JAPANESE PHILOSOPHY AND THOUGHT
2017/2018, Semester 1
Arts & Social Sciences (Japanese Studies)
Modular Credits: 4
In this module we will examine the role of intellectual history and philosophy in the formation of the modern Japanese state and modern Japanese identities. Within this broad topic, we will concentrate on three important themes: the continuing importance of the pre-modern intellectual legacy, the crucial role of gender in the construction of the Japanese nation-state, and the problematic relationship between the thinker and the state. Development of critical reading and writing skills will be emphasized; we will discuss methods of improving these skills throughout the module. No knowledge of the Japanese language or of specialized scholarly vocabulary is required. Just bring an open mind, a desire to learn, and some questions you'd like to answer.
None. If you have questions, please contact me.
This will be posted closer to the beginning of class.
See the syllabus and the paper guidelines. These will be posted closer to the beginning of class.