Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
-Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan-
Develop your interests in Japan and rare books
By the end of this course, you will:
be inspired to further explore the field of rare books.
have a good understanding of the various types of traditional Japanese books and their history.
have developed a unique perspective on the origins and development of Japanese culture through book history.
be familiar with the role of universities and research institutions in preserving and studying rare books and manuscripts.
CREATED BY Keio University
18 Jul 2016
This is an introductory course and is open to anyone with an interest in the history of Japanese books. A basic knowledge of the history of Japan and Japanese literature will be helpful but is not required. The course makes use of a number of visual resources which may unfortunately make some of the activities not accessible to learners with visual impairment.
Course videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles.