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LIT200BC(文学 / Literature 200)
Special Study of Japanese Literary Arts (7) A

Seiki ENDO

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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2023
Class code A2681
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 木4/Thu.4
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 市Y‐Y802
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 2~4
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 日本文学科
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Course Outline: We will carefully select relatively famous passages from the writings of the zhuzi baijia (the Hundred Schools of Thought) during the Pre-Qin period in China and closely read them in the original language. Zhuzi in zhuzi baijia refers to various thinkers including Confucius, Mencius, Han Fei, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Mozi, and Sunzi. Baijia refers to a variety of schools including Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, and the School of the Military. Against the backdrop of continuous wars, thinkers during the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period pursued their thoughts in various forms in order to survive the free competition between schools of thought. Through the works of zhuzi baijia, we will relive their thoughts and in so doing seek to attain a novel perspective from which to revisit contemporary society, while at the same time developing basic skills for reading literary Chinese.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students will:
A. have acquired Classical Chinese grammar and be able to read and comprehend plain Classical Chinese texts;
B. be able to accurately read Chinese classical writings with kunten (marks for reading the Chinese into literary Japanese);
C. be able to add return markers to the unmarked Chinese texts with reference to transcription of the Chinese classics into Japanese;
D. have grasped the characteristics of the philosophy of the zhuzi baijia; and
E. have acquired the basic skills necessary to read and comprehend Chinese materials.
Learning Activities Outside of the Classroom: Before/after each class meeting, students will be expected to spend four hours to understand the course content.
Grading Criteria/Policy: Term-end examination (100%)

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese