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Dr Ian Rapley

Dr Ian Rapley

Lecturer in East Asian History

Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

Email:
rapleyi@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4260
Location:
Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU

I am a historian of modern Japan with interests in the intersections between intellectual, culural, and social history.

Research interests

  • Twentieth century Japanese cultural and intellectual history 
  • Transnational movements, especially across Asia 
  • Local history 
  • Language and history

Grants and Awards

  • UK Arts and Humanities Research Council International Placement Scheme (ARHC IPS) fellow at the National Institute for the Humanities' International Japanese Studies Research Centre (日文研), Kyoto, Summer 2015
  • 4th conference on Inter-Asian Connections, Koc University, 2013, funded by the SSRC et al.
  • European Association for Japanese Studies Doctoral Workshop, Tallinn, 2011
  • 4th Workshop on the Encounters of Young Scholars on Asian Studies, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, funded by Hong Kong University
  • Full doctoral grant, UK Arts and Humanities Research Council 2009-2013.
  • Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Scholar, 1999-2001

Presentations and Engagement

  • Japan: A land of Beautiful objects, National Galleries Scotland, lecture in support of exhibition of sculpture by Karla Black and Kishio Suga, January 2017
  • Beyond the glimpse of the unfamiliar: travel and the history of the senses in 19th century Japan, Conference on Tourism and Japan, Kaunas, Lithuania, Winter 2016
  • Vasily Eroshenko and Sino-Japanese Connections’, Beyond the Sinosphere. Modalities of Interwar Globalisation: Internationalism and Indigenizationamong East Asian Marxists, Christians, and Buddhists, 1919-1945, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany (Volkswagen Zeitung), July 2016.
  • The making of a transnational linguistic community, Language, Power and Identity in Asia: Creating and Crossing Language Boundaries, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, March 2016.
  • Reimagining Japan's Position on the World Stage, Japan Society, London, October 2015.
  • Panel coordinator and memeber, Language that Unites – Akita Ujaku and the Making of International Networks, Panel Title: 'Transnational Practice and Modern Japan', 15th EAJS International Conference, University of Ljubljana.
  • A Language for Asia: Transnational Esperanto Networks in pre-1945 Asia, Inter-Asian Connections IV, Social Science Research Council, Koc University, Istanbul, October 2013
  • Imperial Internationalism: Esperanto in 1930s Japan, British Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Nottingham University, September 2013
  • Tohoku Modern: Esperanto in a Rural Setting, Oxford Japan History Workshop, November 2011
  • An Overview of Esperanto in Early Twentieth Century Japan, British Association for Japanese Studies, Oxford, September 2011
  • Conceptualizing Esperanto in Prewar Japan, European Association for Japanese Studies Doctoral Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, August 2011
  • Esperanto in 1920s Japan, 4th Workshop on the Encounters of Young Scholars on Asian Studies, Hong Kong/ Guangzhou, January 2011

You can also find me on academia.edu (http://cardiff.academia.edu/IanRapley) or on Twitter (http://twitter.com/I_Rapley with the usual disclaimers about tweeting in a personal capacity, RTs not being endorsements, etc etc)

Education and qualifications

1999, MMath, Mathematics, University of Oxford 

2009, MPhil, Modern Japanese Studies, University of Oxford 

2013, DPhil, Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, (Green Star Japan: Internationalism and Language in the Japanese Esperanto Movement, 1906-1944), AHRC funded 

2013-14, Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

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Member of: 

  • Association of Asian Studies
  • European Association of Japanese Studies
  • British Association of Asian Studies
  • American Historical Association

Production Editor, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies

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  • 'A Language for Asia: Transnational Esperanto Networks in pre-1945 Asia', Inter-Asian Connections IV, Social Science Research Council, Koc University, Istanbul, October 2013
  • 'Imperial Internationalism: Esperanto in 1930s Japan', British Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Nottingham University, September 2013
  • 'Tohoku Modern: Esperanto in a Rural Setting', Oxford Japan History Workshop, November 2011
  • 'An Overview of Esperanto in Early Twentieth Century Japan', British Association for Japanese Studies, Oxford, September 2011
  • 'Conceptualizing Esperanto in Prewar Japan', European Association for Japanese Studies Doctoral Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, August 2011
  • 'Esperanto in 1920s Japan', 4th Workshop on the Encounters of Young Scholars on Asian Studies, Hong Kong/ Guangzhou, January 2011

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