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Old Japan Redux Adds New Volume

The fall 2017 Japanese Civilization class (JPNS 317.01) proudly announces the fourth volume of "Old Japan Redux"

Old Japan Redex 4 -- fascinating stories from ancient Japan!

The Japanese Civilization class (JPNS 317.01) in fall 2017 proudly announces the fourth volume of "Old Japan Redux", a collection of five fictional stories and three comic works selected from the term report submitted at the end of the last year.

Edited by Prof. X. Jie Yang and assisted by Emily Chiasson, this collection presents an unique way to retell stories and historical events from the history of Japan, and to share a contemporary reading about the past by the young mind of Canadian. It well reflects the enthusiastic learning and wonderful outcomes through out the rather short 37 hours of the classes.

Please download it and enjoy the reading of "Old Japan Redux 4"!


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A new webpage and YouTube channel have been created by Dr. X. Jie Yang, to present selected video works produced by students in JPNS 317.01 (Japanese Civilization).

In last fall's offering of the same course, students were asked to complete a special assignment: TED@317, a three-minute live talk or a recorded video to discuss one selected issue in Japanese history. Thereafter, many students chose this same format to carry out the final project for the course. This practice eventually generated nearly 120 video recordings and creative works when the fall term finished. Dr. Yang's YouTube channel contains 10 video works from that submission, as well as two works from past classes, as a way to demonstrate the learning outcomes achieved through the course, and to provide a new type of information for those who are interested in Japanese culture and history.

Please take a look at the website and the channel, in order to enjoy the wonderful creativity of our students, and their unique presentations on the fascinating Japanese tradition. Don't forget to write some comments under the video(s) you like. Your input will be a great encouragement to the author, as well as to the future students who may be asked to complete a similar assignment.

Old Japan Redux with Video

(Click above to access the YouTube channel.)

Professor X. Jie Yang, the editor of Old Japan Redux has now added a third volume of original work by students. As with the first two volumes, the material was all selected and edited by Dr. X. Jie Yang, Professor of Japanese and Chair of the Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies.

The incredible collection of student work is again comprised of completely original and creative representations of historical events and classical literary episodes from the Japanese tradition and contains short stories, comics and video clips.

The work is another inspiring showcase of the artistic abilities and scholastic achievements of the contributing students, as they learn more about the culture and literary history of Japan. It is also a testament to the dedication and commitment shown by Professor Yang to his students and their learning experience.

All three volumes are well worth checking out.


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