Japanese Studies


Japanese has been taught at the University of Sydney since 1917, making it one of the oldest programs of its kind in the English-speaking world.


Dr Pankaj Mohan, Dr Rebecca Suter, Dr Matthew Stavros, Dr Mats Karlsson, Dr Yasuko Claremont

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Department of Japanese Studies, School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

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The department’s staff includes 10 full-time academics who specialise in the fields of Japanese history (modern and premodern), language, contemporary Japanese politics and society, and Japanese poetry, drama and stories. The University’s East Asian collection includes over 120,000 titles consisting of primary and secondary sources from China, Japan and Korea. The library also boasts a rich collection of books on Japanese art and art history.

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Japanese history, Japanese language, contemporary Japanese politics, Japanese society, Japanese poetry, Japanese drama, popular culture in Japan, contemporary social and political issues in Japan, Japanese linguistics.

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 466

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