Justice and Asia courses
Liu Institute faculty fellows have historically addressed "Justice and Asia" across a variety of disciplines. Here are some examples.
International Business Ethics with a special focus on China discusses corporate responsibilities of Chinese and non-Chinese companies with regard to wealth creation and human rights
Ethics in Finance and Banking focuses on the need of finance for ethics in the context of globalization, sustainability, and financialization
Introduction to Business Ethics deals with moral rights and responsibilities of individuals and companies in different cultures
Jessica McManus Warnell:
Managing & Millennials incorporates corporate social responsibility goals of millennial professionals as a key theme
Japan Business & Culture incorporates discussion of business ethics and environmental issues
EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES
Classical Chinese: explores the ideas of social justice from ancient Chinese philosophers.
Kevin Q. Walsh:
Resiliency of Engineering Systems includes fundamental concepts needed to understand and engineer for mitigation and resilience against multi-hazard vulnerability of critical infrastructure, environment, energy, communities, and other complex and inter-connected networks. Students choose a particular region to investigate for their course project, and many students choose hazardous and populated regions in Asia and the Pacific.
Introduction to Asset Management and Life-Cycle Resiliency is the combination of management, financial, economic, engineering and other practices applied to physical assets with the objective of providing the required level of service in the most cost-effective manner. This course is taught in the South Pacific each summer.
Effective Technical Writing for Global Development Proposals is co-taught between Engineering and the Keough School of Global Affairs. The course prepares students to write effective global development proposals to help solve some of the world’s most complex global development challenges, influencing policy and practice. Past projects have included locations in the Asia-Pacific region.
FILM, TELEVISION, & THEATRE
Documentary Theatre: Writing and Performance explores the creation of theatre works that document social justice concerns
Julia Adeney Thomas
Modern Japanese History deals with issues of justice in relation to Western and Japanese imperialism and the crises of war and war memory
Our Global Environment: History and the Anthropocene pursues the question of planetary transformation and social justice
Green Japan I: Was Early Modern Japan Ecologically Sustainable? explores the relationship between economic equality, self-determination, and environmental sustainability.
LAW & GLOBAL AFFAIRS
Susan L. Ostermann:
Law & Society in Asia considers the justice systems in China, Japan and India and how each deals with contemporary issues ranging from environmental degradation to identity-based discrimination
Contemporary India: Economics, Politics and Society includes justice as a central theme
Political Economy of Consumption and Happiness treats happiness in a broad sense that is closely related to justice
Contention in China examines how the marginalized in China struggle against social injustices
Political Movements in Asia analyzes how ordinary people fight for political justice in Asia
Contentious Politics and Resistance Movements analyzes how ordinary people fight for political justice around the world
Comparative Politics of Developing Countries introduces the politics of economic and political justice in the developing world
Rebels in Their Own Words examines how the repressed struggle for political justice through a set of (auto-)biographies
CSEM Rebels, Culture and Strategy examines how the repressed struggle for political justice through a set of (auto-)biographies.
CSEM Culture and Politics analyzes if and how culture shapes the meanings and means of struggles for justice.