• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Gibeau
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This is the companion course to ASIA 2009 Modern Japanese Society (MJS).  Whereas MJS examines Japan through the lens of the social sciences  Modern Japanese Culture (MJC) approaches Japan through the humanities.  Specifically, this class will draw on such materials as novels, short stories, film, poetry, anime and theatre to introduce students to a cross-section of Japanese culture: high and low, metropolitan and peripheral, contemporary and not-so-contemporary.

In this class we will move beyond simplistic characterizations of Japanese culture and Japanese cultural identity as homogeneous, monolithic entities and arrive at understandings of Japan, Japanese culture and cultural identity as an amalgams of coexisting, competing and oftentimes conflicting narratives, each with its own historical and political context.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Through lectures and outside readings students will gain a basic familiarity with important cultural and historical trends in modern Japan.  In group discussions and the final research paper students will learn how to develop and apply historically contextualised analyses of cultural artefacts.  In writing the research paper students will master the fundamentals of academic writing (setting a viable research topic, archival work, critical analysis, conventions of academic writing, etc.) over the course of their investigation of a specific aspect of modern Japanese culture.

Indicative Assessment

Attendance (10%

Tutorial Assignments (20%)

Quizzes (20%)

Research Paper (50%) comprising of the following -

Title & abstract (10%)

Annotated bibliography and outline (15%)

Final Draft (75%)

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Workload

1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9071 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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