Luyao Huang is originally from the Jiangxi Province, China. She is currently a M.A. student majoring in Japanese Anthropology and Japanese Modern Literature. She received her B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature from Shandong University, China. While studying she had the opportunity to studies at Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Japan as an exchange student for a year.
This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.