M.Phil. Courses (Japanese)

 

Course No: JP601
Course Title: Influence of Religion on Japanese Literature and Culture
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents: Religious trends of each period, and its impact on literature, art and culture. Special reference to Buddhist literature in India and its influence on Japanese literary traditions Pre-Buddhist Period, Buddhism and Literature, Buddhist culture, native Buddhist sects, revival of Shinto, spread of Christianity in Meiji Period, Christianity and new religions
 Evaluation:  Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
 Bukkyo Bungaku no Sekai( The World of Buddhist Literature0, NHK Bukkusu
 Ethical relativism and Universalism, Sarla Jhingranm , Motilal Banarsidas Publishers
 History of Indian Literature, Maurice Winternitz, Vol.    , Motilal Banarsidas Publishers
Sources of Japanese History, Vol. 1&2, David John Lu, McGraw Hill Book Co.
 Bukkyo Setsuwa kenkyu Josetsu(Introduction to Buddhist Narratives) Iwamoto Yutaka
The Lion’s Roar of Queen Srimala, Alex Hideko Wayman, Motilal Banarsidas Publishers
Bukkyo Jiten( A Dictionary of Buddhist Terms) Iwano Shinyu, Daito Shuppansha
 Nihon Bunka no Rekishi ( A History of Japanese Culture) ed. Hiromichi Mayuzumi et al. Vols. 1-3 Shogakkan
The Konjaku Tales trans. K. Yoshiko Dykstra( Preface- The Japanese Setsuwa and Indian Avadana) IRI Monograph Series-17
Nihon no Shiso (Japanese Thought) Usuda Noboru et al. Shin-Nippon Shinbunsha

Course No: JP602
Course Title: Japanese Literature and Society in Modern Period
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents: Advent of western thought during the Meiji period, its impact on the literary trends and contribution to the emergence of indigenous theories of literature, especially on modern novel and literary criticism. Developments during the Taisho and early Showa periods with emphasis on literary trends, works and writers
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
Kindai bungakushi Hittai Yukio Miyoshi et al. Gakutosha
Changing Attitudes towards Modernization, Marius Jansen ed. Charles E. Tuttle
Kindai Nihon no Shosetsu ( Modern Japanese Novel), Kataoka Ryoichi, hosei Daigaku Shuppankyoku
The Development of Realism in the Ficion of Tsubouchi Shoyo, Marleigh Grayer, University of Washington Press
Studies in the Modernization of Japan: Tradition and Modernization in Japanese Culture Shively, Donald H. (ed.) Princeton University PressThe Japanese Novelof the Meiji Period and the Ideal of Individualism, Janet, Walker, Princeton University Press
Nihon Bungakushi Josetsu Part 2&3 Kato Shuichi, Chikuma Shobo
Dawn of the West: Japanese Literature in the Modern Era, Keene Donald, Holt Rinehart- Winston
Shishosetsu Ron Kobayashi Hideo ZenshuVol.3 ,Shinchosa
Writers and Society in Modern Japan, Irena Powell
Modern Japanese Writers and the nature of Literature, Ueda Makoto, Stanford University Press
Nihon to Indo ( Japan and India), Okata Kohei et al. Kadogawa Shoten

Course No: JP603
Course Title: Japanese Literature and Society in Ancient and Medieval Times
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents: Introduction of various theories of literature, with emphasis on trends and genres in each of the historical era. Kiki literature, role of the aristocracy in the development of literature and the role of women in the field of literature with the development of kana, Nikki, Monogatari, Zuihitsu, Renga, Noh and Kyogen etc, rise of popular literature, role of Rangaku (School of Dutch thought) revival of classical traditions with emphasis on literary styles like drama such as Kabuki, Noh, Joruri and Bunraku, Haiku and representative works of authors.
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings
Literary Criticism, A Short History, William K. Wimsatt Jr. Cleanth Brooks
The Novel and the People, Ralph Fox, Foreign language Publishing House
Literary Criticism, A Short History, Wimsatt and Brooks, Oxford and IBH
Theory of Literature, Renne Wellek and Austin Warren, Penin Books
Literary terms and criticism, John peck and Martin coyle, macmillan
Aspects of Novel, E.M. Foster Penguin Books
Reading against culture, Idealogy and Narrative in the Japanese novel, David Pollock, Cornell University Press
Chusei Shosetushu ( A Collection of of Medieval Fiction) Takeshi Umehara, Shichosha
Nihonbungaku Shinshi, Vol 1-4 Nakanishi Susumu ed. Chibundo

