Dr Borland, Janet Lorraine
Janet Borland is Assistant Professor and Director of the Japanese Studies Programme.
Her research explores how children, schools, and education became a focus of preparedness and resilience in Tokyo following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. She is currently completing her book manuscript, Earthquake Children.
Janet first travelled to Japan in 1994 where she spent a year living with host families and attending Ashiya Minami High School in Kobe. Her experience as an exchange student shaped her career trajectory in many unexpected ways, but it was living through the 1995 Hanshin Awaji Earthquake that had the greatest impact. In 1998 she returned to study at Kyoto University and also became a dedicated student of the martial art form iaido.
In addition to articles published in Japanese Studies and Modern Asian Studies, Janet has presented her research at a range of international conferences and workshops in the fields of Japanese history, Asian studies, disaster studies, international education, history of childhood, and architectural history. In 2012 she was awarded the Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Annual Meeting Fellowship at the Society of Architectural Historians 65th Annual Meeting in Detroit.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-12-01||Outstanding Teaching Award: The University Of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2012-04-01||Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Award for Best Paper: Society of Architectural Historians 65th Annual Meeting in Detroit||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Faculty of Arts, HKU||Teaching Accomplishment|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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