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This online book group will consider interviews conducted by Chinese writer Liao Yiwu that capture the changes and impacts of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms of the 1980s and 1990s.
This course will explore Japan’s overlooked international relations with Asia and its encounters with the West before, during, and after the Tokugawa era (1600-1868). Participants will investigate teacher-developed lessons and primary sources to use in their middle and high school world history classrooms.
A one-day workshop designed to offer perspectives and resources for teaching Korean history and contemporary issues. Participants will consider how to engage students in exploring political ideology, economic development, and national identity on the Korean peninsula.
Designed as an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, this course will encourage both teaching and learning about East Asian political, social, and cultural history through written and visual primary sources
This evening course is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the arts and ideas that have driven the development of these three countries today.
The USC Shinso Center for Japanese Religions and Culture revisits the world’s first modern novel, The Tale of Genji, and interpret it through the lens of today.
The short-lived Tokyo magazine Provoke is now recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the last 50 years. Although it existed only for three issues and a mere nine months—November 1968 through August 1969—Provoke crystallized the best of progressive art photography and cultural criticism in Japan during the 1960s and early 1970s. This exhibition is the first anywhere in the world to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan.
The USC Shinso Center for Japanese Religions and Culture presents Professor Fabio Rambelli (University of California, Santa Barbara) examining medieval Japanese Buddhist theories on the ontology of scriptures.