1J A P N 1 0 1 1INTRODUCTION to JAPANESE STUDIES Semester 2, 2017 Department of Japanese Studies, SMLC University of Hong Kong This course is designed as an introduction to the Department of Japanese Studies and different areas of expertise. It is a prerequisite for the Major in Japanese Studies and the Minor in Japanese Culture. Our goal is to introduce students to key topics and methodologies in the field of Japanese Studies. The course comprises four modules: 1. Premodern History, 2. Modern History, 3. Film and Literature, and 4. Contemporary Japan. Students will not only learn about Japan, but also learn how to analyse it critically. By the end of the course, students should have a broad understanding of Japan and the different approaches and questions posed by some of the diverse disciplines that make up Japanese Studies. LECTURE TIMETIME: Tuesday, 10.30 am – 12.20 pm LOCATION: MWT5, Meng Wah Complex Please arrive on time. Attendance is recorded. You must sign your name upon arrival before 10.40am. LECTURERS DR DANIEL TRAMBAIOLO Lectures 1 & 2: Premodern History || Room 1053, Run Run Shaw || Email: [email protected]DR JANET BORLAND Lectures 3 & 4: Modern History || Room 537, Run Run Shaw || Email: [email protected]DR TIMOTHY UNVERZAGT GODDARD Lectures 5 & 6: Film and Literature || Room 530, Run Run Shaw || Email: [email protected]DR YOSHIKO NAKANO Lectures 7, 8 & 9: Contemporary Japan || Room 536, Run Run Shaw || Email: [email protected]TUTOR MS TIANTIAN DIAO Email: [email protected]
2LECTURES 17 January Introduction Welcome and Overview 24 January Lecture 1 Premodern History Dr Trambaiolo 31 January No class Chinese New Year 7 February Lecture 2 Premodern History Dr Trambaiolo 14 February Skills Workshop Library Resources Training Ms Tsui 21 February Lecture 3Modern History Dr Borland 28 February Lecture 4 Modern History Dr Borland 7 March No class Reading Week 14 March Film Screening Giants and Toys(1958) Dr Goddard 21 March Lecture 5 Film and Literature Dr Goddard 28 March Lecture 6 Film and Literature Dr Goddard 4 April No class Ching Ming Festival 11 April Lecture 7 Contemporary Japan Dr Nakano 18 April Lecture 8 + Film Screening Contemporary JapanJiro Dreams of Sushi(2011) Dr Nakano 25 April Lecture 9 Contemporary Japan + Final Q&A session on JAPN course offerings Dr Nakano LECTURE ATTENDANCE Attendance in lectures is compulsory and will be recorded at the beginning of each lecture.