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James Farrer

Associate Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo


James Farrer is professor of sociology at Sophia University in Tokyo. His sociological research investigates Tokyo and Shanghai urban culture, expatriate communities, culinary culture, and sexuality in China and Japan. He is the author of Opening Up: Youth Sex Culture and Market Reform in Shanghai (University of Chicago Press). Farrer has also written for general media, including Newsweek Japan, Lonely Planet Guides, Asian Wall Street Journal, YaleGlobal Online, and Global Asia.

Farrer holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in cognitive science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived and conducted research in Asia for nearly two decades.

Focus: Cities, Culture, Gender, Globalization, China, Japan, Asia

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Last Updated: Sep 09, 2013

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