Franz Kafka and East Asian culture

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Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: KBR
Term: Fall

Teacher: KAWASHIMA Takashi

Course Code: JK15002

The culture of East Asia enjoyed a great popularity in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Also the Prague author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who wrote “The Great Wall of China” (1917) and other stories set in China, loved Chinese poetry and identified himself with great poets like Li Po (Li Bai) and Thu Fu (Du Fu).

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Japan’s early diplomacy during the last decade of the Tokugawa Shogunate

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Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: SEG
Term: Fall

Teacher: SANO Mayuko

Course Code: JK17005

This course aims to explore Japanese diplomacy during the last decade of the Tokugawa Shogunate, through in-depth readings of documents (such as memoirs, diaries, and diplomatic correspondences) written by people who worked on the ground during that time.

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