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全学自由研究ゼミナール (Christian Culture in Japanese Daily Life)

Christian Culture in Japanese Daily Life
This course aims to open students’ eyes to the fact that Christian culture has permeated through many aspects of Japanese daily life, without being noticed consciously. For instance, private educational institutes established by Christian missionaries ranging from kindergartens to universities are highly respected and well attended. Terms originated from the Bible, such as 救世主, 目から鱗が落ちる, 十字架を負う, are being used every day. Christian literature written by Japanese authors is a major genre in modern Japanese literature. And the images of the Cross, angels, churches, and Christmas, often accompanied by Christian music, appear in film, drama, and mass media so frequently that Japanese people no longer take them as things foreign.
By analyzing various aspects of Japanese history, language, literature, education, art, film, and media, students shall understand how contemporary Japan has been deeply influenced by Christianity which has become part of Japanese culture. In fact, today’s Japanese people may know more about Christianity than Buddhism or Shintoism.
Through this course, students will learn how to understand Christian influence on Japan and to discover the multi-cultural nature of Japanese society by objectively examining complicated social phenomena.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
31538
CAS-TC1200S1
全学自由研究ゼミナール (Christian Culture in Japanese Daily Life)
Nanyan Guo
S1 S2
木曜5限
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教室
駒場5号館 518教室
講義使用言語
日本語、英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
教養学部(前期課程)
授業計画
Class 1, April 7: An early history of Christianity in Japan. Class 2, April 14: Kirishitan’s persecution, survival, and rediscovery. Class 3, April 21: Missionaries’ contribution to modern Japan (1). Class 4, April 28: Missionaries’ contribution to modern Japan (2). Class 5, May 12: Christian art in Japan (1). Class 6, May 19: Visiting a church and observing Christian symbols. Class 7, May 26: Christian art in Japan (2) Class 8, June 9: Christian literature by Japanese authors (1). Class 9, June 16: Christian literature by Japanese authors (2). Class 10, June 23: Christianity in Japanese education system. Class 11, June 30: Christian influence on Japanese music and media. Class 12, July 7: Festivity of Christmas in Japan. Class 13, July 14: Visiting a church and observing how Christianity has become part of Japanese culture.
授業の方法
This course is taught by two methods: classroom learning and church visiting. Students are encouraged to actively participate in reading, discussion, visiting, and observation. At the end of the course, students shall complete a research report based on their own observation of Christian culture in Japanese daily life.
成績評価方法
25%: class attendance & church visit 25%: classroom discussion 50%: one research report (2,000 English words) by 31 July 2022.
履修上の注意
This course is taught in English. But, basic knowledge of the Japanese language can be helpful. Except one designated textbook, most readings will be provided before each class.