Dr Poch, Daniel Taro
|2006||University of Heidelberg||M.A. in Japanese Studies (Major), Classical Chinese Studies (Minor), and German Philology (Minor)|
|2011||Waseda University||M.A. in Japanese Literature|
|2010||Columbia University||M.Phil. in Japanese Literature|
|2014||Columbia University||Ph.D. in Japanese Literature|
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).
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2020-07-01||Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-track Professoriate Staff (for cumulative research activity over 3-year period): HKU, Faculty of Arts||Research Achievement|
|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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