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 Restaurant 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. (2) I have conducted an extensive ethnographic study of western expatriates living in Shanghai. (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 
Sexuality 
Migration 
Food culture/ cuisine 
Chinese Society 

Subject of research
Japanese Food Culture and Globalization  2012-2019  Interdisciprinary Researches (Special Research) 
Ethnographic Study of Expatriates in Shanghai  2000-2018  The Other Research Programs 
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  2016-2019 
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
“Sexual Mobility, Migration, and Sexual Fields” in Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gracia Liu-Farrer eds. Tangled Mobilities: Space, Affect and Personhood Across Social Spheres in Asian Migration  James Farrer  Berghahn Books  2021 
“From Jazz Men to Jasmine: Transnational Nightlife Cultures in Shanghai from the 1920s to the 2010s” Frank Pieke and Koichi Iwabuchi (eds) Global East Asia  Andrew David Field and James Farrer  University of California Press  2021 
Studying Japan (Cornelia Reiher Nora Kottman ed.)"A mobilities approach to ‘Japan’ fieldwork"  James Farrer  Nomos  2020/12 
Studying Japan (Cornelia Reiher Nora Kottman ed.) “How to present findings: Presenting and publishing”  James Farrer and Gracia Liu-Farrer  Nomos  2020/12 
Urban Ethnography: Legacies and Challenges (Richard E. Ocejo ed) “The Migrant Ethnographer: When the Field Becomes Home”  James Farrer  Emerald Publishing  2019/12/02 
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Papers
The Space-Time Compression of Tokyo Street Drinking  James Farrer  Food, Culture and Society  2021/01/02 
How are Tokyo’s Independent Restauranteurs Surviving the COVID Crisis?  James Farrer  Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus  2020/09/14 
A Tokyo Restaurant Community Faces COVID-19  James Farrer  Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa (Italian Journal of Ethnography and Qualitative Research)  Il Mulino  2020/08/04 
On the Other Side of the Curve: China’s Restaurateurs Face an Uphill Battle  James Farrer  Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies  University of California Press  2020/08/01 
Who Owns A Cuisine? The Grassroots Politics of Japanese Food in Europe  James Farrer and Chuanfei Wang  Asian Anthropology  2020/06/25 
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Research presentations
Restaurant Consumption/Restaurant Life: Lessons from Urban Ethnography in Tokyo and Shanghai  Sharing Economy and Urban Sustainability Workshop, Shanghai University  2020/10/15 
How are Tokyo’s Independent Restauranteurs Surviving the Pandemic?  Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19  2020/10/07 
Bistro Battleground: Cultivating Western Cuisine in a Tokyo Neighborhood  Association for Asian Studies (AAS-in-Asia)  2020/08/31 
An Expat China Dream? China’s Inbound Skilled Migration in the Era of Sinocentric Globalization  China Studies Symposium  2020/01/06 
The Cosmopolitan Yokochō: Immigrant entrepreneurs in a Japanese culinary community  NODE: International Symposium on New and Old Migrations and Diversities in UK and Japan  2019/12/02 
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Prizes
Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow; Robert J. Myers Fellow, 2018 and 2019  Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow; Robert J. Myers Fellow, 2018 and 2019  2019/04 
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Social activities
Nishiogiology  2015-Present 
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Memberships of academic societies
Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow  2015/09/01-Present 
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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