Culture and Language in Manga, Anime and Beyond
2016-17 Sem A
1 - Arts and Humanities
CLASS
LT
3
English
English
PILO 1
PILO 2
PILO 3
PILO 5
PILO 6
PILO 7
PILO 8
PILO 10
ATTITUDE
ABILITY
ACCOMPLISHMENT
B1
In manga, anime and video games, there appear various fascinating characters, which are developed through different channels such as storylines, drawings, gestures, and languages. Various issues arise when these media are translated into another language due to their cultural and language differences. For instance, a samurai character in the North-American version of Final Fantasy VI mimics the old-fashioned image of samurai by using the archaic pronoun thou instead of you:

“Do simmer down, sirs! And thou, o wild one… Who might thou be?”

Students are exposed to cross-cultural data, conduct their own projects pertaining to the issues surrounding cultural diversities, and share the joy of discoveries in how various features collectively form attractive characters. No Japanese language proficiency is required.
CRN Section Term Type Capacity Day Time Building Room Instructor
1665116651CE12016-17 Sem ALecture2Tue17:00-18:50AC1B5-308
  • Dr. HARA Yurie
1606916069CA12016-17 Sem ALecture58Tue17:00-18:50AC1B5-308
  • Dr. HARA Yurie
1607016070TA12016-17 Sem ATutorial30Wed13:00-13:50AC1B5-211
  • Dr. HARA Yurie
1665216652TE12016-17 Sem ATutorial2Wed13:00-13:50AC1B5-211
  • Dr. HARA Yurie
1607116071TA22016-17 Sem ATutorial28Wed13:00-13:50AC1B5-211
  • Dr. HARA Yurie
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