WRITING EMPIRE: COLONIAL JAPAN

Long Title: 
Writing Empire: Images of Colonial Japan
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subject Name: 
East Asian Languages & Lits
Course Number: 
291
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores the development of Japanese and colonial identities in literature produced in and about Japan’s colonies during the first half of the 20th century. We read literary works written during and about the Japanese empire by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Okinawan and Taiwanese writers. By bringing together different voices from inside and outside of Japan’s empire, students gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of colonial hegemony and identity. Taught in English: no knowledge of Chinese, Japanese or Korean required.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
30293-S20

Course Sections

WRITING EMPIRE: COLONIAL JAPAN
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kimberly Kono kkono@smith.edu MW 01:20-02:35 HATFLD 205