East Asian texts and cultures

This research cluster unites the School’s scholars who work on the societies and cultures of East Asia through their texts.

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We can be found searching archives, attending film premieres and shows, visiting historical, cultural and mnemonic sites, engaged in interviewing or translation, and exploring the content and the social uses of those texts.

Our interests cover a broad chronological sweep from the sixth century to the twenty-first and are self-consciously polydisciplinary: we share a fascination with the use of oral, written, visual and material artefacts by the nations, peoples and individuals of East Asia to represent themselves and others.

Research keywords

  • Text
  • Culture
  • Representation
  • Interpretation
  • Visual
  • Image
  • Translation
  • Power
  • Media
  • Language
  • Script
  • Archive
  • Writing
  • Popular/Literary
  • Criticism
  • Theory/Method
  • East Asia
  • History
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film
  • Media

Cluster members

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