Brown University shieldBrown University

Pop and Political: Modern Culture in Japan and the Koreas

EAST 0350 S01 [CRN: 16709]

This course introduces the modern cultures of Japan and Korea through an examination of events, artifacts, and cultural practices. With a broad understanding of culture as a general process of artistic and intellectual development, as a body of material artifacts, and as a social practice of ordinary life, we’ll focus our attention on the implications of studying culture in relation to popular media and political activism. Topics covered will include: colonial fiction, the re-creation of tradition, the proletarian arts, postwar children's culture, the globalization of popular music, myth in the DPRK, shoji print culture, and East Asian activism.
Fall 2017
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13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017
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