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

顔写真 Professor 
Farrer James 

Tel.03-3238-4066  
 
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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
2003-2007 Interview studies of Japanese and Chinese courtship culture
2000-present Ethnographic study of expatriates in Shanghai
2007-present Sociological study of Culinary Contact Zones and Culinary Soft Power
2014-present Research on the idea of happiness in China 

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  客員助教授  2005/04/01-2007/03/31 
The Open University of Japan  客員准教授  2007/04/01-2008/03/31 

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

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

Current state of research and teaching activities
(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. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative interviews in Shanghai continually for the past ten years. (3) I am leader of a group research project on the globalization of cuisines in East Asia, focusing on culinary contact zones and culinary soft power. The project includes seven members involved in individual research projects in the Asia Pacific region.

I have taught "Qualitative Research Methods," "Classical Social Theory," "Contemporary Chinese Society," "Sociology of Culture," "Sociology of Sexuality and Gender" for undergraduates, and "Global/local Ethnographies," "Transnational Cultures (subtitled Globalization and the Intimate Sphere)," "Introduction to Global Studies (as a coordinator)" for graduates. 

Research Areas
Sociology 

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

Subject of research
Ethnographic study of expatriates in Shanghai  2000-2014  0102 (Japanese Only) 
Interview Study of Courtship in China and Japan  2003-2011  International Joint Research Projects 
International Education in Chinese contexts  2007-2012 
Global Food Culture  2007-2014 
The Meaning of Happiness in Chinese Society  2014-2017 
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Proposed theme of joint or funded research
Qualitative Interview Study of Japanese Courtship and Dating  Joint research with other research organizations such as universities. 
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Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)
Travelling Cuisines: Culinary Soft Power and Culinary Contact Zones  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  2009-Present 
The Meaning of Happiness in Chinese Society  Others  Others  2013-2017 
Social inequality in Japan in the era of "multiculturalism" (in Japanese)  2010-Present 
Multicultural Coexistence & East Asian Community  2010-Present 
Intercultural Community Formation in East Asian Contexts  2009-Present 
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Bibliography
The globalization of Asian cuisines : transnational networks and culinary contact zones "Introduction : Travelling Cuisines in and out of Asia : Towards a Framework for Studying Culinary Globalization"  (ed.by) James Farrer  Palgrave Macmillan  2015/08 
Opening Up : Youth sex culture and market reform in Shanghai  FARRER JAMES  University of Chicago Press  2002/03 
Shanghai nightscapes : a nocturnal biography of a global city  James Farrer and Andrew David Field  University of Chicago Press  2015/06 
The globalization of Asian cuisines : transnational networks and culinary contact zones "Shanghai’s Western Restaurants as Culinary Contact Zones in a Transnational Culinary Field"  (ed.by)James Farrer  Palgrave Macmillan  2015/08 
The globalization of Asian cuisines : transnational networks and culinary contact zones "Chinese Immigrants and Japanese Cuisine in the United States: A Case of Culinary Glocalization"  (ed.by)James Farrer  Palgrave Macmillan  2015/08 
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Papers
Globalization, food and social identities in the Pacific Region  (ed.by)FARRER JAMES ; Sidney C. H. Cheung,[etc.]  Globalization, food and social identities in the Pacific Region  Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture  2010/12 
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 
Good stories: Chinese women's international love stories as cosmopolitan sexual politics  James Farrer  Sexualities  SAGE Publications  2013/01 
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Research presentations
Shanghai as a Cosmopolitan City: The Prospects and Limitations of Urban Citizenship in Multicultural Shanghai: A Social Fields Approach to Transnational Migration  East Asia at a Crossroad: Toward the Construction of a New East Asia: East Asian Sociologists Network  2012/11/23 
Shanghai Nightlife Spaces as Transnational Sexual Fields: An Interactionist Approach to Cultural Globalization  Hong Kong University Distinguished Lecture Series  2012/11/06 
Nightlife Scenes as Erotic Worlds  Symposium on Beyond the East West Divide: Gender, Intimacy and Modernity  2012/05/24 
Global Studies and the Global Academic Job Market: An Asian Perspective  Lecture Series of the Center for European and Global Studies, Leipzig University  2012/04/12 
Global Studies in East Asia  Global and European Studies Research Group, Roskilde University  2012/03/28 
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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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Memberships of academic societies
World Association for Chinese Sexology  2007/12-Present 
Association for Asian Studies (Japan)  2002/12-Present 
Anthropology of Japan in Japan  2000/12-2003/12 
American Sociological Association  1995-2003 
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