Asian Studies Fall 2019 Course Offering - ASIA2850VC

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The Asian Studies Program would like to draw your attention to the following course offering in Fall 2019.

Japan, Asia and the World (ASIA2850VC)
Instructors:  Dr. Gideon Fujiwara, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies Co-ordinator, University of Lethbridge and Dr. Aki Kinjo, Professof or Management and Business History, Gakushuin University, Tokyo

Days/Times (in Lethbridge):
MW 18:00 - 19:45 (ending October 30th)
MW 17:00 - 18:45 (starting November 4th)

Location:  B-716 (University Hall)

Based on state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology, Asian Studies 2850 brings together students and profs from Gakushuin Women's College in Tokyo and the University of Lethbridge to engage in interactive lectures and discussion in real time!

Dr. Aki Kinjo, a multicultural business executive turned business historian, will lead half of this course from Gakushuin in Tokyo - a school established to educate members of Japan's imperial family and aristrocracy.  Dr. Gideon Fujiwara, historian of Japan and East Asia and Asian Studies Co-ordinator at the University of Lethbridge will handle the other half.

Topics include the emergence of the Japanese and Canadian nation states, demographic challenges, indigenous peoples and colonization, wartime relations, women and society, international trade, foreign investment, globalization and Japanese enterprise, environment, constitutional monarchy, and culture including anime and manga.

Note:  this course counts toward the Asian Studies minor.

Please contact Dr. Gideon Fujiwara ( for more details.


Bev Garnett | | (403) 380-1894

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