SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Dr Monika Hinkel

MA and PhD (Bonn University)
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Monika Hinkel
SOAS Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Member

Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Lecturer in the Arts of Japan

Dr Monika Hinkel
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Dr Hinkel studied Japanese Studies, Oriental Art History and Political Science at Bonn University. She wrote her PhD thesis on the topic of the Japanese print artist Toyohara Kunichika and the influence of bunmei kaika (civilisation and enlightenment) on his prints. Monika has taught the PG module 'Shogunal Iconography' and the UG modules 'Japanese Art' and "Visual Culture of Early Modern Japan'. She is convenor for the Japanese and Korean Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art.


Woodblock prints of the Meiji era, especially the print artist Toyohara Kunichika.