EALC 328. The Body in Japan. 3 Hours H.

The course examines historical and cultural concepts of the body in Japan and then focuses upon the pivotal events of the last half-century as experienced through the body. Students are introduced to a wide range of extreme bodily experiences: the regimented body of wartime, the body irradiated by the atomic bomb, the body of malnutrition and national humiliation, possessed bodies, licentious bodies, creating life through the body, the aged body, self-immolation of the body, nurturing the body, beautifying the body, and others. The primary sources of investigation and discussion are novels written after the war, films, anthropological writings, and popular culture. All readings are in English. LEC.

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