Fall 2023 History: East Asian UN3871 section 001

MODERN JAPAN: IMAGES & WORDS

MODERN JAPAN: IMAGES & WO

Call Number 12515
Day & Time
Location
R 12:10pm-2:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Gregory Pflugfelder
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course relies primarily on visual materials to familiarize students with the history of Japan from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the present. It follows a chronological order, introducing students to various realms of Japanese visual culture—from woodblock prints to film, anime, and manga—along with the historical contexts that they were shaped by, and in turn helped shape. Special attention will paid to the visual technologies of nation-building, war, and empire; to historical interactions between Japanese and Euro-American visual culture; to the operations of still versus moving images; and to the mass production of visual commodities for the global marketplace. Students who take the course will emerge not only with a better understanding of Japan’s modern historical experience, but also with a more discerning eye for the ways that images convey meaning and offer access to the past.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 10:07AM Sunday, July 14, 2024
Subject History: East Asian
Number UN3871
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20233HSEA3871W001