Economic Bubbles and Animation: Miyazaki’s Spirited Away by Prof. George Tsouris

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Prof. George Tsouris, who teaches ELJ250 “Japanese Literature in Translation” at LaGuardia Community College, examines Miyazaki’s 2001 animated film, SPIRITED AWAY, within the context of Japanese economic stagnation and Lost Decades.

If you want to examine literature and other aspects of Japanese culture, please enroll in ELJ250 at LaGuardia CC this Spring! Here’s a sample video lecture for this course.

All of his lectures for his ELJ250 “Japanese Literature in Translation” are also available online. Take ELJ250 to learn more about Japanese literature and its social, cultural, and economic implications in the current Japaense society.

  1. Pondering Japanese Culture, ep.1:
  2. Pondering Japanese Culture, ep.2: Kojiki:
  3. Pondering Japanese Culture, ep.3: Tale Of Genji:
  4. Pondering Japanese Culture, ep.4: My Individualism:
  5. Early Japanese Feminism: The Case of Kishida Toshiko:
  6. Traditional vs. Modern in Japan: Tanizaki’s Aesthetics.:
  7. Nationalism, Paradox and Seppuku: Mishima’s Patriotism:
  8. Porn and Censoring the Body in Japan: Oshima’s ‘In The Realm Of The Senses’:
  9. Magic Realism in Japan: Murakami’s Elephant Vanishes:
  10. Humanism and Self in Japan :Oe’s Japan the Ambiguous and Myself:
  11. Economic Bubbles and Animation: Miyazaki’s Spirited Away:
  12. Ero-Guro-Nansensu Manga in Japan: Kago Shintaro’s ‘Memories Of Others’:
  13. Psycho Japan: Fujino Kaori’s ‘Run!’:
  14. Post-Nuclear Japan? Sono Sion’s ‘Land Of Hope’:
  15. Lecture on history of butoh:
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