Course No: JP604
Course Title: Comparative Study of Folk Traditions and Folklore: India and Japan
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents: Introduction to Indian and Japanese mythology, nature worship, ancestor worship and village deities, folklore and oral traditions in India and Japan, definitions of shinwa, minwa, setsuwa, mukashibanashi, waraibanashi etc,  tales from Panchatantra, Jataka and Katha-Sarit Sagar , folk traditions, rituals and festivals, folk songs and folk dances in India and Japan, folk theatre in India and Japan
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
A Cultural History of India, Ed. A.L. Basham, Oxford University Press
A Type and Motif of Japanese Folk Literature, Hiroko Ikedea, Helsinki
Ancient Tales and Folklore  of Japan,  Richard Cordon Smith Bracken Books
An Outline of Indian Folklore, Durga Bhagwat, Popular Book Depot
Bukkyo Bunka Jiten, Ed. Hidetam Kaneoka, Keiichi Yanagawa, Kosei Publishing
Folk Legends from Japan, Richard M. Dorson, Charles E. Tuttle
Hindu Mythology, W.J. Wilkins, Rupa & Co.
Hitopdesh, compiled by Narayan Pandit, trans. Pandit Rameshwar Bhat, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Indian and Japanese Folklore, Ed. Ramesh Mathur, Masahiro Manabe, Kufs Publication
Kathasaritsagar, vol.1,2 and 3, Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt, Trans Pandit kedarnath Sharma, bihar Rashtra Bhasha Parishad
Panchatantra, Trans. Moti Chandra, Rajkamal Prakashan
The Yanagita Kunio Guide to the Japanese Folk Tales, Trans & Ed. Fanny Hanin Mayer, Indiana University Press
The Jataka Stories in Japan: A Study based on Konjaku Monogatarishu, by Anita Khanna,BRPC
Japani Lok-kathaon mein Panchatantra, by ManjushreeChauhan , Anubhav Prakashan

Course No: JP605
Course Title: Folk Traditions of Japan
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents: Introduction to Japanese mythology. Nature worship- beliefs related to the sun, moon, earth, mountains, rivers, plants etc, ancestor worship, village deities, and their importance in folk culture and folk literature, oral tradition, definitions of shinwa, minwa setsuwa, mukashibanashi, sekenbanashi, waraibanashi, kaidan etc.
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
A Type and Motif of Japanese Folk Literature, Hiroko Ikedea, Helsinki
Ancient Tales and Folklore  of Japan  Richard Cordon Smith Bracken Books
Folk Legends from Japan, Richard M. Dorson, Charles E. Tuttle
Indian and Japanese Folklore, Ed. Ramesh Mathur, Masahiro Manabe, Kufs Publication
Legends of Japan, Retold, Hiroshi Naito, Charles TuttleCo., Ruthland, Vermont
The Fairies in Tradition and Literature, K.M. Briggs, Routledge &Kegan paul
Minwa no Sekai, Matsutani Miyoko, Kodansha
Mukashi banashi  Taisei, Vol. 1-11, Seki Keigo, kadokawa Shoten
Tono Monogatari, Yanagita Kunio, kadokawa Shoten
Nihon Bunka Ron, Ishida Eiichiro, chikuma Bunkaten

