SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Frances Eames Noland

MSc (Oxford), BA (Woodbury)
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Frances Eames Noland
Frances Eames Noland
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Thesis title:
Tea, Shadows, and Suicide:A Dialogue on Negative Space in the works of Okakura, Tanizaki, and Mishima
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Frances Eames Noland 黃步美 | フランシス歩美 is a PhD candidate at SOAS University of London.

She obtained her MSc in Modern Japanese Studies (2017) from the University of Oxford at Linacre College, and her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Research Focus in East Asian Studies and Film Studies (2016) at Woodbury University.

In the past, Frances has been a trustee of the Governing Body Committee of Linacre College, University of Oxford, as well as a member of the Academic Committee and Library Committee at Linacre College.

Currently, she holds the position of Open Research Champion and Doctoral Student Representative for the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures. Frances also serves as on the Academic Committee of Goodenough College as Faculty Representative,

Frances is native/bilingual/heritage Japanese & English, being educated in Japanese since the age of 6. She also has intermediate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and is currently studying Cantonese. 


Book Chapters:
Noland, Frances Eames (2016) 'Privileged Information: The Corporatization of Information', in Google It: Total Information Awareness.


Linacre Seminars - Linacre College, University of Oxford

St Antony's Graduate Research Conference - St Antony's College, University of Oxford


  • Doctoral Student Representative, SOAS Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Open Research Champion, SOAS University
  • Faculty Representative, Goodenough College


  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Aesthetics
  • Japanese Literature
  • Hong Kong Cinema
  • Japanese Cinema