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japan studies
- BA Course

Interdisciplinary Elective Course
JAPN3032 The formation of literary modernity in Japan: The Meiji period (1868-1912) 6 credits
This course offers insights into the complex formation process of literary modernity in Japan through an examination of the tremendous transformations in writing and representation that occurred throughout the Meiji period (1868-1912). In addition to discussing a variety of representative texts and genres (travelogues, poetry, short stories, essays, novels) through English translations, we will also closely read and translate from original texts to get a sense of the linguistic complexity but also of the beauty of Meiji period writings.
Prerequisite: JAPN2099. Japanese language II (Part 2) or equivalent
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Not on offer in 2020/2021)

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