JAPN4024

Japanese culture in films

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6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

JAPN4088. Japanese language IV (Part 1) or JAPN4099. Japanese language IV (Part2): Capstone experience; OR

Co-requisite:

JAPN4088. Japanese language IV (Part 1) or JAPN4099. Japanese language IV (Part2): Capstone experience

Description

Japanese-medium elecitve


This Japanese-medium content course explores contemporary Japanese films and adaptations of the films for the market in the regions and countries with different social and cultural background. By analyzing the contents of the films, (such as interpretation and visualization of the main story depicted), and the popularity, the course investigates the peculiarity and universality of Japanese culture reflected in the films. To analyze the film contents, it employs the analytical framework advocated by structuralists such as Propp, Lacan, Barthes, and Uchida. To complement the analysis, it also examines domestic and foreign critiques of the films.

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