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Japanese Culture Through Rare Books Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan. 2018年5月28日より開講中
The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese rare books. 【新コース】現在受付中、2018年7月16日より開講
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today. 現在受付中、2018年7月30日より開講
Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance See how Japanese art absorbed, refigured and influenced Western art in the 20th century through Hijikata Tatsumi's butoh dance. 【新コース】現在受付中、2018年9月より開講
Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
Why join the course?
A book is a tool for preserving words and images. Through books, an abundance of information, including the knowledge and experiences of the people of the past, has been handed down to the present. But books are more than records of words and images. Their form, appearance, and even the scripts and styles used tell us about the fashions and technologies of the times that produced them. By studying old books, we can learn a great deal about the geographical areas in which they were made, the historical background, and the individuals and groups involved in their making.
While displaying remarkable similarities with books produced in other areas of the Sinitic cultural sphere, Japanese books also possess some unique features, starting with their sheer diversity of form and appearance. Using a wealth of multimedia content, we will take a journey through the wonderful world of traditional Japanese books.
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Why join the course?
Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture sits within a broader ‘parent’ culture and can often give us an insight into cultural fears and hopes, especially in the youth of the population.
On this course you will get an introduction to Japanese subcultures that have developed since the 1970s.
Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
Why join the course?
Books have played a major role in the formation of Japan’s culture, particularly those brought from China. On this course we’ll examine how big an impact these books have had, as well as looking at how books and religion are connected in Japan and East Asia, and the history of publishing in Japan.
Understanding Quantum Computers
Explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science with this introductory course.
Get an introduction to the key concepts of quantum computing
In this course, we will discuss the motivation for building quantum computers, cover the important principles in quantum computing, and take a look at some of the important quantum computing algorithms.
We will finish with a brief look at quantum computing hardware and the budding quantum information technology industry.
Key concepts will be explained graphically, with minimal mathematics required.
The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books
Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese rare books.
Deepen your understanding of rare books and Japanese culture
The papers inside books can last hundreds of years if cared for correctly.
This course will look at the history of papers used inside Japanese rare books, and in other cultures across the world.
You’ll learn about the materials and technologies used to produce Japanese papers, particularly the use of traditional washi paper.
You’ll understand the crafting process used to create Japanese rare books, including the use of design and decoration techniques.
You’ll find out how to identify the different types and varieties of papers used in Japanese rare books.
Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance
See how Japanese art absorbed, refigured and influenced Western art in the 20th century through Hijikata Tatsumi's butoh dance.
Get an introduction to the key concepts of Japanese avant-garde art
TButoh dance is practiced and researched globally, but the work of its founder, Hijikata Tatsumi, is relatively unknown. This is in part because archival materials necessary to learning about Hijikata’s butoh are not widely disseminated.
This online course will make use of a wide range of archival materials in order to introduce Hijikata’s butoh within the context of Japanese and international post-war art and culture.
In doing so, it will both deepen the global understanding of butoh and explore innovative methods for dance education.