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"Trans-Humanities" is the study of the relationship between human beings in trans-cultural phenomena whose cultural boundaries are drastically broken up and reshaped in a rapidly changing society. It aims at self-examining making a boundary which causes confrontation between different studies, and further, developing a research model playing a role of bridge between academic study and daily life.

To accomplish this purpose, "Trans-Humanities" has strengthened the relationship with other studies not only in humanities but also those in social science, art and natural science. Plus, it has expanded the scope of existing research in humanities to overall culture and studied about various points of trans-boundaries, listening voices of the marginal and minority group. "Trans-Humanities" is developing a model for anthropology in the future, which is able to adapt to a swiftly changing media atmosphere and seek a harmony between human and technology, and it has put much efforts to connect academic study to daily life, reinforcing the practical aspects of humanistic knowledge and seeking a more public-friendly atmosphere.

"Trans-Humanities Academic Book Series" is designed by Ewha Institute for the Humanities to reflect research results by EIH Trans-Humanities Research Team, and after the issues of glocality, gender and multimedia, this series is made to intensify the research for trans-humanities by the themes of "cultural exchange and hybridity," "post-humanism and human" and "trans-boundary imagination and reconstruction of humanistic knowledge." The EIH expects "Trans-Humanities Academic Book Series" to propose a new direction for humanities and lead a creative and future-oriented humanities.

 
Translation and Negotiation
Author : EIH
Publisher : Ewha University Press
Date : 2013
‘Translation and Negotiation’ is the important process and method in which new knowledge is formed and reconstructed. ‘Translation’ can be extended to the definition which goes beyond the translation of words and text and covers the translation of tradition and customs while ‘negotiation’ allows the explanation of (in)equality of mutual recognition and interrelationship in the process of exchange. This book traces the process of modern humanities knowledge formation in 19th century Joseon, French, Chinese and Japanese texts, mainly focusing on the Korean texts around the 20th century. Out of three sections, Part 1 consists of articles dealing with the formation process of modern humanities knowledge, while part 2 and 3 consist of articles which concretely analyze the aspects of translation and negotiation through texts.
The reason why this book focuses on the early modern age is that the systems and institutions that were formed at this period became the foundation of humanities knowledge. Also, the process of reconstructing humanities knowledge as boundaries between regions, culture, religion, and capital are being deconstructed today can be compared with the deconstruction of traditional humanities knowledge and the process of reconstructing new knowledge in the early modern age. Dealing with modern humanities knowledge, this book aslo evaluates the place of humanities knowledge of today in which translation and negotiation has become again an important topic.
 
Humans and Post-Humanism
Author : EIH
Publisher : Ewha University Press
Date : 2013
Humankind of today face various trans-boundary phenomena due to the development of scientific technology such as the extension of the human body and mentality, the destabilizing of the concept of time and space due to digital networking, and the emergence of a subject without a body, etc. Such cultural phenomena which put into question the traditional concept of the ‘human’ require a new frame of understanding which goes beyond modern humanism. This book has been planned in answer to these demands with part 1 introducing the theoretical background which has developed post-humanism discussions and investigates the difference and relationship between humanism, post-humanism, and trans-humanism. Part 2 discusses the various ethical and moral, philosophical problems related to the development of the human being. Part 3 looks at types of human being different from present images of human, that is, the aspects of post-human representations such as the cloning ,android, cyborg, and alien, etc. in popular culture and discusses the public’s understanding of the naturalness, otherness, class, utopia and dystopia implied in them.
 
Cultural Hybridity and the Subject of Trans-boundary
Author : EIH
Publisher : Ewha University Press
Date : 2013
As the result of research based on the Trans-Humanities REsearch Team’s 2nd stage agenda of the first year, “Cultural Negotiation and Hybridity”, this book analyzes specific trans-boundary cultural experience and searches for its theorization.
The first part ‘The Concept and Application of Cultural Hybridity’ tries to reach the core of the contemporary discussion on cultural hybridity through articles theoretically discussing hybridity and the performative subject and applying it to concrete cases. The second part ‘Hybrid Time and Space Seen through Post/Colonial History’ consists of articles focusing on multiple multilayer identities which are represented in various spatio-temporal and historical context.
The third part ‘Glocal Texts and Trans-boundary Identities’ looks at cultural representations of trans-boundary cultural phenomena, inquires into the complex structure of power and hierarchy brought about by the hybridity of race and culture in the post-colonial space, and discusses the practice of cultural translation’s autonomous agent.
 
Convergence in the Digital Age
Author : EIH
Publisher : Ewha University Press
Date : 2011
This work is dedicated to the analysis of convergence in the digital age. As convergence occurs between humans and machines, and medium to medium, Convergence in the Digital Age looks into the ways in which the inner workings of this convergence become manifest. It also provides an in-depth view into the changes in sense, perception, and culture that occur in the delivery of information, and suggests a number of directions that digital convergence will pursue in the coming future.
 
Doing Gender and Imagery of Others
Author : EIH
Publisher : Ewha University Press
Date : 2011
This is a bold attempt to draw on the Other by repositioning the gender discourse of today and ultimately redefine the significance of Otherness. New groups of Others such as elderly women, immigrants, and international marriage migrants are examined from the perspective of “doing gender,” a performative concept put forth by the American philosopher Judith Butler. "Doing Gender and Imagery of Others" calls for an active form of gender identity that steps beyond the subject-other dichotomy, and stresses the need for a feasible and ethical approach to the identities of the aforementioned women.
 

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