Asian Studies Major/Minor Course
Asian Languages and Civilizations

Course Credits: 3
Asian Studies Major/Minor Course

Semester(s) Offered

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2017

Catalog Description

Examines the fusion of literary and visual arts in twelfth- to nineteenth-century Japan, focusing on illustrated handscrolls and narrative paintings. Students will explore tales of monsters, samurai, fantastic journeys to other worlds, anthropomorphic animals, and the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors of contemporary Japanese comics. This course seeks to analyze visual-literary texts in their historical contexts as both literature and art. Taught in English.

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