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.
- As Asia Waltzes Forward on Two Right Feet, America Fixates on the Middle East (Commentary)
- The Right to Move Conference Papers (Briefings)
- Cosmopolitanism as Virtue (Commentary)
- Defining a Right to Move? (Briefings)
- Japan's Electoral Tide Washes in a New Era (Commentary)
- China's Women Sex Bloggers and Dialogic Sexual Politics on the Chinese Internet (Policy Library)
- One Bed, Different Dreams (Commentary)
- Hu's Dumpling Diplomacy (Commentary)
- China and Japan: From Symbolism to Politics (Commentary)
- The Melting Pot, the Salad Bowl, and the Confucian Ideal (Commentary)
- Chinese Sexual Culture (Commentary)
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2012