Book Reading and Discussion on Japanese Thoughts and Culture: Japanese Traditional Drama, Two Plays by Chikamatsu Monzaemon

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Course Type: Seminar
Study Focus: KBR, VMC
Term: Fall

Teacher: HAYASE Atsushi

Course Code: JK24002

This Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English.

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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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