To date, the research work of Asian scholars on their respective societies has typically been relayed to other areas of Asia through European and North American academic circuits.
This course consists of two different, but mutually intersecting sessions.
This course explores various aspects of contemporary Japanese philosophy (Post-World War II Japanese philosophy) by reading Japanese primary sources in English translation, and discussing them in English.
In this special lecture, we offer an overview of various archaeological studies about the prehistoric and ancient East Asia, with the results of our researches and studies.
The search for a sustainable life is a pressing issue in Japan, especially after the Fukushima disaster.
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 organisations based on actual cases.
East Asia has various types of economies, for example transitional economy, planning economy, development economy and market economy.