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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Course
JAPN2087 Introduction to Japanese literature: Beginnings to 1900 6 credits
This course offers a panoramic view of Japanese literature – of representative authors, works, genres and themes – from the beginnings in the 8th century through the early 19th century. In addition to introducing students to the major traditions of pre-twentieth century narrative, poetry and theater, the class also explores the rich cultural and social worlds of premodern and early modern Japan, such as the Heian period imperial court, medieval warrior society, or Edo-period urban commoner culture.
Assessment: 100 % coursework
(Offered in 2020/2021, 1st semester)

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