Siyuan Hu is currently a M.A student majoring in Japanese Literature at UA. He received his dual bachelor degrees on Mathematics and Japanese at the University of California Santa Barbara. His major research interests include Modern Japanese Literature as well as the translation into English/Chinese of such text.
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.