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Japan Research Centre

Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on Japan

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
Federica Gigante

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 for Intercultural Education in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Case Study of Elementary and Intermediate Japanese Students


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

Robert Simpkins
Robert J Simpkins

Playing in Kōenji: making street music in a Tokyo neighbourhood (working title).


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

Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor

“Japan is back.” Japan’s (re)engagement in Africa:The Case of South Sudan


Michael Edward Walsh
Michael Edward Walsh

“Security Facts: A New Framework for Analysis"