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Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This is an introductory course and is open to anyone with an interest in the history of Japanese books. A basic knowledge of the history of Japan and Japanese literature will be helpful but is not required. This course can also be studied alongside two companion courses, Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books and The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books. The course makes use of a number of visual resources which may unfortunately make some of the activities not accessible to learners with visual impairment. Course videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles. You can use the hashtag #FLjapanesebooks to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • How to handle old Japanese books
  • Evolution of scripts and materials used in traditional Japanese books
  • Binding methods and the practice of reformatting
  • The hierarchy of book formats in traditional Japan
  • Relationship between format and content in traditional Japanese books
  • Genre and binding
  • History of illustrated manuscripts and printed illustrated books
  • History of printing and publishing in Japan
  • Printed books and the development of scholarship in early-modern Japan

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Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (9 weeks ago)
Cost $74
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Instructors Goki Miyakita, Keiko Okawa, Yumiko Murai, Wataru Ichinohe, Akinori Takanobu, Takahiro Sasaki, Gian-Piero Persiani, Hope Z, Motoki Yasui
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Subjects Humanities Programming
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Japanese and Portuguese Instructor $40k

Assistant Books Editor. $52k

Japanese Translator $54k

Books Editor $55k

Assistant Lecturer of Japanese $57k

Associate Books Editor. $57k

Administration Japanese Bilingual $60k

ESL and Japanese Teacher $65k

Operations, Books Group $73k

Japanese Language Instructor $81k

Professor of Japanese $129k

Associate Japanese Tutor $233k

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (9 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From Keio University via FutureLearn
Instructors Goki Miyakita, Keiko Okawa, Yumiko Murai, Wataru Ichinohe, Akinori Takanobu, Takahiro Sasaki, Gian-Piero Persiani, Hope Z, Motoki Yasui
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Programming
Tags Literature R

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