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JAPN3023 “Nihonjinron”: The question of Japanese uniqueness 6 credits
This Japanese-medium interdisciplinary content course looks at major influential “Nihonjinron” texts written in the post-war era. The term “Nihonjinron” refers to a genre of texts which discuss unique features of Japanese society and people and have been written by authors of various fields. Students will be expected to read a selection of key texts in their Japanese-language version in depth and examine them critically. The historical background of each text will be discussed thoroughly to provide students with critical perspectives on these texts.
Co-requisite: JAPN3188. Japanese language IV (Part 1) or JAPN3199. Japanese language IV (Part 2)
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Offered in 2016/2017, 2nd semester)

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