JS508 Interpretations of Modernity 1

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Interpretations of Modernity 1
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***Interpretations of Modernity 1 and 2 must be taken together*** This course focuses on the moral vision in modern Japanese literature with regards to environmental issues and war responsibilities. We will read salient full-length novels, documentary, and short stories that deal with nuclear issues, environmental pollution, human experiments, and war responsibilities to address questions of moral vision in Japanese literature. What are our moral responsibilities as stewards of the environment we inhabit? What do we learn from past mistakes and efforts? What can literature do to help us understand the world we inhabit in relation to our lives?
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M.A. in Japanese Studies
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