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Catalog 2020-2021 
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JAPN 213 - Manga, Anime & Modern Japan

This course uses Japanese manga (comics) and anime (animated films) as mirrors that reflect the Japanese experience of rapid economic and social transformation over the past 150 years. Starting with the examination of ancient Japanese style of visual expression, we will trace how manga and anime sketch out a parallel world that is linked both historically and culturally to the imagined community of the Japanese nation-state. Taught in English.

General Education: C1 Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater
Typically Offered: Spring term only

Units: 3