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Japan's "Others": cultural production of difference
ALIT 209
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 209

This class will examine various types of texts throughout Japanese history that categorize groups or individuals as being different from the "main" culture of Japan. We will also explore texts attributed to these "othered" groups. Examples will range from early medieval discussions of demons, theatrical representations of China, Okinawan and Ainu literature, views on Christianity in the early modern period, to a modern burakumin writer. The questions we will explore include: how do texts identify and ascribe "otherness"? What is the relationship between the formation of such "otherness" and the establishment of a "Japanese identity"?

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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