“People and their identities across borders transform the sovereign nation-state system. Why do IR-scholars keep on studying inter-state power relations?”
“Cultural products and activities connect people beyond borders. Why not make use of them for a better world?”
Starting from these questions, some Japanese scholars are developing a new academic field – international cultural relations (kokusai bunka kankei, kokusai bunka-ron). The lecture introduces the development of this emerging academic field as well as its main research interests, and shows some examples of contemporary Germany and Japan. Particular attention will be given to cultural diplomacy and relationship with neighboring countries of these two countries.
04.01.2017 | 14:00 - 16:00
Institute for Japanese Studies
Room 1.36 (first floor)