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Spring 2021
Oct 22, 2021
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JAPN 0230 - Rethinking the Body in Japan
*Rethinking the Body in Contemporary Japan (In English)* In this course we will examine attitudes toward and tensions related to the human body in Japan. Looking at art, music, style, and social issues we will examine the symbolic as well as material concerns of bodies in contemporary Japan. Religious, historical, martial, and aesthetic understandings of bodies will be addressed. We will analyze Japan's current attitudes toward organ transplantation, treatment of the deceased, plastic surgery, surrogacy, sex change surgery and other embodied practices. Readings will include /Twice Dead/ and /Commodifying Bodies/. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Languages Division
Japanese Studies Department

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