Course Offering in Asian Studies for Fall 2020 - ASIA2020VC (Japan, Asia and the World)

Asian Studies will be offering the following course in Fall 2020:

Japan, Asia and the World
Instructors: Dr. Gideon Fujiwara (Department of History; Coordinator - Asian Studies); Prof. Mikitaro Shobayashi (Agroengineering, Economy); Prof. Tadashi Uchino (Performance Studies); Prof. Mizuko Ugo (Architectural History/Design); Prof. Coung Huynh (Business). Professors Shobayashi, Uchino, Ugo and Huynh are from the Gakushuin University in Tokyo

Days/Times in Lethbridge:
MW 18:00 - 19:45 (ending November 1)
MW 17:00 - 18:45 (starting November 2)

Location: B-716, University Hall

Based on state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology, Asian Studies 2020 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!

Four leading scholars from Gakushuin will give lectures on Japan and Asia. Dr. Mikitaro Shobayashi will provide insight from environmental studies, Dr. Mizuko Ugo will investigate architectural and cultural heritage, Dr. Tadashi Uchino will examine performance arts and culture, and Prof. Coung Huynh will advance our knowledge of the global business.

Prof. Gideon Fujiwara at the University of Lethbridge will teach about the history of relations between Canada and Japan.

Topics include the emergence of the Japanese and Canadian nation-states, the environment, architecture, performance arts, global business, indigenous peoples and colonization, wartime relations, women and society, and culture including anime and manga.

This course counts toward the Asian Studies minor and fulfills the Humanities Liberal Education requirement at the U of L.

For further information contact:


Bev Garnett | | (403) 380-1894

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