Prof. Arthur Stockwin

Professor Arthur Stockwin
Emeritus Fellow

I first became interested in Japan while embarking on a doctoral thesis at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra back in 1960. My initial topic had been Soviet foreign policy in Asia, as I had Russian from an army course during British national service in the mid-1950s. For various reasons, however, that topic did not work out, but in pre-researching it I discovered Japan and switched to a topic in Japanese politics and foreign policy. This meant starting to study Japanese.

Dr. Ann Waswo

Dr. Ann Waswo
Emeritus Fellow

As often happened many decades ago in the USA, I drifted into Japanese Studies rather than pursuing a long-held curiosity about Japan or following a coherent, career-minded plan while at university. Had it not been for the Security Treaty demonstrations in Tokyo in 1960, which figured prominently in the American media, and a professor (Thomas C. Smith) running the required historiography seminar for Stanford history majors I attended in my third year, I might have ended up doing something completely different with my life.

Prof. Bjarke Frellesvig

Prof. Bjarke Frellesvig
Professor of Japanese Linguistics and a Fellow of Hertford College

I am based at the Oriental Institute in Pusey Lane.  I have been at Oxford since 2000 and from 2012-2015 I was Chair of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. My research interests include the history of the Japanese language and general historical linguistics.  He is the Director of the University’s Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics and of the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese.

Dr. Linda Flores

Dr. Linda Flores
Associate Professor of Japanese; Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College

I am based at the Oriental Institue, Pusey Lane, Oxford. My research interests include Proletarian Literature, Women’s Writing, Gender Theory, Comparative Literature, and Atomic Bomb Literature.  My contribution to the masters programme will be a course on Modern Japanese Literature, with a focus on the post war.  More information can be found here.

Ms. Keiko Harada

Ms. Keiko Harada
Japanese Language Instructor

I am a Faculty Tutor at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford and one of your language instructors, who closely collaborates with Kaori Nishizawa to help you achieve the required level of Japanese.

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