Cultural Studies in Global Asia

Ritsumeikan University / Australia National University (ANU) Dual Degree Program

This page contains optional additional references which I mention or use in class.

These are supplementary to the syllabus, course readings, etc. which you have access to on Manaba+.

WEEK 12

Mushishi (45-minute version, Anime Freak) (HTML)

Mushishi (25-minute version, GoGoAnime) (HTML)

WEEK 11

Buckland, W. (2015). Film Studies: An Introduction: Teach Yourself: Teach Yourself. Hachette UK.

Close Reading Guide for Moving Image texts (HTML)

GRID analysis (HTML)

HATSUNE MIKU 39's Live Party 2013 in Sapporo "千本桜" 【初音ミク】(YouTube)

ARASHI - Turning Up [Official Music Video] (YouTube)

WEEK 10

Ghost in the Shell - Official Trailer (YouTube)

Ghost In The Shell - Jump Scene (YouTube)

An Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex (YouTube)

Why Japan's Women Problem Is Hard to Fix (YouTube)

Are women still objectified? | Laura Mulvey Male Gaze theory explained (YouTube)

WEEK 9

McCombe, J. (2014). " Common People": Realism, Class Difference, and the Male Domestic Sphere in Nick Hornby's Collision with Britpop. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 60(1), 165-184.

Singer, C. (2018). Poor is Cool”: The Working-Classes as Myth in Pulp’s “Common People. In Resistance and the City (pp. 83-96). Brill Rodopi.

Pulp: Common People (YouTube)

WEEK 8

Social Media Surveillance: Who is Doing It? David Lyon at TEDxQueensU (YouTube)

AKB48’s Minami Minegishi : J-pop Idol's Teary Apology for Dating (YouTube)

Dark side of K-Pop with daily weigh-ins, dating bans and cosmetic surgery (HTML)

WEEK 7

Guest lecture, no tutorial this week.

WEEK 6

How current Japan-South Korea tensions reflect decades of resentment (YouTube).

The History of Okinawa (Ryukyu Kingdom) Explained in 8 Minutes (YouTube).

APA Style Guidelines (YouTube)

Daliot-Bul, M. (2009). Japan brand strategy: The taming of ‘Cool Japan’and the challenges of cultural planning in a postmodern age. Social science Japan journal, 12(2), 247-266.

Iwabuchi, K. (2015). Pop-culture diplomacy in Japan: soft power, nation branding and the question of ‘international cultural exchange’. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 21(4), 419-432.

Bok-rae, K. (2015). „Past, Present and Future of Hallyu (Korean Wave)”. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 5(5), 154-160.

WEEK 5

‘So alien! So other!’: how western TV gets Japanese culture wrong (HTML)

Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video Explained (YouTube)

Chinese laundry detergent advertisement (YouTube)

Reynolds, G. (2011). Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. New Riders.

The Unspoken Reality Behind the Harvard Gates | Alex Chang | TEDxSHSID (YouTube)

Logical Fallacies (YouTube)

Logical Fallacies, Purdue University (HTML)

WEEK 4

Paraphrasing, summarising and quoting (HTML).

5 effective methods for avoiding plagiarism (HTML).

Using Zotero for academic writing (YouTube).


WEEK 3

The best of Glastonbury 2019 in 3 minutes (YouTube).

WEEK 2

What is culture? A compilation of quotations (PDF).

Writing a response or reaction paper (HTML). Also, this (PDF).

WEEK 1

No additional resources from this week.