3 Classes (36 Units)

21F.030J (12), 21H.155 (12), 21M.220 (12)

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21F.030J Introduction to East Asian Cultures: From Zen to K-Pop

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Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, and religion) as well as contemporary forms of popular culture (film, pop music, karaoke, and manga). Covers China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with an emphasis on China. Considers women's culture, as well as the influence and presence of Asian cultural expressions in the US. Uses resources in the Boston area, including the MFA, the Children's Museum, and the Sackler collection at Harvard. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.030J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by E. Teng.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2012 Subject Evaluations, 21F.030J was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21F.030 East Asian Culture: From Zen to Pop site.

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21H.155 Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

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Surveys Japanese history from the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603 to the present and explores the local and global nature of modernity in Japan. Highlights key themes, including the emergence of a modern nation-state, the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire, the development of mass consumer culture and the middle class, and the continued importance of historical memory in Japan today.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.155 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Nagahara.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-253.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+21H.155&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site or on the 21H.155 Stellar site.

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21M.220 Medieval and Renaissance Music

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Examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. Includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England. Focuses on methods and pitfalls in studying music of the distant past. Students' papers, problem sets, and presentations explore lives, genres, and works in depth. Works studied in facsimile of original notation, and from original manuscripts at MIT, where possible.

This class has 21M.301 as a corequisite.

21M.220 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Cuthbert.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-148.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+21M.220&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site.

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