Reviewing Asian studies in Sydney university for sharing information with class mates.
The main theme of ASNS2631 is exploring Origin of Japanese traditions.
During the class, lecturer following up from 5th century to 18th century.
Below are the list of each themes of ASNS2631.
- The emperor and political legitimacy
- Shinto myth
- Political power of Buddhism
- Women as literary pioneer
- Samurai and warrior rule
- Zen and medieval religion
- 'Japanese style' aesthetics
- Creation of 'tradition' in the modern era
The lecturer's method to research about Japan is based on material.
Furthermore, material culture is the physical evidence of a culture in the objects and architecture they make, or have made.
As he said Kyoto is primary resources which is useful for material culture.
Prehistory 50K BCE-550
Dawn of civilisation
China and Korea made it possible Japan to become Japan.
Ex.Growth of literacy, building, culture, etc.
Culture developed enormously
Ex.Zen,Tea,Zen art, Literacy, ect.
Early modern period（1868-1945）
Reverse emperor and he moved Tokyo（東京） which is meant east（東） of imperial capital（京）
From Bust to Boost economy
This is it for today class.
Hopefully I can get better grade.