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Japan Research Centre

Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on Japan

Ryoko Aoki
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The Construction of Japanese Noh Theatre as a Masculine Art: an Analysis of its Traditional and Modern Discourse

Nadeschda Bachem
Nadeschda Bachem

Imperialism, Occupation and National Identity in Post-Colonial Japanese and South Korean Literature

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Kristian Bering
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Bakin and the Theatre

Lawrence Carter
Lawrence Carter

Going Global: Studio Ghibli, Anime and the Popularisation of a Global Genre


Federica Gigante
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The Reception of Islamic Art in Bologna, Ferrara and Padua in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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Irene Gonzalez Lopez
Irene Lopez Gonzalez

Prostitution in Postwar Japanese Cinema


Eiko Gyogi
Eiko Gyogi

Translation as a means of promoting intercultural competence among elementary and intermediate learners of Japanese

Haruhisa Handa
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Calligraphy and Religious Personality in Early Modern Japan: Hakuin’s Life and Writings


Mami Hatayama
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The Meiji Painter and Lacquer Artist Shibata Zeshin

Iris Haukamp
Iris Haukamp

A Foreigner's Dream of Japan: The struggle over power and authenticity in a German-Japanese coproduction


Wonwoong Jeong
Wonwoong Jeong

The Dissolution of a Cold War Allignment: Korean-Japanese Relations, 1969-1979

Yuko Kameda
Yuko KAMEDA

Japan as Multi-ethnic Nation: Exploring the Iconography of Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Japan


Masato Kato
Masato Kato

Japanese New Religious Movements in the UK: The Negotiation between Nationalism and Universalism.

Kanji Kitamura
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Toward a theory of cultural untranslatability with application to Japanese, UK and USA cross-cultural business management and beyond (working title)


Yohei Koyama
Yohei Koyama

Life with radiation: ethnography of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima

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Radu Leca
Radu Leca

The Backward Glance: Concepts of 'outside' and 'other' in the Japanese spatial imaginary of the 17th century


Yaara Morris
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The Cult of Tenkawa Benzaiten – her rituals, texts, and mandalas.

Forum Mithani
Forum Mithani

Challenging the Two-Parent Norm? Single Mothers in Japanese Visual Media


Kanako Miyabayashi
Kanako Miyabayashi

Corrective feedback in the teaching of Japanese case particles

Doreen Mueller
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Documenting Disaster: Pictorial Records of the Edo Period

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Akiko Nagata
Akiko Nagata

An Analysis of Family and Gender Roles in Japanese Television Drama

Ivan Rumanek
Ivan Rumanek

The appropriation of Noh by Joruri and Kabuki


Martyn Smith
Martyn Smith

The Discourse on Nation in Postwar Japan: 1952-1972

Ayako Suzuki
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The dynamics of Japanese identity amongst Japanese young migrants in Dublin


Nobuaki Takase
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Mutsu Munemitsu and British Influence on Japanese Modern Nation Building in the Nineteenth Century

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Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor

New threats and new opportunities. Japan’s (re)engagement in Africa. The case of South Sudan


Michael Edward Walsh
Michael Edward Walsh

“Security Facts: A New Framework for Analysis"