This class has a twofold aim. [1.] It introduces the main authors, scriptures, commentaries, and exegetical works describing the practices and theories of systems of Tantric yoga.
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 Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English.
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.
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”
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).