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ASIA 230     The Land of the Rising "Sons": The Concept of the Child and Children's Culture in Japan  (4)

This course will draw from Japanese art, theater, literature, and cinema to construct a history of the concept of childhood in Japan. We will trace ideas about childhood and expectations of children from the Heian Period through today. The course content will intersect with various issues of modernity such as education, censorship, industrialization, gender, and nationalism. Taught in English.