Japanese Studies (MA) (120EC)
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Prof. dr. R.P.E. Sybesma
Rint Sybesma is a professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. His main research area is the syntax of the Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages of China. View his full profile here.
Prof.dr. I.B. Smits
Ivo Smits is a professor of Arts and Cultures of Japan at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). His research focuses on early medieval classical texts in both classical Japanese and classical Chinese. View his full profile here.
Dr. D. Müller
Doreen Müller is an historian of the visual arts and material culture of Japan. My research addresses the interaction of images and text in the narrative scroll tradition and in printed media in early modern Japan. View her full profile here.
Dr. K. Yoshioka
Keiko Yoshioka is a Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies and Head of the Japanese language programme. She is interested in how the knowledge of learners’ L1 (mother tongue) and L2 (the second, third etc. language(s)) possibly interact in various L2 situations. View her full profile here.
Prof.dr. K.J. Cwiertka
Kasia Cwiertka is a professor of Modern Japan Studies at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Her research interests are Material Culture and Consumption, History and Anthropology of Food, Anthropology of Colonialism and War, Globalisation. View her full profile here.