JAP232 History of Entertainment in Japan

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Marek Mikeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:00–11:40 B2.13
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 170 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 39/170, only registered: 0/170, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/170
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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. Entertainment in the Meiji period
  • 8. Entertainment in pre-war Japan
  • 9-11. Modern entertainment in Japan
  • 12. Final exam
  • MASUKAWA, Kōichi. Nihon yūgishi: kodai kara gendai made no asobi to shakai. Shohan. Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 2012, 335, xi p. ISBN 45-824-6814-4.
  • DALIOT-BUL, Michal. License to play : the ludic in Japanese culture. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. xxxiv, 186. ISBN 9780824839406. info
  • MASUKAWA, Kōichi. Nihon yugi shisoshi. Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 2014. 310, xi. ISBN 9784582468175. info
  • Japan at play : the ludic and the logic of power. Edited by Joy Hendry - Massimo Raveri. First published. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2002. xvi, 309. ISBN 0415215013. info
  • The culture of Japan as seen through its leisure. Edited by Sepp Linhart - Sabine Frühstück. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. x, 396. ISBN 0791437922. info
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.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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