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Postgraduate Studies

The Department of Japanese Studies offers two higher research degrees, an MPhil and a PhD, and can arrange for supervision on a broad range of topics related to Japanese language, society and culture. The MPhil Degree has a compulsory coursework component consisting of courses offered by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and courses offered by the University’s Graduate School (please see the Graduate School’s handbook for further information on these courses).

Department members’ main areas of research are:

J. Borland
Modern Japanese History; Natural Disasters and Post-Disaster Reconstruction; History of child and youth health in prewar Japan; Architectural history of Tokyo
T. Goddard
Comparative Literature; Modernism; Urban Space; Japanese Empire; Colonial Modernity; Aesthetics; Film
Y. Nakano
Globalization of Japanese products, especially food and food technology; Japanese popular culture in Chinese societies; Intercultural communication
D. Poch
Modern and Early Modern Japanese Literature; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Theories of Emotionality and Affect; Japanese Literature in Transcultural and Comparative Perspective (China-Japan-Europe)
V. Teo
Sino-Japanese relations and Sino Russian relations; International relations of the Asia-Pacific; Security issues in East Asia, Foreign policy of U.S., Russia, China and Japan; Modern East Asian history (from 1850s onwards), Nationalism in Asia
M. Yorozu Teaching Japanese as a foreign language (TJFL) -- curriculum design, pedagogy, affective factors in language learning


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