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Series of public lectures by Dr. Ildiko Maria Farkas

You are invited to the series of public lectures by Dr. Ildiko Maria Farkas, Associate Professor, Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church.

Lectures will be held at the Department of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts.

  • Tuesday, October 8, between 2:40 p.m. and 4:20 p.m., lecture room 2-RIM
    The Japanese civilization
    The Japanese civilization. What is civilization, culture, cultural identity? The geographical, social and cultural factors that shaped the Japanese civilization. Outline of Japaneses history with references to the legacy of the different history periods.
  • Wednesday, October 9, between 9:40 a.m. and 11:20 a.m., lecture room 01
    Japanese modernity
    The different concepts and terminology of the issues: modernization, culture, civilization, tradition. The special features of Japanese modernity. The intellectual development of the Edo period and the formation of the Meiji ideology. The ideology of Meiji Ishin. Westernization vs traditionalism? The role of cultural heritage/cultural identity. Invented traditions – or modernization with cultural identity/traditions? "Asian modernity", Asian capitalism. Confucianism as East Asian cultural heritage. Multiple modernities.    
  • Wednesday, October 9, between 6:00 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., lecture room 4-RIM
    The imperial system of Japan
    The emperor and imperial system of Japan. The early modern origins (Edo-period) of the modern imperial system of Japan. The evolution of the modern emperor system in the 18-19th centuries in Japan and its history in the 20th century. ('tradition and modernity')
  • Thursday, October 10, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., lecture room 4-RIM
    Intellectual development in the 18-19th centuries (neoconfucianism, kokugaku, Shinto)
    The legacy of the Edo period (premodern or early modern period?) – early modern development (economic, intellectual, cultural, political, social). Edo period – early modern. Its characteristics, economic, social, intellectual development. Edo development: economic development (proto-industrialization), urban development, social changes: village communities, samurai lifestyle and bushido, urban life, the IE system. The foundation of modern Japan – cultural heritage. Kokugaku: defining identity. Defining cultural identity (kokugaku) – texts of the discourses of identity. The Meiji ideology based on Edo cultural legacy.

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