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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

顔写真 Professor 
Farrer James 

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

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. (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  2016-2018 
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
“The Migrant Ethnographer: When the Field Becomes Home” in Richard E. Ocejo edited Urban Ethnography: Legacies and Challenges  James Farrer  Emerald Publishing  2019/12/02 
The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness: Anxieties, Hopes, and Moral Tensions in Everyday Life (Becky Hsu and Richard Madsen ed.) “Happy and Unhappy Meals: Culinary Approaches to the Good Life in Shanghai”  James Farrer  University of California Press  2019/07 
Culinary Nationalism in Asia (Michelle King ed.) “Red (Michelin) Stars Over China: Seeking Recognition in a Transnational Culinary Field”  James Farrer  Bloomsbury Academic  2019/07 
Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia “Culinary Mobilities: The Multiple Globalizations of Japanese Cuisine” (Cecilia Leong-Salobir ed.)  James Farrer, Christian Hess, Mônica R. de Carvalho, Chuanfei Wang, David Wank  Routledge  2019/03 
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  2019/01 
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Papers
Sophia's Graduate Program in Global Studies — The Outcome of a Long-Term Investment in Diversity  James Farrer  University Current Review  The Japanese Association of Private Universities  2018/11 
The Decline of the Neighborhood Chinese Restaurant in Urban Japan  James Farrer  Jahrbuch für Kulinaristik – The German Journal of Food Studies and Hospitality  Judicium Verlag  2018/11 
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 
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Research presentations
Presenting and Publishing in Japan Studies  Conference Studying Japan: The Impact of Transnationalization and Technological Innovation on methods, fieldwork, and research ethics,  2019/06/24 
Nishiogikubo: towards a multicultural community  西荻空想計画の座談会  2019/06/01 
A Migrant Chinese Dream? China’s Inbound Skilled Migration in the Era of Sinocentric Globalization  ICC lecture series  2019/05/23 
Culinary Politics and Urban Foodways in Asia  International Conference on Cultural Governance in Asia 2019: Soft Power, Place-(re)making and Civility  2019/05/10 
From Sukiyaki to Izakaya: Examining Culinary Modernity on a Global Scale  speaker series  2019/04/19 
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Teaching achievements
Teaching Qualitative 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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