Japan
The Intersection of Tradition & Modernity
DATE 
TOPICS/READINGS
1/6 Introduction Shinto: The Indigenous Traditon?
Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations (JC): 13-53
DE: Amano/Niutsuhime Shrine (Matsubara-sensei)
DE: Koyassan (Hoffert-sensei)
1/13 Honji-Suijaku: The Synthesis of Buddhism and Shinto
JC: 61-72Shinto and BuddhismMt. HieiIitokodori
DE: Kii Katsura: Nachi Taisha (Maria Cortez) • Tokyo: Sensoji (Jeff Kleppin)
F4T:  Gyoza (Josselin Rodriguez)
1/20Zen and the Development of Japanese Aesthetics
JC: 79-97 Wabi Sabi: 7-36 Japanese Mascots John Oliver’s Mascots
DE: Kyoto ~ Kinkakuji (Alessandro Ayala)
F4T: Soba (Bella Ayala)
1/27
The Japanese Tea Ceremony
Wabi Sabi: 40-72 Bushido: The Soul of the Samurai (Sections 1-4)
DE: Kyoto ~ Ryoanji (Megan Black)
F4T: Wagashi (Christy Nguyen)
2/3
Confucianism in the Tokugawa Shogunate
JC: 101-107 Bushido: The Sould of the Samurai (Sections 5-17)
DE: Nagoya ~ Nagoya Castle (Paul Lewis)
F4T: Chankonabe (Erik Meier)
 Sukiyaki (Kristen DeAngelis)
2/10
Japan’s Encounter with the Modern World
Modern Japan: 1-41 JC: 113-123
DE: Tokyo ~ Imperial Palace (Rebekah Eaton) • Nagoya: Atsuta Shrine (Christian Burciaga)
F4T: Tonkatsu (Jeff Kleppin)
2/17Revolution: Embracing Modernity
Modern Japan: 42-61 Aspects of Hybrid ConsciousnessToyota Production System
DE: Nagoya ~ Toyota Techno Museum (Colin Froehlich)
F4T: Tempura (Paul Lewis)
2/23 MOVIE: Barefoot Gen
7:00-9:00 PM  in Smith Hall (Old Main, 2nd Floor)
2/24 Overcoming and Ovecome by Modernity: Japan at War
Modern Japan: 62-88 MOVIE: Barefoot Gen (if you can't make 2/23 screening, watch on reserve in library)
DE: Tokyo ~ Yasukuni Shrine (Junrong Qian) • Hiroshima: Peace Park and Museum (Erik Meier)
F4T: Yakitori (Rachel Newlin)
3/2 SPRING BREAK
3/9Economic Miracles and the Making of a Postmodern Society
Modern Japan: 89-123
DE: Osaka ~ Tsutenkaku/Doutonbori (Naja Brooks)
F4T:  Udon (Christian Burciaga)
3/16Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Test Session
Log in to Blackboard and follow the directions in this link
3/23 Tradition and Modernity: The Ongoing Creation of Japanese Identity
Modern Japan: 124-149 Chinmoku Gambari  Senpai-Kohai
DE: Kyoto ~ Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kristen DeAngelis)
F4T: Japanese Crepe (Rebekah Eaton) 
Ramen (Junrong [Rola] Qian)
3/30 The Development of Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization: 1-34 Robots (watch up to 19m28s)
DE: Kyoto ~ Gion (Josselin Rodriguez)
F4T: Okonomiyaki (Alessandro Ayala)
4/6
The Globalization of Japanese Pop Culture
Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization: 35-71 Harajuku Maid Cafe
DE: Tokyo ~ Harajuku (Christy Nguyen)  Tokyo ~ Akihabara (Rachel Newlin)
Sushi/Sashimi (Colin Froehlich)
4/13Tales from the Dark Side
Dogs and Demons: 358-385 Rent-A-Family
DE: Hiroshima ~ Miyajima (Bella Ayala)
F4T: Takoyaki (Naja Brooks)
4/20
Final Paper Presentations
F4T:  Donburi (Maria Cortez) Brief presentations of each student’s final paper (with a strict 5-minute time limit) Final Paper
4/27
6:30-8:30 pm
Final Paper Presentations
Remaining presentations of final papers