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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 vidéos (Total 102 min), 1 lecture, 13 quiz
Video12 vidéos
1-2 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan I9 min
1-3 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan II7 min
1-4 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan III8 min
1-5 Representation of Reality in Literatures I9 min
1-6 Representation of Reality in Literatures II8 min
1-7 Watanabe Kazan's Representation of Reality9 min
1-8 Chinese Quatrain by Rai Mikisaburō11 min
1-9 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō I8 min
1-10 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō II6 min
1-11 Yoshida Shōin and His Writings I6 min
1-12 Yoshida Shōin and His writings II6 min
Reading1 lecture
Course Description10 min
Quiz13 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 1-12 min
Practice Quiz 1-22 min
Practice Quiz 1-32 min
Practice Quiz 1-42 min
Practice Quiz 1-52 min
Practice Quiz 1-62 min
Practice Quiz 1-72 min
Practice Quiz 1-82 min
Practice Quiz 1-92 min
Practice Quiz 1-102 min
Practice Quiz 1-112 min
Practice Quiz 1-122 min
Module 1 Graded Quiz36 min

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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 vidéos (Total 105 min), 15 quiz
Video14 vidéos
2-2 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan II11 min
2-3 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan III9 min
2-4 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi I6 min
2-5 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi II7 min
2-6 "The Courtesan Usugumo of the Miura House at the Age of 89"8 min
2-7 Beauties in Ukiyo-e I6 min
2-8 Beauties in Ukiyo-e II5 min
2-9 Beauties in Writings I6 min
2-10 Beauties in Writings II8 min
2-11 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko I9 min
2-12 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko II2 min
2-13 Beauties in Photographs I7 min
2-14 Beauties in Photographs II9 min
Quiz15 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 2-12 min
Practice Quiz 2-22 min
Practice Quiz 2-32 min
Practice Quiz 2-42 min
Practice Quiz 2-52 min
Practice Quiz 2-62 min
Practice Quiz 2-72 min
Practice Quiz 2-82 min
Practice Quiz 2-92 min
Practice Quiz 2-102 min
Practice Quiz 2-112 min
Practice Quiz 2-122 min
Practice Quiz 2-132 min
Practice Quiz 2-142 min
Module 2 Graded Quiz42 min

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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 vidéos (Total 75 min), 9 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3-2 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo I9 min
3-3 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo II11 min
3-4 "Calligraphy and Painting Gathering in Satte Post Town" by Yoda Chikkoku II8 min
3-5 Inscribed Photographs I11 min
3-6 Inscribed Photographs II8 min
3-7 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers I12 min
3-8 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers II5 min
Quiz9 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 3-12 min
Practice Quiz 3-22 min
Practice Quiz 3-32 min
Practice Quiz 3-42 min
Practice Quiz 3-52 min
Practice Quiz 3-62 min
Practice Quiz 3-72 min
Practice Quiz 3-82 min
Module3 Graded Quiz30 min

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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 vidéos (Total 78 min), 10 quiz
Video9 vidéos
4-2 Portrait of Niijima Yae7 min
4-3 Picture Postcard I7 min
4-4 Picture Postcard II11 min
4-5 Letters from Nagai Kafū11 min
4-6 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū I7 min
4-7 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū II8 min
4-8 Course Summary I7 min
4-9 Course Summary II6 min
Quiz10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz 4-12 min
Practice Quiz 4-22 min
Practice Quiz 4-32 min
Practice Quiz 4-42 min
Practice Quiz 4-52 min
Practice Quiz 4-62 min
Practice Quiz 4-72 min
Practice Quiz 4-82 min
Practice Quiz 4-92 min
Module 4 Graded Quiz30 min
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par 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.

par 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

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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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