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The City, the Body and the Text in Modern Japanese Literature

The City, the Body and the Text in Modern Japanese Literature

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Modern Japanese Writers and the Nature of Literature by Ueda, Makoto and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Japanese major consists of 45 units of lower and upper division coursework. Upper-division courses in Japanese are generally conducted in Japanese, and students are expected to use Japanese in their speaking, reading, and writing. Writing in the Major: Students must complete the University’s GWAR requirement by taking MLL GW, CWL GW, HUM GW, or .


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