With the example practice-as-network often abridged as role-playing games, this course introduces students to a (trans-) cultural studies approach of practices, actors and processes.Continue reading “Actors, Processes, and Networks: Studying (Sub-) Cultural Practices”
This course introduces students to bioethics as an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into ethical, legal, and social implications of life sciences and health care.Continue reading “An Introduction to Bioethics”
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 engages major debates in feminist and queer film theory and criticism.Continue reading “Cinematic Imaginations: Feminist and Queer Film Criticism”
This course consists of two different, but mutually intersecting sessions.Continue reading “Comparative Development Studies: Situating Sustainability within Development”
With the spread of manga and anime around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term ‘otaku’ to identify fans of such media. This course questions , however, the naturalization of ‘otaku’ by examining the historical contingency of the term.Continue reading “Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan: A Labelling Approach”
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 “Decisions, Orderings, and the Nation: Japan at Play”
This course is to examine concepts representing Japanese society, economy and governance through previous research and fieldwork.Continue reading “Fieldwork and Qualitative Research of Japanese Society”