Dr Poch, Daniel Taro
Daniel specializes in early modern and modern Japanese literature, with a strong focus on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first monograph, forthcoming from Columbia University Press, examines the significance of “human emotion” (ninjō)—a historical term for amorous feeling and erotic desire—in defining the canon of the novel in nineteenth-century Japan. This study seeks to offer a new integrative perspective on the Japanese novel that challenges the disciplinary divide between Edo and Meiji studies and also highlights important continuities with Chinese literary discourse and fiction.
For his second book project, Daniel plans to move to the twentieth century for a more comparative study focusing on Japanese literature through the lens of modernism as a transnational and global literary aesthetic.
Daniel has received research grants from the German National Merit Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, the Canon Foundation in Europe, Japan Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the University Grants Council of Hong Kong (GRF-ECS grant).
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2011-09-01||Lord Ito Shinjo Fellowship: Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange||Others|
|1999-04-01||German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Study Fellowship, awarded for academic excellence and social commitment: German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)||Others|
|2009-09-01||Lord Ito Shinjo Fellowship: Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|09/2013-present||Member||Association for Asian Studies|
|06/2005-present||Member||European Association for Japanese Studies|
|04/2017-present||Member||American Association of Teachers of Japanese|
|Area of Expertise (EN)||Area of Expertise (ZH)|
|Modern and early modern Japanese literature, including the early modern-modern divide|
|Japanese literature in transcultural and comparative perspectives (China-Japan-Europe)|
|History of literary thought and theories of literature in Japan|
|History of feelings, sexuality and gender|
|Genre theory, especially poetry and the emergence of the Japanese novel in the Meiji period|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, French, Japanese, German||英語、法語、日語、德語|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, French, Japanese, German||英文、法文、日文、德文|
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