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Old Japan Redux Adds Video Collection

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

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

(Click above to access the YouTube channel.)

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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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