It is a great honour to have been asked to give the WG Beasley Memorial Lecture at SOAS on 13 March 2019. The title of my talk is “On the Trail of Shiba Ryotaro and Jane Austen: Novels, Heritage, and Contents Tourism in Japan and the UK”. For further details and information on how to register for the event, please see the SOAS event page.
I have joined the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History as their Senior Editor for Japanese History. This ambitious online project looks to create a large archive of scholarly articles on the key topics in Asian history. I will be involved in commissioning and refereeing the content relating to Japanese history during the period of my tenure.