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Academic Staff within the Department of Japan and Korea , Japanese Section

Dr John L Breen MA, PhD (Cantab)
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
19th century Japanese political, social and intellectual history; Japanese religions in the pre-modern and modern eras; Ritual and religion; politics and power; post-war ideology; modern Japanese language; (Head of Japanese Section; BA Year 1 Tutor (Japanese)

Dr Stephen Dodd BA(Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia)
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity

Prof Andrew GerstleBA (Columbia) MA (Waseda) PhD (Harvard)
Professor of Japanese Studies
Japanese literature drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu

Dr Mika KizuBA ( Nanzan University , Japan ) MA ( University of California , Santa Cruz , USA ) PhD ( McGill University , Canada )
Lecturer in Japanese
Theoretical linguistics; syntax; Japanese linguistics; second language acquisition.

Dr Stephen Dodd BA(Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia)
BA(Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia)
Senior Lecturer in Japanese Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity

Dr Barbara PizziconiBA (Rome) MA (Tokyo Univ. Foreign Languages) PhD (Naples)
Senior Lecturer in Applied Japanese Linguistics Japanese Applied Linguistics
anguage Teaching Methodology; Second Language Acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness

Dr Griseldis Kirsch MA (Trier) PhD (Trier)
Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Culture Japanese Popular Culture, with particular emphasis on Japanese television
Japanese TV drama, representations of Otherness and war memory

Ms Misako KanehisaMA (Leeds)
Subject Specialisation
Japanese language teaching and linguistics (Senior Lector in Japanese)

Mrs MiwakoKashiwagiMA (Indiana)
Subject Specialisation
Japanese language teaching and linguistics (Senior Lector in Japanese)

Ms Miki Kawabata MA (SOAS)
Subject Specialisation
Japanese language teaching and linguistics (Senior Lector in Japanese)

Staff who lecture/carry out research in Japanese Studies at SOAS but are not in the Japanese Section of the DEA

Professor T. H. Barrett

PhD (Yale)
Pre-modern Chinese history; Reception of Buddhism and Chinese thought in Japan (Professor of East Asian History)


Dr John Carpenter

MA/PhD (Columbia)
Subject Specialisation: Pre-modern Japanese art and culture; Heian court culture; Ukiyo-e (Donald Keene Lecturer in Japanese Art; Senior Research Associate, SISJAC*)


Dr Lucia Dolce

MA (Venice); PhD (Leiden)
Subject Specialisation: Japanese religious history especially medieval period (Senior Lecturer in Japanese religions)


Professor C. Howe

PhD (London) Emeritus Professor
Subject Specialisation: Asian economics; Japanese foreign trade, industry and technology; Chinese economic reform (Professor of Business with reference to Asia )


Dr D. W. Hughes

PhD (Michigan)
Subject Specialisation: Music of East Asia especially Japan ; Japanese folk and theatre music; music and linguistics; (Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology)


Dr C. Lapavitsas

PhD (London)
Subject Specialisation: Financial economics with reference to Japan (Lecturer in Economics)


Dr A Lockyer

PhD (Stanford)
Modernisation and modernity in Japan ; world's fairs, international and industrial exhibitions


Dr D. P. Martinez

DPhil (Oxon)
Popular culture in the media; Anthropology of tourism; ritual; gender relations (Lecturer in Anthropology)


Dr Nicole Rousmaniere

PhD (Harvard)
Subject Specialisation: Japanese ceramics, archaeology, photography (Director SISJAC*)


Professor T. B. M. Screech

PhD (Harvard)
Subject Specialisation: Edo painting; contacts between Japan and Europe in the 18th century; (Professor of the History of Japanese Art ; Chair , Japan Research Centre )


Dr R. L. Sims

PhD (London)
Subject Specialisation: East Asian international history, 1931 to 1941; pre-war Japanese foreign policy and politics (Senior Lecturer in the History of the Far East ; Chairman of the MA in Area Studies Japan)


Dr Isolde Standish

MA/PhD (SOAS)
Subject Specialisation: Japanese film and television (Lecturer in Japanese Film studies)


Dr R. Wiltshire

PhD (London)
Subject Specialisation: Population migration; geographical mobility of labour; regional development planning (Senior Lecturer in Geography)

*SISJAC stands for the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and full information can be found under the Related Activities section in the University of East Anglia entry.


Library and Information Resources

Ms Fujiko Kobayashi is the Librarian at SOAS in charge of the Japan / Korean Section.
Tel: 020 7898 4174
Fax: 020 7898 4159
E-mail: fk2@soas.ac.uk
Library homepage: http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/

SOAS Library has some 35,000 Japan-related books in western languages and over 110,000 in Japanese. It subscribes to 150 Japan-related journals in western languages and 400 in Japanese. The budget for Japan-related resources is 35,000 per year. The inclusion of Japan - related audiovisual materials increases the budget and size of the collection dramatically. SOAS Library subscribes to several important online databases to support Japanese studies. SOAS participated in the UK Union Catalogue for Japanese Materials (see the Japan Library Group section) as a project in 1992, and began registering holding records in 2006. Only one fifth of the Japanese collection is found in the Union Catalogue as of 2007. The SOAS Online catalogue is available at http://lib.soas.ac.uk/ . The card catalogue is still available for the remainder of the collection.


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