Arts and Material Culture of Japan

Vakbeschrijving Arts and Material Culture of Japan
Collegejaar: 2018-2019
Studiegidsnummer: 5691ITAM
Docent(en):
  • Dr. D. Müller
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
28:00 uur
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

none

Description

This course explores Japanese art and material culture from the sixth century CE through the twenty-first century. The focus is on objects: architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, manga, anime etc. The course introduces methods for describing and analysing objects within their cultural and social contexts: What can objects tell us about developments in Japanese culture? How can we analyse objects in order to find out? The first half of the course focuses on early to medieval Japan. The second part of the course covers early modern to contemporary Japan.

Course objectives

  • Students train their visual memory and skills in identifying and describing objects
  • Students learn to interpret the meanings of objects by situating them into their contemporary cultural contexts
  • Students develop an understanding of the historical development of Japanese art in four broad historical sections: early and aristocratic Japan, medieval Japan, early modern Japan, modern and contemporary Japan

Timetable

See timetable

Mode of instruction

Lecture

Course Load

5 ects=140 hours

  • Lectures: 26 hours
  • Exam(s): 4 hours
  • Preparation: 110 hours

Assessment method

  • Written examination with multiple choice questions, short open questions, essay question

  • Mid-term Exam (50% of your total grade)

  • Final Exam (50% of your total grade)

Weighing

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

The resit examination takes place for all parts at once. The resit will cover the entire material of the course and the mark will replace all previously earned marks.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

Reading list

The textbook for the second part of the course is:
Christine Guth,* Art of Edo Japan*, Yale University Press, 2010
Readings for the first part of the course will be posted on blackboard.
Students are encouraged to read
Paul Varley, Japanese Culture. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000
Paul Varley (Varley Paul. Japanese Culture. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000)
in preparation for the course and to get a general overview of the development of Japanese arts and culture.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
See also the ‘Registration procedures for classes and examinations’ for registration deadlines and more information on how to register.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Elective choice
Contractonderwijs
Exchange
Study Abroad

Contractonderwijs

Contact

Contact information: Dr. D. Müller

Remarks

Language: English

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