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Last Updated: 19/04/2013 , Committee for Education and Student Affairs

Index
  1. Professors
  2. Purpose of the program
  3. Fields of Profession for Program Graduates
  4. MA and Ph.D. Theses
  5. Positions Held by Program Graduates
  6. Curriculum

1. Professors
  1. Program Director: Tatsuhiko Sakurai
  2. Core Professors:
    • Tatsuhiko Sakurai (Anthropology, Folklore)
    • Ayako Uchida (American History, American Studies)
    • Igor Saveliev (History, Inter-Ethnic Relations)
    • Naomi Kasai (Chinese Classical Literature)
    • Hideto Nishimura (Popular Culture Studies, Latin American Studies)
    • Shoko Sakabe (Sociology, Area Studies of China)
  3. Supporting Professor(s)
    • Itsuko Fujimura (Linguistic Theory, Contrastive Linguistics, Language and Gender, Language and Society)
    • Takashi Kato (Linguistics, Field Linguistics)
  4. Research Projects supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research etc.:
    1. Research of the Ritual Entertainment Organization Using Inscription, Painting, Pictorial Material (Sakurai)
    2. Recent Mobility and Cultural Identity of Ethnic Koreans in the Post-Soviet Space (Saveliev)
    3. The acceptance and acculturation of Argentine Tango and Latin Music in Japan(Nishimura)
    4. A Preliminary Study on Corpus Annotation of Chinese Vernacular Literature for Literary Theories(Kasai)
    5. Sociological Research of the Ethnic Minority in North China: Their Memories of Life Change and Their Contemporary Situation (Sakabe)

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2. Purpose of the Program

This academic program addresses the issues of international communication in a broad perspective, encompassing both interpersonal relationships and exchange of cultural and historical ideas. We aim to foster general knowledge from a multilateral perspective by analyzing various facets of nationality, society, ethnicity, culture, and arts. We speak to the variety of events that occur historically in international society, while researching the latest theories. Students become knowledgeable of international communication and the various methods of understanding international society. This allows them to understand different cultures and becomes rich assets as individuals to society as a whole. Our aim is to raise professionals in cultural development who bring specialized skills to international society and the field of higher education. This program is divided roughly into two content-areas: (1) International migration of peoples and (2) International culture exchange. Both are comprehensive and imply aspects of the other. Because they are both higher-domain areas, students elect the courses which are most comprehensive to their interests. Content area (1) focuses on characterizing the movements of peoples longitudinally, which creates the borderless characteristic of modern international society. Attention is paid to changing phenomena characteristic of peoples and the environment.Content area (2) cultivates the ability to analyze empirical data through comparative research studies. Here, the focus is on data regarding the present-day borderless society in which cultural exchange has overcome nationality and regionalism, creating complex phenomena between cultures.

1) The Master's Program, is designed to develop student's ability to technologically and theoretically process information related to the theory, apply analytic methods, and perform general research of culture and society. Three introductory courses, from which students can select those most suitable to their abilities, are designed to meet these needs. In addition, while carrying out regional research studies individually, students can choose from a variety of courses related to the field of their Master's thesis to complete their coursework.

2) In the Ph.D. program, students undertake original research that extends beyond the previous literature and collect data during field work. This practice helps them to perfect methodology, experience international culture and communication, and gain skills to complete of a high level of dissertation work.

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3. Fields of Profession for Program Graduates
  1. University Faculty, Junior and Senior High Schools
  2. National and Local Governments
  3. International Institutions for Assistance and Cooperation, NGOs
  4. Journalism and Media Companies
  5. Publishers and Translation Agencies
  6. International Sections in Service and Manufacturing Industries

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4. MA and Ph.D. Theses
  • Recent Master Thesis Titles:
    • 「チューター制度からみた大学の国際化と異文化交流-名古屋大学チューター制度の事例を中心に-」
    • 「メキシコにおける新自由主義政策と「インディオ」問題-チアパス州を事例として-」
    • 「アグスティン・バリオスの音楽とその再評価-20世紀前半南米南部の音楽事情を背 景として-」
    • 「エスニック集団と多文化主義ーオーストラリアの華人の検討を通して」
    • 「日本社会における「中国帰国者」に関する考察-中国残留孤児とその家族の生活史を中心に」
    • 「韓国社会における386世代の日本観」
    • 「国際理解教育の課題と可能性-中学校英語科とEIUPとの連携を求めて」
    • "Women's Challenges and Conflicts: The Ambiguous Position in Late Eighteenth Century English Society"
    • 「対応分析を用いたアメリカ英語における国のイメージ研究 -出現頻度に基づいた認知的世界地図構築の試み- 」
    • 「CMC(Computer-Mediated Communication) における匿名性の研究」
    • 「メキシコ近代死生観の誕生−カラベラをめぐる一考察−」
    • 「新来外国人の子どもの教育と地域の言語・学習支援ボランティア−豊田市における現状と取り組み−」
    • 「近代英国におけるスーツの誕生-階級・ジェンダーと衣服-」
    • 「浮遊するアイデンティティ−フランス語圏ブラックアフリカの文学にたち現れる「私は何者か?」という問いかけをめぐって− 」
  • Recent Ph.D. Dissertation Titiles:
    • 「中国朝鮮族のエスニシティ形成と拡散に関する研究」
    • 「スペイン・カタルーニャ自治州における言語権の構造」
    • 「日本華僑による文化提示・主張とエスニック・アイデンティティ-横浜と神戸を中心に-」
    • 「中国江南地域における水の民俗誌ー紹興の「水郷民俗」を中心として」
    • 「移民と国家-極東ロシアにおける中国人、朝鮮人、日本人移民の比較研究(1860-1917)-」
    • 「外国人行政に対する在日韓国人と日本人の認識差に関する研究-在日外国人行政を中心に-」 
    • "Individual and Society: Portrait of a Family in the Late Eighteen and Early Nineteenth Century England" 
    • 「郁達夫と日本文学者の交渉」
    • "TRANSFORMING RUSSIAN HRM PRACTICES TO MEET MARKET ECONOMY CHALLENGES: A Comparative Analysis of HRM in Two Timber-Processing Enterprises: a Russian Enterprise and a Japanese-Russian Joint Venture" 

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5. Positions Held by Program Graduates
  • Master's Program Graduates:
    1. JICA employees (investigating staff members, youth overseas cooperation groups staff members, etc.), local administration employees (Okayama prefecture and others), NGO staff members ( Care Japan, Civic Forum, NPO Center and others)
    2. Teaching staff and educational institutions employees (Mie University (foreign language instructor), Seijoh High School employee, etc.
    3. Private enterprises : Toyota Motor Co., Toyota Transportation Co., Mainichi Newspaper, NTT Docomo Tokai, JTB Sanyo Aviation Services Co., China Trust Bank (Taiwan), Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Insurance Co. Shanghai Office (People's Republic of China), Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Republic of Korea), etc.
  • Doctoral Program Graduates:
    1. Research and teaching staff : Nagoya University, Nanzan University, Nanzan College, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Nagoya University of Commerce, Aichi Bunkyo University, Fuji Tokoha University, Konan Women's University, Chukyo Women's University, Ming Chuan University (Taiwan), Tamkang University (Taiwan), Kiev University (Ukraine), Aichi Prefecture high schools' teaching staff, etc.
    2. Private enterprises: Toyota Motor Co. (International Department), Aeon, etc.

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6. Curriculum (PDF 108KB)

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