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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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8 oct. 2020

Very interesting where I finished the whole course 2 weeks before the due date because I really enjoyed it. I have been a Japan fanatic since middle school so this course is really my cup of tea


15 août 2021

For me this course has been a first approximation to Japanese culture. I´m glad to be able to recognize the concepts learned here when encountering them, which happens surprisingly often!

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par Kam L

26 nov. 2020

Excellent review of how words and pictures are integral to 19th century literary culture in Japan.

par Katrin W

22 nov. 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course, while at the same time learning a lot about the subject.

par Steven T W

16 mars 2021

Great course with very interesting insight into art and literature in nineteenth century Japan.

par Giuliano B

16 janv. 2021

This is a fascinating cultural course that I have learned a lot. I am very grateful. Thank you

par Shohei W

18 mai 2020

Very good overview of relationship between Japanese photography and illustrations and texts

par Aurea L R

10 févr. 2019

It has been very interesting. I've learned a lot about a topic that I do not know


par Ricardo M

30 oct. 2017

A great course with plenty of interesting data and delivered by a master in the subject.

par yui k

12 juin 2020

Watanabe Kazan's insights gave me something for current Black Lives Matter movements.

par Sandra R d C

25 juin 2020

The content is very interesting and well explained and many beautiful images, too.

par Janna T K

26 févr. 2018

An excellent course worth of seeing for anyone who is interested in oriental art.

par Daniel Y

19 nov. 2020

Fascinating, well edited, served in easy to digest bits, and very communicative.

par Mauricio U C

16 janv. 2021

Very enjoyable and full of interesting information. Allowed me to learn a lot.

par Tala B

7 févr. 2018

An amazing and interesting demonstrations from Japanese visual art and culture

par Hayley H

18 nov. 2017

Love the professor! He explains literature and arts so clearly and elegantly.

par Мальчикова С П

31 oct. 2018

Thank you so much for this course! I had a great pleasure when I passed it.

par Brian C S

6 déc. 2017

Recommended for those interested in studying 19th century Japanese history

par Spiros X

20 avr. 2019

great lecture. I have learn so many for Japanese culture and history.


par Karolina U

25 oct. 2020

Very useful and interesting for me as a East Asian culture specialist :)

par Tran T H

19 mai 2021


par Carmen

21 févr. 2019

Very interesting introduction to a subject I was very ignorant about!

par Seif A K

13 sept. 2021

It was Fabulous, Looking forward to more courses on Japanese Culture

par Melina C K

6 mars 2019

Very interesting course! Great to start understanding Japanese art!

par Sagan-Indiana C

10 août 2020

Loved it! Inspired a whole new literary area of research for me.

par Yuliya A S

5 oct. 2020

Loved it, Very interesting fantastic material, and explanation.

par Juyoung R

7 janv. 2018

Very usful and informative course. Highly recommanded for