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Wim Boot

Professor emeritus of Japanese, Chinese and Korean Language

Prof.dr. W.J. Boot
+31 71 527 2171

Prof. Willem Boot is emeritus professor. He doesn't have a desk at the university anymore. Please send an email if you want to contact him. The above mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.

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Fields of interest

  • History and intellectual history of premodern Japan
  • Literature and poetics


History of Japanese thought in the Edo Period, with special emphasis on Confucianism



  • 1966-1976: Japanese Studies, Korean Studies and Chinese History at Leiden University and the University of Kyoto
  • 1977-1980: research assistant
  • 1983: Ph.D. at Leiden University


  • 1980-1985: employed in various capacities at the Dept of Japanese and Korean Studies, Leiden University
  • 1985: appointed full professor in The Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea
  • 2001: Guest professor at Kyoto University
  • 2008-2009: Guest professor at Sophia University, Tokyo
  • 2012 (december): retired

Professor emeritus of Japanese, Chinese and Korean Language

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Japan


  • Nederlands Genootschap voor Japanse StudiĆ«n Bestuurslid
  • Nederlands Japanse Vereniging Bestuurslid

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