In this course, we adopt a critical view of monarchy in Japan, Asia and Europe and its relationship to modern society.Continue reading “Monarchy and modernity in Japan, Asia and Europe”
The aim of this course is to seek and discuss Japanese values, ideas and attitudes toward certain universal themes, such as love, death, human nature and aesthetic beauty through a close reading of selected representative works of classical Japanese literature. We will use well-known English translations of the Manyoshu, Taketori Monogatari, Ise Monogatari and Tsurezuregusa, among other works, as our texts.Continue reading “Selected Readings in Classical Japanese Literature”
This course will examine various approaches and topics in the study of Japanese education, culture and society through reading sociological works on Japan.
This course examines contemporary East Asian cinemas’ transnational current at various levels of industry, genre, filmic style, and global commodification.Continue reading “Transcultural Asian Cinemas & Transcultural Cinema Forum 2021”
Teacher: Nicolas Pierre TAJAN
Course Code: JK21004
Psychology and psychiatry have often been criticized for not considering cultural dimensions of mental distress. This course introduces transcultural psychiatry, a discipline that carefully questions taken-for-granted ways of organizing knowledge related to mental distress with respect to cultural differences.
This seminar-style course introduces students to recent approaches to the transnational study of Japanese history.Continue reading “Transnational Japanese History Seminar: Migration, Labor, and Environment”
This course will discuss how welfare regimes intertwine with migration regimes in the process of rapid economic development and demographic change in Asian countries.Continue reading “Welfare Regime and Cross-Border Migration”