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Title Understanding Japan [sound recording] : a cultural history / Mark J. Ravina.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  952 RAV    TRACE
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  952 RAV    AVAILABLE
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Description 12 audio discs : CD digital, audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 176 pages : ill. ; 19 cm)
Series Great courses. History. Civilization & culbure
Great courses (Compact disc)
Note "Course no. 8332."
Bibliography Course guidebook includes biographical information, lecture notes and outlines, maps, and bibliographical references.
Contents Disc 1. Japan: a globally engaged island nation -- Understanding Japan through ancient myths -- The emergence of the Ritsuryō state -- Aspects of the Japanese language -- Early Japanese Buddhism -- Heian court culture -- Disc 2. The rise of the samurai -- Pure land Buddhism and Zen Buddhism -- Samurai culture in the Ashikaga period -- Japan at home and abroad, 1300-1600 -- Japan's isolation in the Tokugawa period -- Japanese theater: Noh and Kabuki -- Disc 3. The importance of Japanese gardens -- The meaning of Bushidō in a time of peace -- Japanese poetry: the road to Haiku -- Hokusai and the art of wood-block prints -- The Meiji restoration -- Three visions of prewar Japan -- Disc 4. War without a master plan: Japan, 1931-1945 -- Japanese family life -- Japanese foodways -- Japan's economic miracle -- Kurosawa and Ozu: two giants of film -- The making of contemporary Japan.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Mark J. Ravina, Emory University.
Summary A series of 24 30-minute lectures on the culture of Japan, from prehistoric through contemporary times.
Subject Japan -- Civilization -- Sound recordings.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Sound recordings.
Japan -- History -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Ravina, Mark, 1961- instructor.
Teaching Company, publisher.
Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN 9781629971827
Music No. I8332A-01 Teaching Co. (discs)
PB8332A Teaching Co. (text)
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