Class code A6222
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
Attached documents
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 2~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This class will examine popular culture across Asia, focusing on the region of East Asia, specifically media and cultural practices in South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Over this semester we will examine how various media—music, film, TV dramas, and internet videos—are part of local cultural practices in each place. This will include an examination of their histories in the area, their connections to society, and what cultural practices they accompany. However, instead of focusing exclusively on different countries, we will concentrate on how these cultural products work across borders, operating transnationally. By close examination of the production, distribution, and consumption of these media across East Asia, we will discover surprising connections beyond the countries they are usually associated with. In other words, we will analyze the links between these countries that are facilitated by the media. With this in mind, this class will ultimately consider how media flows across national boundaries and engages with cultural regionalism.

【到達目標 / Goal】
In addition to teaching the students about contemporary East Asian societies and media, this class aims to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Throughout the semester students will: 1) learn methodologies to examine popular culture from Asia; 2) explore the histories of various popular cultural products from Asia; 3) examine how cultural practices cross national boundaries and interact; 4) consider how these cultural products engage with regionalization in Asia.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)
Classes will be lecture-based, with visual material such as clips of films and animation. Students will be asked to have group discussions on certain themes. Each week students will be provided with an academic reading relevant to the topic. These readings will be important background information and/or will be directly addressed as the topic of the lecture and discussion. Lectures will explain in detail and through examples the topic for that class. Discussions based off of the lecture will be facilitated by questions from the instructor to help the students explore and develop their critical and analytical skills for that topic. Students will be assessed on their understanding of the lectures and readings through their exams.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction What is Asian Popular Culture?
2 Transnational Flows of Music Influences and interactions of American pop music in Japan
3 Transnational Production of Music Transnational K-pop production
4 Commonality of Film Practices Images of urban Asia in 1990s film
5 Film Adaptation Across Borders Korean film adaptations in dialogue with global media
6 Sharing an Imaginary Beyond Nations Contemporary animation in China
7 Fan Practices in Asia Cosplay practices across China
8 Online Fan Cultures Across Asia Online fandom and media in China and Japan
9 Dynamic Influences on TV Programs Transnational components of puppet drama on Taiwanese TV
10 Communities of Craft Across Borders Illustrators producing transnational imagery in South Korea
11 Regional Relations through Media Adapting TV dramas across Asia
12 Student Presentations Feedback and Discussion
13 Student Presentations Feedback and Discussion
14 Student Presentations Feedback and Discussion

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students should complete the assigned readings before each class and study the notes they take in class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be required as readings will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Hunt, Leon, and Leung Wing-Fai. East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film. Tauris, 2008.
Iwabuchi, Koichi, et al. Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture. 2017.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation 20%
Presentation 40%
Final paper 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable.