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Staff within the Department of East Asian Studies

Dr Caroline ROSE,
Head of Japanese (until 2011) (BA, PhD Leeds)

Dr Rose researches on Sino-Japanese relations, Japanese international relations and history and citizenship education in China and Japan.

Dr Kweku AMPIAH (BA ICU, PhD Oxford)

Dr Ampiah's main areas of interest are IPE, with reference to development, specifically Japanese aid operations; decolonisation and the emergence of the Third World in world politics; and early post-war International Diplomacy. PD

Dr Sierk HORN (MA, PhD phil, PhD habil, Berlin)

Dr Horn teaches Japanese social studies with a particular focus on business and management. His research focuses on Japanese business and management practices.

Dr Soyeun KIM (BA Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, MA Osaka University of Foreign Studies, PhD London).

Dr Kim's research interests are broadly in political ecology and political economy of development and environmentalism - with a particular geographical focus in East Asia. Her current research is on East Asian donors.


Dr Hayter is Sasakawa Lecturer in Japanese Studies. Her research focuses on 1930s Japanese fictions, modern Japanese literature, film and cultural studies.


Ms Takewa is a Teaching Fellow in Japanese.

Mr MORIMOTO Kazuki (BA Doshisha , MA Iowa)

Mr Morimoto is a Teaching Fellow in Japanese.

Ms OEDA Yuka (BA Hiroshima , MA Durham)

Ms Oeda is a Teaching Fellow in Japanese.

Professor Mark WILLIAMS (MA Oxford , PhD Berkeley)

Professor Williams teaches Japanese language and literature. His research focuses on contemporary Japanese fiction and Christianity in Japan . He has translated several Japanese works into English.

Staff who lecture/carry out research in Japanese Studies but are not in the Department of East Asian Studies

Dr Duncan McCargo

Subject Specialisation: Japanese politics
(Institute for Politics and International Studies)

Dr Stephen Turnbull

Subject Specialisation: Religion in Japan
(Department of Theology and Religious Studies)

Dr Paul Waley

Subject Specialisation: Geography of Japan
(School of Geography)

Library and Information Resources

Ms Xiyi Huang is the Librarian at Leeds in charge of the Japanese resources at the Brotherton Library.

Tel: 0113 343 4987
Fax: 0113 343 5561
E-mail: x.huang@leeds.ac.uk

Leeds has approx 8000 monographs in English on Japanese Studies and about 1200 books in Japanese. It subscribes to 40 periodicals and newspapers in English or Japanese, including some electronic titles, on Japanese Studies of arts, humanities and social science. Nearly 30 journals on East Asian and Asian Studies also include research resources in contemporary Japanese studies. Two databases are available for users too. In addition, Leeds subscribes to nearly 400 scientific journals published in Japan ; there are seven yearbooks, one of which is placed on standing order, and some back-runs of journals in Japanese. All titles and volumes on Japanese studies have been catalogued and thus can be searched via the Library online catalogue. Since 2005, newly acquired materials have become searchable in Japanese script.

The average expenditure on Japan-related resources in 2005 and 2006 was £5000 per year (excluding teaching materials expenditure).

Leeds is a member of the UK Japanese Leeds Group and European Association of Japanese Librarians, and Ms Xiyi Huang attends their meetings regularly.

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