Course Title
Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication
教授   泉水 英計  後学期 木曜日1時限
 単 位

関連するディプロマポリシー Related Diploma Policy
国際的感性とコミュニケーション能力/International sensibilities and communication capabilities
到達目標 Target to be Reached
Students will gain the basic understanding of history of Japan's foreign relations and their impact on contemporary Japanese society.

授業内容 Course Content
Since the turn of the century there has been a growing tide of challenge to the view of Japan as an ethnically and “racially” homogeneous society. Cultural dissonance, exclusion and conflicts have effectively been disclosed and thereby the unitary identity of Japan amongst Japanese has been undermined. When the idea of multi-ethnic Japan seems to have gained popularity, it is rather necessary to examine the multiculturalist criticism and to explain how the popular misconception once occurred. Hasty refutation can ironically confirm the existing bi-polar categories of Japanese and “foreigners,” or leave us in the ignorance of the particular historical context in which higher uniformity was feigned. This course tries to take preceding discussions steps further into the dimension beyond immediate and/or exclusive concern about ethnic discrimination and racism, not simply to castigate injustice but rather to grasp its mechanism.

授業計画 Course Planning
The course will cover the following topics:

1. Politico-geographical units. 政治=地理的単位について
2. Cultural Impact of China. 中国からの文化的影響
3. Cultural Impact of the West. 西洋からの文化的影響
4. Nationalism and the Emperor. ナショナリズムと天皇制
5. The Ainu in Hokkaido. 蝦夷地(北海道)のアイヌ
6. The Okinawans in the Ryukyu islands. 琉球列島の沖縄人
7. Taiwan/Formosa and the colonial empire. 台湾と帝国日本
8. The Koreans and the idea of family-state. 朝鮮人と家族国家観
9. Micronesian islanders and "Orientalism." ミクロネシア島民と「オリエンタリズム」
10. Reforms under the Allied occupation. 連合国占領下の改革
11. Cold War and the U. S. base issue in Okinawa. 冷戦と沖縄の米軍基地
12. Resident Koreans and contemporary racism. 在日韓国人と現代の人種差別
13. "Burakumins" and social movements. 被差別部落民と社会運動
14. Multi-culturalism and ethnic discrimination. 多文化主義と民族差別
授業運営 Course Management
The core of class activities is a critical reading of Michael Weiner’s Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity (London: Routledge, 1997), which you read section by section and deliver a short presentation each week, from which discussions in class will develop. You are also required to read some reference materials Weiner uses in the book so that you can fairly judge his arguments. According to the regulation of Japanese Ministry of Education, you are supposed to spend more than 4 hours to prepare and review the class every week.

評価方法 Evaluation Method
Your grade will be based on weekly presentations, participation in class discussion, and a final paper on “Discourses of race, nation and empire in Japan” (3,000 words).

オフィスアワー Office Hour (s)
Tuesday 12:40-13:20

参考書 Book (s) for Reference
Michael Weiner,Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity,Routledge,1997
Benedict Anderson,Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism,Verso,1983
Nobushige Hozumi,Ancestor-Worship and Japanese Law,Maruzen,1901