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Dr Poch, Daniel Taro

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Dr Poch, Daniel Taro

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Assistant Professor

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Poch, D

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2006University of HeidelbergM.A. in Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies and German Literature
2011Waseda UniversityM.A. Japanese Literature
Columbia UniversityMPhil.
2014Columbia UniversityPh.D. in Japanese Literature
Biography

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).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-09-01Lord Ito Shinjo Fellowship: Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange
Others
1999-04-01German 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
2009-09-01Lord Ito Shinjo Fellowship: Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2013-presentMemberAssociation for Asian Studies
06/2005-presentMemberEuropean Association for Japanese Studies
04/2017-presentMemberAmerican Association of Teachers of Japanese
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Area of Expertise:
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 Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, French, Japanese, German英語、法語、日語、德語
German德語
English英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, French, Japanese, German英文、法文、日文、德文
German德文
English英文
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