Understanding of Tea-Culture

Understanding of Tea-Culture - SYLLABUS Year. 2005 Course...

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SYLLABUS Year. 2005 Course No. SOC 1335 Course Title Understanding of Tea-Culture Course Classification Elective Cultural studies Credit 3.0 Grade A+ Professor Dr. Yongjin Go Course Description This class aims to teach every aspect of tea life including basic etiquette of way to drink tea, tea preparation, suitable tea selection for special occasions, and so on. Life culture of Tea properly would help you inspire your own soul as well as promote personal relations. Through a study of the careers of influential tea masters and texts that examine the historical, religious, and cultural background to tea culture, the class will also trace how the tea ceremony has become a metaphor for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese ceremony. Required and Recommended Readings 1) Hirota, Dennis. Wind in the Pines. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 2002. 2) Kawabata Yasunari. Thousand Cranes. New York: Vintage, 1996. 3) Okakura Kakuzō. The Book of Tea. Mineola: Dover, 1964. 4) Tanizaki Jun’ichirō. In Praise of Shadows. New Haven: Leete’s Island Books, 1980. 5) Varley, H. Paul and Kumakura Isao. Tea in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1989. You will receive a handout for most classes geared to the lecture and meant to serve as a supplementary reference to the topic. Requirements and Assignments Written assignments: Analysis of an object used in the tea culture Due Feb. 8 (5 %) Essay on the aesthetics of tea, 3-4 pages Due Feb. 27 (15%) Looking assignment comparing two works of art, 3-4 pages Due Mar. 12 (15%) Final paper, 10-12 pages Due May 12 (40%) Participation You will also be expected to participate in class discussion (10%) and in three presentations (15%). One of the basic skills of a tea practitioner is the ability to arrange objects for his or her guests. Over the course of the semester you will expected to make such an arrangement, known as a toriawase. You will begin by selecting two objects and presenting them to your classmates commenting
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