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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 54007001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 日本の歴史と文化[旧パッケージ]
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Japanese Culture and History
ワタナベ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords Intercultural exchange, Japan in Asia, Globalization, History of diplomacy, Recognition of history 
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Liberal Arts Education
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Class Objectives
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From the viewpoint of international relations in the ancient times, we think about how the formation of the Japanese culture was carried out. 
Class Schedule 1. About the aim and contents of lecture
2. People's life in the Jomon period
3. Transmission of rice crop and Yayoi people
4. From Yayoi Period to Kofun Period
5. International Relations of the Kofun Period and Japan   
6. The migrants and introduction of people and culture and technology  
7. State formation in international relations
8. Inheritance of Buddhism culture
9. Reception of the Buddhism architecture
10. Japan and international relations in the Nara period
11 Internationality of Tenpyo culture
12. Tang style culture in the early Heian period
13. Chinese culture in "national culture"
14. Current theory of "national culture" theory
15. New tide in the Kamakura period 
Reference books for better understanding will be introduced at any time. 
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1. The first one What is the broad view, the viewpoint, and the method necessary for understanding the history of a country?
2. What is the feature ofJapan Jomon Period?
3-10. International environments conscious of the interrelationship between the place where Wa · Japan was placed and cultural intake.
11-12. To be conscious of the influence that the difference in the international relations between the Heian period and the Nara period had on the culture.
13-14. What is the contemporary meaning of the "national culture" theory?  What is the basic stratum culture / classical culture in Japan?
15. It is the same, and, as for the culture of the Kamakura period, what is different from the Heian period in what? 
Requirements This lecture is given in Japanese. 
Grading Method Quizzes and comment 40%, report 60% 
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Other 【As for the student who enrolled after AY2018,and if the take this subject and get credit, this subject are regard as "Area Courses". But as for the student who enrolled before AY2017, "Package-based subject". And also, for the student enrolled before AY2017, if they take this subject, not regarded as "Area Courses".】
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