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Past PhD Topics

Name Gitte Marianne Hansen
College Wolfson
Year 2014
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr Mark Morris/Dr Brigitte Steger
Thesis title Navigating Contradiction: female characters, normative femininity and self-directed violence in contemporary Japanese narrative and visual culture

 

Name Chiara Ghidini
College Gonville & Caius
Year 2007
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr Mark Morris
Thesis title Orikuchi Shinobu's fiction: narrating women and ancient Japan

 

Name Elizabeth Butler
College Girton
Year 2006
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title Universalist rhetoric of Engakuji clerics and laymen during the Meiji Period

 

Name Maya Gartner
College Lucy Cavendish
Year 2006
Supervisor Prof. Peter Kornicki
Thesis title Children's literature in the Edo period

 

Name Anna Andreeva
College Selwyn
Year 2006
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title On the crossroads of esoteric Kami workshop: Mt Miwa and the early beginnings of Miwa(ryu) Shinto

 

Name Mara Patessio
College Trinity
Year 2006
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Peter Kornicki
Thesis title Yamada Bimyo and his Genbun-ichi tai

 

Name Joel Schellhammer
College Clare Hall
Year 2005
Supervisor Dr John Swenson-Wright
Thesis title Nascent youth neo-nationalism in contemporary Japan: convergence and divergence with East Asian norms

 

Name John Beckett
College Downing
Year 2005
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Dr Mark Morris
Thesis title The I-novel

 

Name Celeste Powell
College Trinity
Year 2005
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Dr John Swenson-Wright
Thesis title The dynamics of Japan's foreign policymaking process: the case of Tokyo's post-cold war North Korea policy

 

Name Darren Aoki
College Peterhouse
Year 2005
Supervisor Dr Mark Morris
Thesis title The Rose Tribes: Sexual Solidarity and the Ethico-Asthetics of Manliness in Japan in the Early 1970s

 

Name Tracey Gannon
College New Hall
Year 2003
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr Mark Morris
Thesis title The literature (in Japanese) of Korean residents in Japan

 

Name Schweder, Anne
College Newnham
Year 2001
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Prof. Peter Kornicki
Thesis title Wealth and power: liberalism and nationalism as contending ideologies in the pre-war Japanese economy

 

Name Ra Youngsoo
College New Hall
Year 2001
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Dr. John Swenson-Wright
Thesis title Change and continuity in corporate governance in Korea

 

Name Sekimori, Gaynor
College Darwin
Year 2000
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title Haguro Shugendo and the separation of Buddha and Kami worship (shinbutsu bunri), 1868-1890

 

Name Cash, Chris
College Wolfson
Year 1999
Degree MPhil
Supervisor Dr. Stephen Large
Thesis title Fujioka Nobukatsu and historical revisionism in contemporary Japan

 

Name Schencking, Charles
College Wolfson
Year 1998
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr. Stephen Large
Thesis title The political emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy in late Meiji and early Taisho Japan, 1893-1921

 

Name Mihalopoulos, Vassilios
College Wolfson
Year 1996
Degree MLitt
Supervisor Dr. Stephen Large
Thesis title The Karayuki-san: modernisation, social administration and the making of overseas Japanese prostitutes

 

Name Liscutin N.
College Pembroke
Year 1996
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr. Mark Morris
Thesis title The social grammar of otherness: Sekkyobushi texts, performers and sociohistorical context

 

Name Weste J.
College Downing
Year 1995
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr. Stephen Large
Thesis title The allocation of expectations: the post-war development of the Japanese military industrial lobby

 

Name Reagan Paul B.
College Corpus Christi
Year 1998
Degree PhD
Supervisor Dr. Stephen Large
Thesis title Humanism in early Taisho Japan: a study of the thought of Abe Jiro

 

Name Rowley G.
College Newnham
Year 1995
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Peter Kornicki
Thesis title Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) and the Tale of Genji

 

Name Pinnington N.
College Downing
Year 1994
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title Strategies of legitimation: an approach to the expository writings of Komparu Zenchiku

 

Name Breen J.
College St John's
Year 1993
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Peter Kornicki
Thesis title Emperor, state and religion in Restoration Japan

 

Name Thornton S.
College St Edmund's
Year 1990
Degree PhD
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title The propaganda traditions of the Yugyo ha: the campaign to establish the Jishu as an independent school of Japanese Buddhism (1300-1700)

 

Name Gerling, R.
College Corpus Christi
Year 1989
Degree MLitt
Supervisor Prof. Richard Bowring
Thesis title Fukuro Soshi and the practice of Waka poetry during the Insei period

 

Name Laurie, H.
College Trinity
Year 1986
Degree MLitt
Thesis title Disenchantment with communism in prewar Japan: an analysis of ideological reversal

 

Name Ishii N.
College Clare Hall
Year 1985
Degree PhD
Thesis title Sekkyo-Bushi: a textual study

 

Name Bowring R.
College Downing
Year 1973
Degree PhD
Thesis title A study of the works of Mori Ogai

 

Name McMullen J.
College St John's
Year 1969
Degree PhD
Thesis title Kumazawa Bunzan: the life and thought of a seventeenth century Confucian

 

Name Skillend W.
College Christ's
Year 1956
Degree PhD
Thesis title The vocabulary of the Manyoosyuu as a basis for the comparison of Japanese with other languages

 

Name Sargent G.
College Christ's
Year 1954
Degree PhD
Thesis title The Nippon Eitai-Gura and Chonin ideology in the seventeenth century

 

Name McEwan J.
College King's
Year 1951
Degree PhD
Thesis title The political writings of Ogyu Sorai

 

Name Ackroyd J.
College Newnham
Year 1951
Degree PhD
Thesis title Arai Hakuseki: being a study of his political career and some of his writings, with special reference to the Hamkampa