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Course Information

Year 2017  School Center for International Education
Course Title
Summer Session (Culture II) 01

Instructor TRAPHAGAN, John Willis
Term/Day/Period summer quarter  othersothers
Category Global Studies Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom 実施場所未定 Campus waseda
Course Key 9800005008 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code PHLR101L
First Academic disciplines Philosophy
Second Academic disciplines Religious Studies
Third Academic disciplines Introduction
Level Beginner, initial or introductory Types of lesson Lecture
  Open Courses

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2017/01/13 16:56:22

Subtitle Tourism and Japanese Culture
Course Outline Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries internationally—one that often forms a key element in building local economies and expressing local and national cultural identities.  Tourism also represents a complex cultural, economic, and political phenomenon that can have significant impacts on local communities and the environment.  In this course we examine some of the anthropological approaches to studying tourism as it relates to Japan.  We will explore the culture of tourism in Japan, attempts by local communities to develop tourist industries, and the role of religious sites as primary targets of tourist activities.  There will be field trips to important tourist sites in Tokyo, including Yasukuni Shrine, and there may also be an opportunity for students to join a weekend trip to rural Japan, where we will explore a community developing a heritage tourism site. 
Objectives Develop a broad understanding of main themes in contemporary Japanese culture by exploring the creation of tourist sites, the practice of tourism among Japanese, and the relationship between tourism and Japanese culture.
Course Schedule
1:
26 – 30 June 2017: Tourists and Japan, Tourism in Japan
Readings:  Kennedy, Trevor and Lotus Yang Ruan, "Japan’s China-Driven Tourism Boom," The Diplomat, http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/japans-china-driven-tourism-boom/; McCornac, Dennis and Rong Zhang, "Japan’s International Tourism Challenge Expanding the international tourism industry will be a cultural challenge for Japan," The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japans-international-tourism-challenge/
2:
26 – 30 June 2017: Tourists and Japan, Tourism in Japan
Readings:  Kennedy, Trevor and Lotus Yang Ruan, "Japan’s China-Driven Tourism Boom," The Diplomat, http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/japans-china-driven-tourism-boom/; McCornac, Dennis and Rong Zhang, "Japan’s International Tourism Challenge Expanding the international tourism industry will be a cultural challenge for Japan," The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japans-international-tourism-challenge/
3:
26 – 30 June 2017: Tourists and Japan, Tourism in Japan
Readings:  Kennedy, Trevor and Lotus Yang Ruan, "Japan’s China-Driven Tourism Boom," The Diplomat, http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/japans-china-driven-tourism-boom/; McCornac, Dennis and Rong Zhang, "Japan’s International Tourism Challenge Expanding the international tourism industry will be a cultural challenge for Japan," The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japans-international-tourism-challenge/
4:
26 – 30 June 2017: Tourists and Japan, Tourism in Japan
Readings:  Kennedy, Trevor and Lotus Yang Ruan, "Japan’s China-Driven Tourism Boom," The Diplomat, http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/japans-china-driven-tourism-boom/; McCornac, Dennis and Rong Zhang, "Japan’s International Tourism Challenge Expanding the international tourism industry will be a cultural challenge for Japan," The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japans-international-tourism-challenge/
5:
3 – 7 July 2017: Eco-tourism
Readings:  Song, Dajeong and Sueo Kuwahara.  "Ecotourism and World Natural Heritage: Its influence on islands in Japan," Journal of Marine and Island Cultures (2016) 5, 36–46
Gillian Wallace,"Eco-cultural tourism as a means for the sustainable development of culturally marginal and environmentally sensitive regions," Tourist Studies, 2004
6:
3 – 7 July 2017: Eco-tourism
Readings:  Song, Dajeong and Sueo Kuwahara.  "Ecotourism and World Natural Heritage: Its influence on islands in Japan," Journal of Marine and Island Cultures (2016) 5, 36–46
Gillian Wallace,"Eco-cultural tourism as a means for the sustainable development of culturally marginal and environmentally sensitive regions," Tourist Studies, 2004
7:
3 – 7 July 2017: Eco-tourism
Readings:  Song, Dajeong and Sueo Kuwahara.  "Ecotourism and World Natural Heritage: Its influence on islands in Japan," Journal of Marine and Island Cultures (2016) 5, 36–46
Gillian Wallace,"Eco-cultural tourism as a means for the sustainable development of culturally marginal and environmentally sensitive regions," Tourist Studies, 2004
8:
3 – 7 July 2017: Eco-tourism
Readings:  Song, Dajeong and Sueo Kuwahara.  "Ecotourism and World Natural Heritage: Its influence on islands in Japan," Journal of Marine and Island Cultures (2016) 5, 36–46
Gillian Wallace,"Eco-cultural tourism as a means for the sustainable development of culturally marginal and environmentally sensitive regions," Tourist Studies, 2004
9:
10 – 14 July 2017: Religion and Tourism
Readings: "The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?" Author(s): Daiki Shibuichi ,
Asian Survey, Vol. 45, No. 2 (March/April 2005), pp. 197-215
10:
10 – 14 July 2017: Religion and Tourism
Readings: "The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?" Author(s): Daiki Shibuichi ,
Asian Survey, Vol. 45, No. 2 (March/April 2005), pp. 197-215
11:
10 – 14 July 2017: Religion and Tourism
Readings: "The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?" Author(s): Daiki Shibuichi ,
Asian Survey, Vol. 45, No. 2 (March/April 2005), pp. 197-215
12:
10 – 14 July 2017: Religion and Tourism
Readings: "The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?" Author(s): Daiki Shibuichi ,
Asian Survey, Vol. 45, No. 2 (March/April 2005), pp. 197-215

13:
17 – 20 July 2017: Tourism and Japanese Heritage
Readings: Yasuda, Hiroko.  "World heritage and cultural tourism in Japan." 
14:
17 – 20 July 2017: Tourism and Japanese Heritage
Readings: Yasuda, Hiroko.  "World heritage and cultural tourism in Japan." 
15:
17 – 20 July 2017: Tourism and Japanese Heritage
Readings: Yasuda, Hiroko.  "World heritage and cultural tourism in Japan." 
Textbooks None
Reference Funck, Carolin and Malcolm Cooper. 2015. Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures. Bergham Books.
Evaluation
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Papers: 70% four weekly reflection papers of 500 - 750 words each
Class Participation: 30% baed on attendance
Note / URL Main Language:English
A limited number of students may have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to northern Japan.  More information about the trip will be posted soon.

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