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University of Pittsburgh

Japanese Courses

JPNSE 1071: World of Japan: What's Modern about Japan?

3 credits

In this course we will briefly look at social and cultural conditions in Japan before the modern era (1860s), then study various cultural manifestations of modernity in Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras from the perspective of translation theory of Western concepts, writing reform of 1900, politics and art, aesthetics, popular culture (food, clothing, etc.), and so on.