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Week
1
3 hours to complete

Samurai Portraits

12 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 13 quizzes
12 videos
1-2 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan I9m
1-3 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan II7m
1-4 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan III8m
1-5 Representation of Reality in Literatures I9m
1-6 Representation of Reality in Literatures II8m
1-7 Watanabe Kazan's Representation of Reality9m
1-8 Chinese Quatrain by Rai Mikisaburō11m
1-9 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō I8m
1-10 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō II6m
1-11 Yoshida Shōin and His Writings I6m
1-12 Yoshida Shōin and His writings II6m
1 reading
Course Description10m
13 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 1-12m
Practice Quiz 1-22m
Practice Quiz 1-32m
Practice Quiz 1-42m
Practice Quiz 1-52m
Practice Quiz 1-62m
Practice Quiz 1-72m
Practice Quiz 1-82m
Practice Quiz 1-92m
Practice Quiz 1-102m
Practice Quiz 1-112m
Practice Quiz 1-122m
Module 1 Graded Quiz36m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Painted Beauties

14 videos (Total 105 min), 15 quizzes
14 videos
2-2 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan II11m
2-3 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan III9m
2-4 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi I6m
2-5 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi II7m
2-6 "The Courtesan Usugumo of the Miura House at the Age of 89"8m
2-7 Beauties in Ukiyo-e I6m
2-8 Beauties in Ukiyo-e II5m
2-9 Beauties in Writings I6m
2-10 Beauties in Writings II8m
2-11 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko I9m
2-12 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko II2m
2-13 Beauties in Photographs I7m
2-14 Beauties in Photographs II9m
15 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 2-12m
Practice Quiz 2-22m
Practice Quiz 2-32m
Practice Quiz 2-42m
Practice Quiz 2-52m
Practice Quiz 2-62m
Practice Quiz 2-72m
Practice Quiz 2-82m
Practice Quiz 2-92m
Practice Quiz 2-102m
Practice Quiz 2-112m
Practice Quiz 2-122m
Practice Quiz 2-132m
Practice Quiz 2-142m
Module 2 Graded Quiz42m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The Literary Photograph I

8 videos (Total 75 min), 9 quizzes
8 videos
3-2 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo I9m
3-3 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo II11m
3-4 "Calligraphy and Painting Gathering in Satte Post Town" by Yoda Chikkoku II8m
3-5 Inscribed Photographs I11m
3-6 Inscribed Photographs II8m
3-7 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers I12m
3-8 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers II5m
9 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 3-12m
Practice Quiz 3-22m
Practice Quiz 3-32m
Practice Quiz 3-42m
Practice Quiz 3-52m
Practice Quiz 3-62m
Practice Quiz 3-72m
Practice Quiz 3-82m
Module3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The Literary Photograph II

9 videos (Total 78 min), 10 quizzes
9 videos
4-2 Portrait of Niijima Yae7m
4-3 Picture Postcard I7m
4-4 Picture Postcard II11m
4-5 Letters from Nagai Kafū11m
4-6 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū I7m
4-7 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū II8m
4-8 Course Summary I7m
4-9 Course Summary II6m
10 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 4-12m
Practice Quiz 4-22m
Practice Quiz 4-32m
Practice Quiz 4-42m
Practice Quiz 4-52m
Practice Quiz 4-62m
Practice Quiz 4-72m
Practice Quiz 4-82m
Practice Quiz 4-92m
Module 4 Graded Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan

By SCSep 6th 2019

It has expanded my views not only on Japan Visual and Literary Culture but also has open for me a new way of looking at portraits in different cultures and times. Thank you so much

By 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.

Instructor

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Robert Campbell

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

About 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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