The search for a sustainable life is a pressing issue in Japan, especially after the Fukushima disaster.Continue reading “Ecocinema: From Plastic Garbage to Art”
The culture of East Asia enjoyed a great popularity in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Also the Prague author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who wrote “The Great Wall of China” (1917) and other stories set in China, loved Chinese poetry and identified himself with great poets like Li Po (Li Bai) and Thu Fu (Du Fu).
This semi-intensive course provides students with a diverse overview of Japan’s international development assistance policy and practice of the Japanese government, business actors, and civil society organizations based on actual cases.Continue reading “International Development Assistance Policy”
East Asia has various types of economies, for example transitional economy, planning economy, development economy and market economy.
The focus of this interactive seminar lies on theoretical concepts and analytical techniques useful to study transcultural phenomena such as nation-branding from a perspective of cultural ordering and power relations.Continue reading “Japan at Play: Cultural Orderings of Leisure and Asobi”
This course aims to explore Japanese diplomacy during the last decade of the Tokugawa Shogunate, through in-depth readings of documents (such as memoirs, diaries, and diplomatic correspondences) written by people who worked on the ground during that time.Continue reading “Japan’s early diplomacy during the last decade of the Tokugawa Shogunate”