Romance in East Asian Literature: A Threat to Traditional Values
East Asias biggest challenge is the how society handles the complex relationship
between passion and obligation. This issue is woven throughout classical and modern literature
Sei Shonagons The Pillow Book is a composition of lists, essays, and diary entries from
her time as a lady in waiting for Empress Teishi during Heian Japan. Her literary work brings to
light the recognition of intellect amongst court ladies as
USEFUL CLASSROOM EXPRESSIONS
Wakari-mashita. I understood./I understand.
Wakari-masen. I dont understand.
Wasure-mashita. I forgot.
Please speak slowly.
Please say it again.
At a reception
You meet someone for the rst 0me. Greet the person
and ask ques0ons each other. Try ending the
conversa0on as naturally as you can. Go nd another
person. Talk with at least 3-4 peopl
Japanese 1 Study Guide
Chapter 1 Summary New
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Basic sentences surrounding It is can be constructed using an appropriate noun and the
- Sentences without a subject are very common in Japanes
LJ 445 Midterm
Name of four islands
Size of Japan compared to US
a. 380,000 km squared
b. Roughly the same size as California
Names of to, doo, fu, ken (as for ken, at least several)