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Dr Poch, Daniel Taro

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Dr Poch, Daniel Taro

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2006University of HeidelbergM.A. in Japanese Studies (Major), Classical Chinese Studies (Minor), and German Philology (Minor)
2011Waseda UniversityM.A. in Japanese Literature
2010Columbia UniversityM.Phil. in Japanese Literature
2014Columbia UniversityPh.D. in Japanese Literature
Biography

 

Daniel specializes in early modern and modern Japanese literature. His first monograph, Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel (Columbia University Press, 2020), 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 offers 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.

 

His second book project investigates the intersection of Japanese literature and aesthetic discourse from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries.

 

Daniel has received fellowships and research grants from the German National Merit Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Canon Foundation in Europe, the Japan Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the University Grants Council of Hong Kong (GRF-ECS grant). He is also the recipient of a Faculty of Arts Research Award for Junior Tenure-track Professoriate Staff (2020).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2020-07-01Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-track Professoriate Staff (for cumulative research activity over 3-year period): HKU, Faculty of Arts
Research Achievement
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
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, French, Japanese, German英文、法文、日文、德文
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