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1 Reading List: GEK2022 Samurai, Geisha, Yakuza as Self/Other Students are requested to complete the readings preferably before lectures each week. The readings will be available through the IVLE system REQUIRED READINGS : All students should complete. Historical Background : Not compulsory but strongly advised, especially for students with no background in Japanese history (otherwise it may be difficult to follow the lectures). Additional Reading (optional) : Not compulsory but strongly advised for deeper understanding. Week 1 : REQUIRED READINGS: Jack Nachbar and Kevin Lause. Popular Culture: An Introductory Text . Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1992. (“The Meaning and Significance of Stereotypes”) Ian Littlewood, The idea of Japan: Western Images, Western myths (London and Chicago, Ill.: Secker & Warburg 1996) 159-193. Historical Background: Mikiso Hane, Japan: A Short History (Oxford, England; Boston, MA: Oneworld, 2000), 6-14. Week 2
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