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In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries. This course offers learners the chance to encounter and appreciate behavior, moral standards and some of the material conditions surrounding Japanese artists in the nineteenth century, in order to renew our assumptions about what artistic “realism” is and what it meant. Learners will walk away with a clear understanding of how society and the individual were conceived of and represented in early modern Japan. Unlike contemporary western art forms, which acknowledge their common debt as “sister arts” but remain divided by genre and discourse, Japanese visual and literary culture tended to combine, producing literary texts inspired by visual images, and visual images which would then be inscribed with poems and prose. Noticing and being able to interpret this indivisibility of visual/literary cultures is essential in understanding the social and psychological values embedded within the beauty of Japanese art....
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Samurai Portraits

One good way to gauge the distance between literary and visual culture in early modern Japan is to examine the ways in which painters and poets depicted their contemporaries. Portraits of samurai are especially rich in information about how men at the top of the social ladder wished to be “viewed” as physical entities, and how they expressed themselves as moral actors within society. In the first module, we will learn the basic formal aspects of samurai portraiture, and at the same time begin to interpret poems and prose inscribed onto the images themselves....
Reading
12 видео (всего 102 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 13 тестов
Video12 видео
1-2 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan I9мин
1-3 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan II7мин
1-4 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan III8мин
1-5 Representation of Reality in Literatures I9мин
1-6 Representation of Reality in Literatures II8мин
1-7 Watanabe Kazan's Representation of Reality9мин
1-8 Chinese Quatrain by Rai Mikisaburō11мин
1-9 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō I8мин
1-10 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō II6мин
1-11 Yoshida Shōin and His Writings I6мин
1-12 Yoshida Shōin and His writings II6мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Course Description10мин
Quiz13 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz 1-12мин
Practice Quiz 1-22мин
Practice Quiz 1-32мин
Practice Quiz 1-42мин
Practice Quiz 1-52мин
Practice Quiz 1-62мин
Practice Quiz 1-72мин
Practice Quiz 1-82мин
Practice Quiz 1-92мин
Practice Quiz 1-102мин
Practice Quiz 1-112мин
Practice Quiz 1-122мин
Module 1 Graded Quiz36мин

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Painted Beauties

Visual images of women produced in Japan before the introduction of photography can be divided into two types: portraits of women who actually existed in society, and painted or printed images of idealized “beauties,” whose resemblance to physical reality was subsumed often to an intense interest in mode and situational aspect. Like samurai portraits, images of women, both real and imagined, would often be inscribed with texts which instruct viewers how to understand and appreciate them. In this module, we will overview several painted and printed images, and learn how contemporary viewers used these images and their texts as a tool to understand the world....
Reading
14 видео (всего 105 мин.), 15 тестов
Video14 видео
2-2 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan II11мин
2-3 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan III9мин
2-4 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi I6мин
2-5 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi II7мин
2-6 "The Courtesan Usugumo of the Miura House at the Age of 89"8мин
2-7 Beauties in Ukiyo-e I6мин
2-8 Beauties in Ukiyo-e II5мин
2-9 Beauties in Writings I6мин
2-10 Beauties in Writings II8мин
2-11 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko I9мин
2-12 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko II2мин
2-13 Beauties in Photographs I7мин
2-14 Beauties in Photographs II9мин
Quiz15 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz 2-12мин
Practice Quiz 2-22мин
Practice Quiz 2-32мин
Practice Quiz 2-42мин
Practice Quiz 2-52мин
Practice Quiz 2-62мин
Practice Quiz 2-72мин
Practice Quiz 2-82мин
Practice Quiz 2-92мин
Practice Quiz 2-102мин
Practice Quiz 2-112мин
Practice Quiz 2-122мин
Practice Quiz 2-132мин
Practice Quiz 2-142мин
Module 2 Graded Quiz42мин

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The Literary Photograph I

What methods did early modern Japanese artists and writers have at hand to “capture the moment,” and how did these methods influence the introduction and adaption of western photography in the mid-nineteenth century? In this module we will see how photographic modes of representation were assimilated into the literary tradition of portraiture, which was covered in modules 1 and 2....
Reading
8 видео (всего 75 мин.), 9 тестов
Video8 видео
3-2 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo I9мин
3-3 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo II11мин
3-4 "Calligraphy and Painting Gathering in Satte Post Town" by Yoda Chikkoku II8мин
3-5 Inscribed Photographs I11мин
3-6 Inscribed Photographs II8мин
3-7 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers I12мин
3-8 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers II5мин
Quiz9 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz 3-12мин
Practice Quiz 3-22мин
Practice Quiz 3-32мин
Practice Quiz 3-42мин
Practice Quiz 3-52мин
Practice Quiz 3-62мин
Practice Quiz 3-72мин
Practice Quiz 3-82мин
Module3 Graded Quiz30мин

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The Literary Photograph II

Our final module traces the trajectory of the literary photograph from the end of the long nineteenth century into Japan’s modern era. Photographic images of the human figure in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan were often accompanied by literary writing inscribed either on the image itself, or on its reverse side. Modern novelists sometimes published photographs with short poems as captions. We will wrap up our course with a summary of how visual and written modes of representation colluded, and combined to produce powerful documents of social and psychological actuality....
Reading
9 видео (всего 78 мин.), 10 тестов
Video9 видео
4-2 Portrait of Niijima Yae7мин
4-3 Picture Postcard I7мин
4-4 Picture Postcard II11мин
4-5 Letters from Nagai Kafū11мин
4-6 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū I7мин
4-7 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū II8мин
4-8 Course Summary I7мин
4-9 Course Summary II6мин
Quiz10 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz 4-12мин
Practice Quiz 4-22мин
Practice Quiz 4-32мин
Practice Quiz 4-42мин
Practice Quiz 4-52мин
Practice Quiz 4-62мин
Practice Quiz 4-72мин
Practice Quiz 4-82мин
Practice Quiz 4-92мин
Module 4 Graded Quiz30мин
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автор: VCJan 10th 2018

Very knowledgeable lecturer with a gentle humble voice. Much was learned about literary portraits from 18th/19th centuries to literary photographs in the early 20th century.

автор: HLOct 16th 2017

Great course, excellent teaching by sensei. ALthough subtitles sometimes are wrongly interpreted (like 'major restoration' nstead of 'Meiji'

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Robert Campbell

Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Director-General, National Institute of Japanese Literature

О The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity....

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