Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books

Keio University

This online course explored how Japan was profoundly influenced by continental cultures from China and Korea. By going through the history of book culture and evolution in printing technology, it examined the way Japan adapted and developed these influences to create its new distinctive culture.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Takashi Horikawa

Professor at Keio University's Institute of Oriental Classics

Keio University

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the relationship between books and religion in East Asian history.
  • Describe the role of Pre-modern Zen temples in book culture and printing technology.
  • Describe the role of Confucian scholars in book culture and their research activity.
  • Discuss the contribution of China and Korea to Japanese book culture and the development of printing technology.
  • Classify the types of books in Chinese studies.
  • Discuss the impact of Analects of Confucius in pre-modern Japanese society.
  • Explore the value of Analects of Confucius in modern Japanese society.
  • Explain how the books in Chinese studies incorporated and influenced on Japanese culture.

Syllabus

  • History of textual culture in East Asia and Japan.
  • Evolution of printing technology in Japan and its relationship with religion.
  • Influence of China and Korea on Japanese book culture.
  • Publishing activity by Zen temples in the medieval Japan.
  • Publishing activity by scholars in pre-modern Japanese society.
  • Publishing activity by local and central governments for education.
  • Variety of types of books in Chinese studies.
  • Brief introduction of well-known Chinese poem collections: Santishi and Tangshi xuan.
  • Analects of Confucius, its reception, transition and influence on Japanese society.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books

Keio University