School of Letters Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
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International Humanities VI: Introduction to Japanese History II

Sub Title  European Views of Japan
Associate Professor Ellen VAN GOETHEM
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2019 FallTerm
weekly Mon3
Ito B-102 Classroom
E科目 (English, その他)
Course Overview Using a wide range of activities (lecture, discussion, online learning, quizzes, student presentations, etc.) this course provides students with an opportunity to explore how Europeans have described and interpreted Japan through centuries of contact. We will use primary source materials written by travelers, missionaries, adventurers, teachers, traders, and scholars to study how Japan was viewed between the thirteenth and the nineteenth centuries. Through readings and discussions students will also explore the concept of Orientalism, representations of the "Other," and Japan’s place in European historical imagination.
Throughout the semester students will also be working on an individual research project that focuses on the life and achievements of one European visitor of Japan. At the end of the course, each student will present their final findings at a mini-symposium.
Keywords : East-West encounters, Orientalism, the "Other"
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Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : No textbook required.
Reference Books : References include:
Cooper, Michael (ed.). They Came to Japan: An Anthology of European Reports on Japan, 1543–1640. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1995.
Kaempfer, Engelbert, and Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey, trans. Kaempfer’s Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed. University of Hawai’i Press, 1998.
McOmie, William. Foreign Images and Experiences of Japan, 2 vols. Global Oriental: 2005.
Polo, Marco. The Travels of Marco Polo (accessible online from project Gutenberg)
Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage, 1979.
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels (accessible online from project Gutenberg).
Course Handouts : Handouts and slideshows will be made available by the course instructor through Moodle.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction
2 Marco Polo and Early Maps of “the World” in-class assignments See syllabus
3 Finding and Using Sources in-class assignments See syllabus
4 The Arrival of the Portuguese in-class assignments See syllabus
5 Writing Workshop (1): Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Citing in-class assignments See syllabus
6 The Jesuits in Japan in-class assignments See syllabus
7 Writing Workshop (2): Polishing Your Draft in-class assignments See syllabus
8 The Dutch East India Company in-class assignments See syllabus
9 The English East India Company in-class assignments See syllabus
10 Rivalries in-class assignments See syllabus
11 Dejima in-class assignments See syllabus
12 Kaempfer, Thunberg, and von Siebold in-class assignments See syllabus
13 Diplomats and Early Japanologists in-class assignments See syllabus
14 Mini-symposium (1) student presentations See syllabus
15 Mini-symposium (2) student presentations See syllabus

Suggestion for success (Specific) :
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Please make an appointment by email (see syllabus)
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_A-d [資料の理解]
史資料・文献・作品の分析と解釈、および実地調査などに基づいて、世界における文化・歴史・社会の多様性と共通性を理解し説明できる。
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-g [論理的思考能力]
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "good." PASS LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes is evaluated as "average and satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and participation, completion of assignments, and performance on the quizzes falls below satisfactory; more effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
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Evaluation Method
B_A-d
[資料の理解]
B_B1-g
[論理的思考能力]
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
Report 30%
Presentation 40%
Attendance 10%
In-class contribution 20%

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