Japanese Studies

Monash students chosen by Japanese Government for JENESYS program

Monash students Patrick Ng, Yasmin Poole, Ethan Ward and Connie Zai were amongst 35 students from across Australia selected for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) program in November. Fully sponsored by the Japanese government, JENESYS is a flagship public diplomacy program that hosts young student leaders from around the world each…

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The role of language: interview with Professor Rita Wilson

As part of our Arts Researchers podcast series, we spoke with Professor Rita Wilson on a number of her research projects and how they help inform better policies, settlement services, international governance and social cohesion. We also covered the global research networks, industry partnerships and opportunities for research students in this area at Monash – the only university in Australia that offers a practice-based PhD in Interpreting and Translation.

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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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Monash University Korean Studies Program: two new international appointments

The Korean Studies program at Monash, established in 1988, is one of the fastest growing language and studies programs in the School.  With the retirement of the foundational lecturers in 2015, the School made two international appointments to carry the program in new directions: David Hundt and the esteemed Korean Studies’ scholar and President of the Association of Asian Studies, Professor Laurel Kendall (American Museum of Natural History / Columbia University). 

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The global opportunities with Arts at Monash

Arts/Law (2012) graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both…

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2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCHANGE & STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS!

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are available to full-time university students in Victoria who complete second year academic requirements in a modern language and are approved for an exchange or study abroad program in 2018.

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Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones

You might remember Godzilla demolishing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or Matthew Broderick defeating the monster in New York, but what do you know about Godzilla’s nuclear past? The original Godzilla film tackles the threat of the atomic age and nuclear weapons, it’s about Japan being drawn into war again, and about people living with…

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Research Interview: Japanese Studies’ Jason Jones

Dr Jason Jones, Japanese Studies lecturer at Monash University. Want to know how the Japanese language, wine, Godzilla and video games all tie in to being a researcher at Monash? Jason talks about his research in the sub-genre of wine manga and the Japanese fascination with French wine, as well as giving us a window onto some…

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Rikki Campbell, Master of Applied Linguistics graduate

Applied Linguistics is the study of how language is used and learned, and Monash graduate, Rikki Campbell, has always been fascinated by the possibilities in this field. We caught up with Rikki to talk about her Masters degree experiences, and what led her to exploring the value of exchange program study in language learning, and ultimately to her current…

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Monash students Japan bound next year

A number of Japanese Studies students have been recognised in this year’s JENESYS awards – in fact, Monash had the largest number of students receive the prize.  As recipients of the JENESYS program, Nipuni Perera and Kelsey Mary Tetahe Brennan (both Japanese Studies students) will travel to Japan early next year.  The JENESYS Programme (Japan-East…

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