日本語
Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

顔写真 Professor 
Farrer James 

Tel.03-3238-4066  
 
My website is here.  

Other affiliation / position
Sophia University  Graduate School of Global Studies  Master's(Doctoral) Program in Global Studies  Chairperson of the Master's(Doctoral) Program in Global Studies 

Research background
1993-2000 Ethnographic study of youth sexual culture in Shanghai, China
1998-2002 Interview study of extramarital sexual culture in Shanghai, China
2000-2010 Interview study of cross-national courtship in dating in Shanghai,China
2000-2018 Ethnographic study of expatriates in Shanghai
2003-2007 Interview studies of Japanese and Chinese courtship culture
2007-2010 Sociological study of Culinary Contact Zones and Culinary Soft Power
2014-2017 Research on the idea of happiness in China
2015-present Neighborhood foodways in Tokyo
2015-present Globalization of Japanese Cuisine 

Work experience
NORC. University of Chicago  Research Assistant  1997/01/01-1998/08/01 
Hitotsubashi University  非常勤講師  2001/10/01-2002/03/31 
The Open University of Japan  客員准教授  2007/04/01-2008/03/31 

Academic background
University of Chicago  Graduate School, Division of Sociology  Doctor later  1998/06/15  Completed  United States of America 
Fudan University  Journalism  1994/03/01  Study Abroad Completed  People's Republic of China 
University of Chicago  Graduate School, Division of Sociology  Doctor prophase  1995/05/01  Completed  United States of America 
University Düsseldorf  Informatik  1985/06/15  Study Abroad Completed  Federal Republic of Germany 
University of North Carolina  Arts and Sciences  Cognitive Science  1987/05/15  Graduated  United States of America 

Academic degrees
Ph.D.  University of Chicago  1998/06/15 
M.A.  University of Chicago  1995/06/01 
B.A.  University of North Carolina  1987/05/15 

Current state of research and teaching activities
Research for Nishiogiology Sociology of Gender and Sexuality Class
Research for Nishiogiology Sociology of Gender and Sexuality Class
Global Washoku Research Group Shanghai Expatriate Community Research
Global Washoku Research Group Shanghai Expatriate Community Research

(1) I have researched courtship and marriage in China and Japan, including youth sexuality and courtship, extramarital sexuality and interethnic dating. Current research focuses on comparing the sexual culture of Japanese and Chinese youth. (2) I have conducting an extensive ethnographic study of western expatriates living in Shanghai, including their interactions with the local communities. (3) I am conducting an ethnographic research project centered in the Tokyo neighborhood of Nishi-Ogikubo, focusing on urban foodways, the meanings of culinary work, and changing forms of community participation.(www.nishiogiology.org) (4) I am leading a project on the globalization of Japanese restaurant cuisine. (www.global-japanese-cuisine.org)

I teach "Qualitative Research Methods," "Classical Social Theory," "Sociology of Culture," "Sociology of Sexuality and Gender" for undergraduates, and "Global Cities" and "Qualitative Methods," and "Introduction to Global Studies (team taught)" for graduate students. 

Research Areas
Sociology 

Research keywords
Urban Sociology 
Globalization 
Sociology of Sexuality 
Migration 
Food culture/ cuisine 
Chinese Society 

Subject of research
Food Culture and Globalization  2007-2018 
Ethnographic Study of Expatriates in Shanghai  2000-2017 
Interview Study of Courtship in China and Japan  2003-2011  International Joint Research Projects 
International Education in Chinese contexts  2007-2012 
The Meaning of Happiness in Chinese Society  2014-2017 
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Proposed theme of joint or funded research
Food Studies  Wish to undertake joint research with industry and other organizations including private sector. 
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Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)
Digital Ethnographic Mapping of Neighborhood Foodscapes in Shanghai and Tokyo  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)  2016-2019 
Artisanal Ethics and Community Resilience in Tokyo  Others  2016-2018 
Grassroots Culinary Globalization: Sociological and Historical Study of the Japanese Food Boom  School's financial aid  2016-2018 
The Meaning of Happiness in Chinese Society  Others  Others  2013-2017 
Travelling Cuisines: Culinary Soft Power and Culinary Contact Zones  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  2010-2014 
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Bibliography
SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China Vol II "Nightlife and the Night-time Economy in Urban China"  James Farrer,(ed.by) Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier  Sage  2018 
Immigration to China in the Post-reform era: Destination PRC "Culinary Globalization from Above and Below: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Urban Place Making in Shanghai"  James Farrer,(ed.by) Angela Lehmann and Pauline Leonard  Palgrave Macmillan  2018 
Polarized Cities: Portraits of the Rich and Poor in Urban China "China's Party Kings: Shanghai Club Cultures and Status Consumption, 1920s-2010s"  James Farrer,(ed.by) Dorothy Solinger  Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield  2018 
The Globalizing Cities Reader "Shanghai Nightscapes and Ethnosexual Contact Zones"  James Farrer and Andrew David Field,(ed.by) Xuefei Ren and Roger Keil  Routledge  2018 
Handbook of Asian Migration "Critical Expatriate Studies: Changing expatriate communities in Asia and the blurring boundaries of expatriate identity"  James Farrer (ed. by Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda Yeoh)  Routledge  2018/01 
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Papers
Japanese Culinary Mobilities Research: The Globalization of the Japanese Restaurant  James Farrer, Chuanfei Wang, David Wank, Mônica R. de Carvalho, Christian Hess, Lenka Vyletalova  Foods & Food Ingredients Journal Japan  2017 
The Rise of Global Studies in East Asia: Institutions and Ideology in National Education Systems  David L. Wank and James Farrer  global-e  2017/02 
Raising cosmopolitans: localized educational strategies of international families in Shanghai  James Farrer and Anna Greenspan  Global Networks  2015/04 
The Multiple Contexts of Protest: Reflections on the Reception of the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project and the Anti- Right Japanese Demonstration in Shanghai  James Farrer  Positions: East Asian Cultural Critique  Duke University Press  2015/02 
China Wants You: The Social Construction of Skilled Labor in Three Employment Sectors  James Farrer  Asian and Pacific Migration Journal  Scalabrini Migration Center  2014/12 
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Research presentations
China’s Consumer Revolution Revisited  Davis Fest: Celebrating Deborah Davis Contributions to the Global Sociology of China, Yale University Department of Sociology  2018/05/04 
Tucking In: Small Culinary Spaces in Tokyo  Portland State University, Center for Japanese Studies, Kikkoman Japanese Food Culture Lecture Series  2018/05/01 
Mapping a Japanese Culinary Neighborhood: the “Nishiogiology" Project  Presentation for “Endless. Discovery: Re-evaluating Japan's Travel and Tourism”Ateneo de Manila Japanese Studies Program International Conference on Japanese Studies  2018/02/02 
From Cooks to Chefs: the Construction of a Skilled Labor Category in the Transnational Culinary Field  International Workshop: Skilled Labor Mobility: Japan and Beyond,Waseda University, Tokyo  2018/01/17 
From Sukiyaki to Izakaya : The Globalization of the Japanese Restaurant  Rotary Club International Shinjuku Branch  2017/12/14 
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Teaching achievements
Teaching Qalitative Methods in Chinese  2006-Present 
Using online teaching teaching tools including moodle  2004-Present 
Qualitative Sociological Interviewing  1998-Present 
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Social activities
Nishiogiology  2015-Present 
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Memberships of academic societies
Association for Asian Studies (Japan)  2002/12-2012/12 
Anthropology of Japan in Japan  2000/12-2003/12 
American Sociological Association  1995-2003 
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