Current demand for information about global issues has given rise to a diversity in views and analyses about Japan, including those from outside the ‘Anglo-West’, as Okano posits in this volume’s introduction. This essay explores intellectual trends in Japanese Studies from the Australian perspective since the 1990s, looking at shifts and trends in the discipline, and what effect they have had on scholarly views of Japan internationally. This essay reassesses Australia’s liminal status in the ‘Anglo-West’/’Asian’ binary, as a marginalised Anglophone academic culture. This allows us to think fruitfully about Eurocentrism as having many manifestations; it is not a monolithic single ideal. This essay draws on experience as Editor for the JSAA publication Japanese Studies, which began as a ‘bulletin’ circulated within Australian borders, transforming to an internationally peer reviewed journal in 1998.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Japanese Studies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Eurocentricism and the Asia-Pacific Region|
|Editors||Kaori Okano, Yoshio Sugimoto|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||Routledge Contemporary Japan Series|