Amanda Weiss

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location:
Swann 314
Office Hours:
Mondays 10 am-12 noon
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Amanda Weiss is Assistant Professor of Japanese at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on Japanese media and society. She also leads a VIP or Vertically Integrated Project in East Asian Media. VIP student projects have included archival work, translation, photography, and media analysis. Her current book project, Han Heroes and Yamato Warriors: Competing Masculinities in East Asian War Cinema, explores contemporary East Asian remembrance of WWII.

Prior to her work at Georgia Tech, Amanda taught at Earlham College and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Emory University's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She has also conducted research at the University of Southern California, the Beijing Film Academy, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Tokyo.

  • University of Tokyo, Ph.D. Information Studies
  • Cambridge University, M.Phil. Chinese
  • University of Southern California, B.A. Film Production and Chinese
Awards and
  • Fulbright Grant (China) 2006-2007
Areas of
  • Chinese Cinema
  • Collective Memory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Japanese Cinema
  • Media Studies
  • Transnational Film


Research Fields:
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Asia (East)
  • Gender
  • Cinema Studies
  • East-Asian Studies
  • History and Memory
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Television Studies


  • JAPN-2002: Intermediate Japanese II
  • JAPN-3001: Advanced Japanese I
  • JAPN-3691: Tech & Scientific Japn
  • JAPN-3693: Japan Today
  • JAPN-4113: Adv Reading & Listening
  • JAPN-4173: Anime: Culture&Society
  • JAPN-4183: JAPN Cul/Soc Thru Songs
  • JAPN-6183: Songs: Culture & Society
  • ML-2500: Intro Cross-Cult Studies

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