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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
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)


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