Faculty Profile

Peter Bates

Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature (2006)

Contact Information

batesa@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 009
717.245.1127

Bio

Professor Bates is a specialist in modern Japanese literature and film. In addition to survey courses in these areas, he has taught courses in Japanese youth culture, war in fiction and film, ecocriticism, East Asian film, and cinematic adaptations of Japanese literature. Professor Bates' book on representations of the 1923 earthquake that destroyed Tokyo is forthcoming from the University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies Press. His research in this area has continued into Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster. Other research interests include urban modernism and early post-war Japanese literature and film.

Education

  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1998
  • M.A., University of Michigan, 2001
  • Ph.D., 2006

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

EASN 101 Introduction to East Asia
An interdisciplinary study of East Asian civilizations. The course provides a framework for understanding by introducing students to traditional social and cultural patterns in East Asia and to the variety of transformations that have taken place there.

JPNS 211 Intermediate Japanese
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or permission of the instructor.

JPNS 211 Intermediate Japanese
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 102 or permission of the instructor.

JPNS 500 Independent Study

Spring 2016

JPNS 202 Intermediate Japanese
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 201 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

EASN 203 Japanese Literature into Film
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01. This course introduces students to major figures in the cinematic and literary history of Japan while exploring the issue of film adaptation. Each week we will read a book, play or short story and watch a film made from that source. Rather than discuss questions of a film's fidelity, we will examine how different techniques are used in the source and the adaptation to explore similar or even diverging themes.

FLST 210 Japanese Literature into Film
Cross-listed with EASN 203-01. This course introduces students to major figures in the cinematic and literary history of Japan while exploring the issue of film adaptation. Each week we will read a book, play or short story and watch a film made from that source. Rather than discuss questions of a film's fidelity, we will examine how different techniques are used in the source and the adaptation to explore similar or even diverging themes.

JPNS 500 Independent Study