Selected Readings in Classical Japanese Literature

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Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: KBR
Term: Fall

Teacher: YUKAWA Shikiko

Course Code: JK15003

The aim of this course is to seek and discuss Japanese values, ideas and attitudes toward certain universal themes, such as love, death, human nature and aesthetic beauty through a close reading of selected representative works of classical Japanese literature. We will use well-known English translations of the Manyoshu, Taketori Monogatari, Ise Monogatari and Tsurezuregusa, among other works, as our texts.

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