Short Stories from Asia: China and Japan

GENINT 711.422

Osher (50+). In this course, we read a variety of short stories from China and Japan.                   

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Starting at $80.00
As few as 10 weeks
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About this course:

In this course, we read short stories from China and Japan. The stories from China illuminate modern Chinese life during its years of cultural and political upheaval, including Wang Anyi’s “The Destination,” Lu Wenfu’s “The Man from a Peddler’s Family,” and traditional Chinese life revealed through time-honored storytelling, including “Wine and Dumplings,” a twelfth-century detective story. The stories from Japan describe and critique modern Japanese life, including Kobo Abe’s “The Magic Chalk,” a work of realism and disturbing fantasy, and “Yukio Mishima’s “Act of Worship,” a story that sets estranged Japanese life against an idealized Japanese past. As David Damrosch reminds us, “Reading a work from a different place and time involves a back-and-forth movement between the familiar and the unfamiliar. A view of the world is always a view from wherever we are, and we inevitably filter what we read through our own experience. But if we don’t impose our expectations onto the new work, its distinctive qualities will enlarge our field of vision.”

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Sunday 12:00PM - 2:00PM PT
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Instructor: Leonard Koff
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$80.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 26, 2022
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Notes

No meetings July 3 & 31, 2022.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. 

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.

Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 12, 2022
Course Requirements
(Optional) Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America by Barbara H. Solomon
(Optional) Stories from a Ming Collection: The Art of the Chinese Storyteller by Feng Menglong, Cyril Birch
(Optional) The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, Dennis Washburn
Schedule
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Sun Jun 26, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sun Jul 10, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sun Jul 17, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sun Jul 24, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sun Aug 7, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sun Aug 14, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sun Aug 21, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sun Aug 28, 2022
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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