IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
選択科目
Intended Year: None in particular.
Intended School: IMAP Department of Philosophy
Topics in Japanese Art and Architectural History III
Topics in Japanese Art and Architectural History III
Sub Title  Samurai as Patrons and Subjects of Art
Professor Anton SCHWEIZER
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2019 SpringTerm
weekly Mon4
Ito B-103 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview The samurai is, together with the geisha, a quintessential and heavily stereotyped embodiment of Japanese culture. Both in Japan and abroad the samurai triggers either fascination and fetishization, or ridicule and disgust. In this seminar we aim for a fresh look at the historical role that this social group played with a focus on art history and material culture. We will discuss artifacts that either were commissioned by samurai or have samurai as their theme. Both types of artifact therefore are important components in the construction of social identity. Our artifacts date mostly from the Heian to the Edo periods and include paintings, sculptures, buildings, weapons, costumes, lacquer, ceramic, and metal objects. By subjecting the artifacts to close readings and identifying changes in style, facture, purpose, and social context we will attempt to rid ourselves of the manifold layers of legend, nostalgia, and nationalist revisionism that often obscure a clear understanding. The seminar will also provide an incomplete survey of political art from the “late classical” to the early modern periods.
Keywords : Art history, architecture, classical period, medieval period, early modernity, visual culture, material culture, social identity
Prerequisites : None
Required Ability : Good English speaking, understanding, reading.
Course Plan Textbooks : No mandatory text boo.
Reference Books : Suggested readings:
1) Yoshiaki Shimizu (ed.), Japan: the Shaping of Daimyo Culture 1185-1868 (New York: Braziller, 1988).
2) Pierre Francois Souyri, The World Turned Upside Down (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001).
3) H. Paul Varley: Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994).
Course Handouts : Syllabus distributed at first meeting. Further materials and readings via Dropbox.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 4/8 Introduction to the course and staking out the topic
2 4/15 The material culture of war
3 4/22 Samurai as sponsors of religion
4 4/29 No class, Golden Week / Showa no hi
5 5/6 War tales (gunki monogatari)
6 5/13 Zen Buddhism
7 5/20 The Higashiyama culture
8 5/27 Sengoku culture
9 6/3 Kyoto screens (rakuchū rakugai zu)
10 6/10 The Tokugawa state ideology
11 6/17 Presentations I
12 6/24 Presentations II
13 7/1 Presentations III
14 7/8 Samurai images from the Edo period
15 7/22Wrap-up: Samurai cinema

Suggestion for success (Specific) :
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Monday 13:00 – 14:30 or by appointment
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
MP_A-b [芸術作品の理解]
芸術学を対象とする領域では、芸術作品を正確に理解するとともに、重要な先行研究をふまえて作品を分析 し考察できる。
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.
MP_B1-b [書誌の作成]
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.
MP_B1-c [理論的な分析]
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.
MP_B2-b [理論的思考力]
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.
DP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
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.
DP_B2-b [コミュニケーション能力]
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
MP_A-b
[芸術作品の理解]
MP_B1-b
[書誌の作成]
MP_B1-c
[理論的な分析]
MP_B2-b
[理論的思考力]
DP_A-a
[先行研究の理解]
DP_B2-b
[コミュニケーション能力]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
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In-class contribution
Class tests
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: 2019/4/3 (20:02)