Course No: JP606
Course Title: Intellectual Trends in Japan
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: The intellectual trends during various historical periods, from the impact of Chinese Civilization to Meiji enlightenment, and contemporary intellectual trends, Neo Confucianist Schools, Neo Confucianism (Hayashi Razan); Bushido (Yamaga Soko); Confucianism (Kaihara Ekken), Kokugaku (Motoori Norinagga and Hirata Atsutane); Rangaku (Sugita Genpaku), Meiji intellectuals such as  Fukuzawa Yukichi, Nitobe Inazo, Nakae Chomin, Natsume Soseki, Uchimura Kanzo, contemporary intellectuals such as    Mmishima  Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
Fukuzawa Yukichi, Gakumon no Susume, chuokoronsha
Fukuzawa Yukichi, Onna Daigaku Hyoron, kodansha
Fukuzawa Yukichi, Fukuzawa Jiden, Iwanami Shoten
Uchimura Kanzo, Daihyoteki Nihonjin, Iwanami Shoten
Uchimura Kanzo, Kirisitokyo Mondo, Kodansha
Natsume Soseki, Watashi no Kojinshugi hoka, chuokoronsha
Natsume Soseki, Soseki Jinseironshu, Kodansha
Natsume Soseki, Bungakuron, Iwanami Shoten
Nakae Chomin, Ichinen yuhan
Kotoku S., Chomin Sensei, Iwanami Shoten
Nitobe Inazo, Bushido, the Soul of Japan
Hane Mikiso, Pre Modern Japan: A Historical Survey, Boulder, Westview
P.A.George, Enlightenment of Women & Social Change, Northern Book Centre

 

Course No: JP607
Course Title: Methods of Teaching Japanese as a foreign language
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents; Theories and problems of foreign language teaching, contrastive linguistics and study of structures of Japanese and some Indian languages in contrast, study of errors made by Indian learners of Japanese language at different linguistic levels, methodology of teaching Japanese as a foreign language through print and audio-visual aids keeping in mind Indian needs and conditions
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
H.H. Stern, Foundations of Language Teaching
J. Munby, Communicative Syllabus design
Wilkins, Second and Foreign Language Teaching
Brumfit& Johnson ed., Communicative Language Teaching
O. Kamada & W. M. Jacobson,  On Japanese and How to Teach It
Vaishna Narang, Communicative Language Learning
Ishida, T., Nihongo Kyojuho
Kimura et al., Nihongo Kyojuho
Yoshida, Y., Nihongo Kyoiku Ronshu
Gile David, Basic Concepts and Models for Interpreter and Translator Training

Course No: JP608
Course Title: Applied Japanese Linguistics
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: Translation, language teaching; a) materials and methods, b) contrastive analyses, c) error analyses, lexicology; vocabulary, corpus, occurrence etc, lexicography; methods involved in lexical analysis, development of mono, bi-lingual and learners dictionaries.
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
Nickel, G. Papers in Contrastive Analysis
Vaishna Narang, Communicative Language Learning
Halliday, M.A.K.et al. The Linguistic Science and Language Teaching
Lado, R, Linguistics Across Cultures
Nida, E.A., Translation in Linguistics and Adjacent arts and Sciences
Nida, E.A., and Taber, C.R., The Theory and Practice of Translation
Yoshida, Y., Nihongo Kyoiku Ronshu
Ishida, T., Nihongo Kyojuho
Kimura et al., Nihongo Kyojuho
Tsujimura, N. An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Teramura, Hideo. Nihongo to Nihongo Kyoiku
Kuno Susumu. Nihongo Bunpo Kenkyu

Course No: JP609
Course Title: Research Technique and Methodology
Credits: 4
Course Contents: Identification of research problem and research design, formulating of hypothesis, sources of information, classification, documentation, approaches to research, importance of theories and facts in research, data collection- different methods of data collection, questionnaire, interviews, internet sources, data processing and data interpretation, preparation of report.
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars/Book Review and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
Goode, W.J., and Hatt, P.K., Methods in Social Research
Goddad, Wayne and Melville, Stuart, Research Methodology an Introduction
Dawson, Catherine, Practical Research Methods
Kothari, C. R., Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques

Course No. JP610
Course Title: Indian Influence on Japanese Language and Literature
Course Credits: 4
Course Contents:  Background of  the presence of  India in Japanese culture with special emphasis on  intercultural developments between  India and Japan of yore; in depth study of  Siddham script in Japan, Buddhist terminology and related proper names in Japanese; adaptation of various literary themes especially in the discourse narratives(Setsuwa), folktales etc. in pre-modern works  and its influence on modern Japanese literature; Indian concepts and ideologies in Japanese art and rituals.
Evaluation: Term Papers/Seminars/Book Review and End Semester Examination
Suggested Readings:
Siddha : An Essay on the History of Sanskrit Studies in China and Japan by R.H. Van Gulik, Aditya
Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Japan by Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri,
Siddham in China and Japan, by Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
Jataka Stories in Japan, by Anita Khanna
Japani Lok kathaon mein Panchatantra, by Manjushree Chauhan