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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Japan Forum

For a Special Issue on
The Decolonisation of Japanese Studies

Abstract deadline
20 July 2022

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Hannah Osborne, University of East Anglia
[email protected]

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The Decolonisation of Japanese Studies

Editors at Japan Forum are inviting articles for a Special Issue on the decolonisation of Japanese Studies. We welcome papers from any field of study, including (but not exclusively) history, literature, film and anime, international relations, art and heritage, tourism, and the social sciences, as well as projects which are interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, that draw on multi-lingual sources and/or diverse methodologies.

What does decolonisation mean in the context of Japanese Studies? How can we begin to untangle the colonial and neo-colonial ambitions of the West and Japan and their effect on each other? What are the implications, when we begin to do so, on our renewed understanding of Japanese history, politics, society and culture? What are some of the ways in which the formation of Japanese Studies, as an academic subject, has contributed to the perpetuation of colonial and neo-colonial power relations and how might we find ways to counteract them?

In asking these key questions we hope to initiate a discussion which will reshape our knowledge of Japan, and the way in which we continue to contribute to that knowledge.

Submission Instructions

Please send an abstract of 250 words to [email protected] by no later than 20th July 2022. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to submit their full article via the journal's online submission system.

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