East Asian Studies (Anthropology) (Master of Arts)
【Research】 ◆Theme: https://purl.stanford.edu/hd411pg1907 How contemporary childhoods are associated with children's everyday neighborhoods in a Japanese suburb ーwith critical interrogation of taken-for-granted childhoods and the relevant ideologies by shedding light on their multiplicity and historicity based on the perspective of post-humanism or relational ontology.
◆Purpose To explore implications for making better children's neighborhoods to improve contemporary issues revolving around children.
◆Keywords The Multiplicity and Historicity of Childhoods; Modern Family; Developmental Science (Psychology) and Developmentalism; The Discourse of the "Future"; (Everyday) Neighborhood; Immediate and Discursive Realities; The Hybridity of Nature and Culture; Post-humanism; Relational Ontology
◆Academic Disciplines Childhood Studies; Cultural/Social Anthropology; Sociology (family sociology/ the new sociology of childhood/ historical sociology); Community Studies; etc.
【Courses】 2018-2019 [Spring] ■ The Nature of Knowledge: Science and Literature in East Asia ーstudying how pre-modern, modern, and post-modern scholars try to comprehend the world and produce knowledge, helping us consider how to overcome various modern dichotomies. (■ Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition (CS231n) (audit) ) ーlearning CNN fundamentals, various computer vision projects, and other state-of-the-art practices. I did implement coding of the assignments although not being involved in a class project.
[Winter] ■ Urban Development and Governance ーstuding how urban cities are designed and how to deal with the contemporary urban issues including environmental injustice with particular attention to the Bay Area.) ■ Politics, Economics and the Society in North Korea ーstudying how intermingled factors including its Juche ideology, domestic economies, society, and politics, and international relations have shaped North Korea. ■ Programming Methodology ーstudying fundamental Java skills (■ Deep Learning (CS230) (audit) ) ーlearning DL fundamentals including CNN and RNN, ways of tuning, practical strategies of DL projects, and other state-of-the-art practices. I did implement coding of all the assignments although not being involved in a class project.
[Autumn] ■ National History in East Asian Archaeology ーstudying how Archaeology contributes to constructing national histories in East Asia ■ Philanthroply: Strategy, Innovation, and Social Change ーlearning comprehensively practical strategies to achieve social change
2017-2018 [Spring] ■ Design for Child Health Equity ーpresenting a practical solution to solve health inequality among post-NICU children with design thinking mindset ■ Introduction to Social Network ーstuding practical skills to analyze social networks with R as well as theoretical grounds
[Winter] ■ Japan in Asia, Asia in Japan ーstudying how the Japanese imperialism was constructed and shaped the East Asian modern history before and after WWII ■ Environmental History in East Asia ーstudy how environments in East Asia have transitioned over the history
[Autumn] ■ Medical Anthropology ーstuding fundamental theories and applied practices across various topics from disease/illness to traditional/modern medicine to bioethics to global health ■ Analyzing Japanese Text and Talk ーstuding how to analyze Japanese text and talk from a linguistical perspective