JAP232 History of Entertainment in Japan

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Marek Mikeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Wed 14:10–15:45 B2.13
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to provide a possibly cherent overview of the evolution of entertainment in Japan. At the end of the course, students should have a better understanding of the evolution of entertainment in Japan and should be able to view the individual pastimes in the broader context of the culture of entertainment as well as in the context of Japanese history.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Entertainment before the Heian period
  • 3. Entertainment in the Heian period
  • 4. Entertainment in medieval Japan
  • 5-6. Entertainment in the Edo period
  • 7-8. Entertainment in modern Japan
  • 9. Theatre and Film - an overview from the perspective of popular culture
  • 10. Literature - an overview focused on the readership
  • 11. not yet determined
  • 12. Final exam
  • CHOGA, Sasama Yoshihiko. Nihon kodomo no asobi zukan. Tōkyō: Yūshikan, 2010. ISBN 978-486-3610-101.
  • MASUKAWA, Kōichi. Nihon yūgishi: kodai kara gendai made no asobi to shakai. Shohan. Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 2012, 335, xi p. ISBN 45-824-6814-4.
  • YOSHIDA, Mitsukuni, Ikko TANAKA a Tsune SESOKO. Asobi: the sensibilities at play. Hiroshima, Japan: Mazda Motor Corp., c1987, 128 s.
Teaching methods
Lectures with the use of audiovisual materials.
Assessment methods
Written test. Score of 70% or higher required. +70% attendance or submisson of a short essay.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je určen i pro studenty mimo mateřské obory.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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