Unlike modern diplomatic relations, which are based on direct negotiations by diplomats representing the two governments, one of the major characteristics of international relations in the early modern (seventeenth century to mid-nineteenth century) East Asia is the significant role played by intermediaries.
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Foundational lecture series that introduces students to diverse disciplinary approaches enabling them to frame their own studies of transcultural phenomena and perspectives.
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This course invites us to reflect upon the multiplicity of environments and environmental thinking around the world, at a moment defined by global-scale environmental crises and human impacts.
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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.
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This class will cover social research methods, mainly qualitative research. In view of the relaxed restrictions on movement under COVID-19, we are also planning to conduct fieldwork.
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Teacher: KANNO Yūka
Course Code: JK14001
In this seminar, students will be introduced to major debates in queer film theory and criticism while exploring critical concepts in fields such as feminist and queer aesthetics and politics, realism, autobiography, cinematic modernism, and New Queer Cinema.
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Teacher: Anastasia FEDOROVA
Course Code: JK14002
This course explores the rich history of cultural encounters between Japan and Russia, starting in the Edo period and leading to the two countries’ latest attempts at co-producing animated films.
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This course will examine various approaches and topics in the study of Japanese education, culture and society through reading sociological works on Japan.
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This course explores Modern East Asian History from transcultural perspectives.
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