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JST4180 - Advanced Topics in Japanese Culture

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Alison Tokita


Not offered in 2007


Selected topics in Japanese culture, concentrating on the distinction between elite and folk culture in the traditional period; classical theatrical forms; the modern theatre; and contemporary popular culture. Particular emphasis is placed on considering the type of methodologies which have been used in existing studies of Japanese culture.


Written assignment (6000 words): 60%
Oral presentation (2000 words): 30%
Seminar participation (1000 words): 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week