Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ31101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name アジア文化論(表象文化)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Asian Cultural Studies (Cultural Representation)
チェ ジンソク,アラミ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:IAS K311
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students
Keywords Asia
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
By viewing examples of films made in South Korea and in China and in Japan, students will be exposed to the forms of cultural representation used in Asia.
The aim of the class is to use the medium of film to help students learn about Asian history, culture and society. 
Class Schedule Session 1 Introductory guidance
Session 2 Korean documentary film (1)
Session 3 Korean documentary film (2)
Session 4 Korean documentary film (2)
Session 5 Korean documentary film (3)
Session 6 Korean documentary film (3)
Session 7 Chinese documentary film (1)
Session 8 Chinese documentary film (1)
Session 9 Chinese documentary film (2)
Session 10 Chinese documentary film (2)
Session 11 Japanese documentary film (1)
Session 12 Japanese documentary film (1)
Session 13 Japanese documentary film (2)
Session 14 Japanese documentary film (2)
Session 15 Discussion
Submission of the completed Response Sheet given out in class, and of the end-of-semester written report 
Students will be notified at the appropriate time. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbooks, handouts, audio materials, visual materials (videos, PC content, etc.) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Before the class begins, students must watch the following U.S. director Michael Moore's documentaries, to deepen their understanding of American-style capitalism (including the Military-Industrial Complex):
"Bowling for Columbine" (2002); "Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004); "Sicko" (2007); "Capitalism: A Love Story" (2009)
Grading Method Participation in class Presentations given in class Response Sheet (handed out in class) End-of-semester written report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Students are expected to participate actively in class.
By viewing films, we can engage in lively discussion about the history, culture and society of Asia, and about how film operates as a medium for cultural representation. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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