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JPN 410/510 Contemporary JPN Fiction & Film

Instructor: Huang-wen Lai
Tuesday & Thursday 1000-1120

This class will explore fiction and film in contemporary Japan from 1945 to the present day . Topics include literary and cinematic representation of Japan’s war experience and postwar reconstruction, negotiation with traditional Japanese aesthetics, artistic confrontation with state and society, and changing ideas of gender and sexuality.

Fulfills upper division requirement for JPN major and minor.

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