9. september 2020

UTokyo-PKU Joint Online Course “East Asia and the World under the Pandemic”

Course Objectives/Overview

As the worldwide spread of the pandemic of COVID-19 has been changing people's ways of life, we, standing on respective positions while sharing the same situation, through this course aim to proceed on inter-disciplinary explorations into various effects in terms of human civilization, society, history, and natural environment resulted from the pandemic event. This online course is part of the joint program of East Asian Studies coordinated by the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and Peking University (PKU) as well as a program co-hosted by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). The lectures will be taught by professors from UTokyo and PKU. The students are expected to actively participate in in-class discussion moderated by the instructors and teaching assistants.

Instructors

Kiichi Fujiwara, Graduate School of Law and Politics, UTokyo
Hideki Hashimoto, Graduate School of Medicine, UTokyo
Masahiro Hashizume, Graduate School of Medicine, UTokyo
Shiho Maeshima, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo
Takashi Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo
Yang Lihua, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, PKU
Ouyang Zhesheng, Department of History, PKU
Zhang Yongle, School of Law, PKU
Tsuyoshi Ishii, coordinator, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo
Wang Qin, coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo

In addition to lectures, students are supposed to participate in a wrap-up symposium held in the
end of the semester.

Online Course Schedule

Online teaching will be given from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (one hour, JST) on the following Fridays
25 September: Session 1 (Course Guidance)
9 October: Session 2
16 October: Session 3
23 October: Session 4
30 October: Session 5
6 November: Session 6
27 November: Session 7
4 December: Session 8
11 December: Session 9
18 December: Session 10
25 December: Session 11
8 January: Session 12

Teaching Methods

Online course AND on-demand lectures. English will be the working language. The students are required to watch beforehand course videos provided by East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts (EAA) on Panopto (see below) and share their thoughts with others during the regular online session on Friday (which lasts from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, JST).

Panopto Website

https://eaa.ap.panopto.com/Panopto

Textbook

To be announced at each lecture

Notes on Taking the Course
1. The course will be taught online and will be given in English.
2. The regular online teaching will be given from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (JST). (URL for each
session will be informed soon)
3. The enrolled students are required to watch course videos on the panopto website provided by
EAA beforehand. (https://eaa.ap.panopto.com/Panopto)

Others

The regular online teaching will be given from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (JST). The enrolled students are required to watch course videos on the panopto website provided by EAA beforehand.

Registration 

Register here: https://forms.gle/keriEyupApPNAvE68

Deadline for registration is October 2.