Monthly Archives: May 2014

8 Wong William

8 Wong William

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6 Wong William

6 Wong William

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5 Wong William

5 Wong William

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6 Zhao Ruhui

This week, when Professor Inouye talked about the word “shashin写真”, I suddenly realize that it’s a very interesting word. I’ve already known that it means photographs, but when looking at the two kanjis, I can imagine a person performing drawings … Continue reading

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5 Zhao Ruhui

Yesterday afternoon, I was on the Red Line T passing over Charles River.       Sunlight on the river   You are different­­-   Every day     In this week’s lecture, Professor Inouye talked about the role of … Continue reading

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6 Zhang Hanyao

In Basho’s journey, when sorrowful changes happen–drama of seasons, illness and separation from partners— he is always calm and faces them frankly. Basho’s attitude towards evanescence is based on his acceptance and understanding of form. Basho’s journey is like the … Continue reading

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5 Zhang Hanyao

After reading Bushido, I highlight several reasons why Bushido vanished during the modernization of Japanese society. Firstly, I think samurai’s loyalty limited their ability to assimilate into the new world. Each samurai is loyal to his master. As mentioned in … Continue reading

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4 Hanyao Zhang

After reading the The Nō Plays of Japan, I watched the Noh Theater video again because I thought I can could have a different feeling and maybe deeper understanding of the play after I read its script. The second time … Continue reading

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9 Hall Mario

Doing homework inside, the sounds and sights of the rain calm me. puddles splash heavy rain tranquility   This week we talked about the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Japan that ended World War II, and both what led … Continue reading

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8 Hall Mario

Walking through New York City in the cold, I suddenly feel warmth. This week, we talked about Rape of Nanking and the fundamental shift of Japan moving from Japan as the world to Japan in the world. When I read … Continue reading

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