Syllabus (Spring 2024)

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00 pm
  • Format: Virtual – via zoom

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First lecture: 9:00 – 10:15  “Manga and History, Manga and Form”

Brian Steininger is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He researches the reception of Chinese textual culture in premodern Japan through the lenses of literary form, social practice, and media history. He teaches courses on Japanese literature, East Asian humanities, book history, and a course on “Manga: Visual Culture of Modern Japan.”

Second lecture: 10:30 – 11:45   “Action Women in Contemporary Japanese Films”

Junko Yamazaki is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. Her research explores film and media aesthetics by primarily examining 1950s and 1960s Japanese films. Her teaching pedagogy is attuned to the intersections between media objects and the students’ own experiences. 

Lunch: 11:45 – 12:15

Afternoon Discussion: 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. on:  “Utilizing Sources in the Middle/High School classroom”

Thomas Conlan, Professor of East Asian Studies and History, and Director of the East Asian Studies Program, along with Assistant Professor Junko Yamazaki will lead a discussion on utilizing source materials and methods in the classroom to teach about East Asia, Manga, and Film.

We ask that attendees be prepared to share their 2-3 favorite teaching methods, or ways that they utilize resources in their classrooms.