Dr Tamaki Mihic

PhD (Sydney), BA(Hons) (Auckland), BA (Auckland), NAATI (Japanese→English)
Associate Lecturer in Japanese Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

I am a specialist in Comparative Literature, working across contemporary texts in Japanese, English, French and Spanish. My PhD thesis examined the global literary response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, with a focus on how the Japanese national brand and identity have changed after this triple disaster. I am currently revising a book manuscript based on this research. I have taught in a wide range of courses at the University of Sydney at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in Japanese language and culture, Asian Studies, and ICLS. I am also a practicing Japanese translator/proofreader.

Research interests

  • Contemporary Japanese Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Exophonic writing
  • Translation

Teaching and supervision

  • JPNS2621 Japanese 5
  • JPNS2622 Japanese 6
  • JPNS3621 Japanese 7
  • JPNS 3622 Japanese 8
  • JPNS 2620 Love and Death in Japanese Literature
  • ICLS 2622 Great Books of the Twentieth Century

Awards and honours

  • 2016 The Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature
  • 2015 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Fellowship, University of Sydney

In the media

Arai, Yoshifumi. “Inoue Yasushi shô ni Tokita shi: shinsaigo no bungaku sakuhin wo bunseki [Dr. Tokita receives the Inoue Yasushi Award for her analysis of post-earthquake literary works].” Jiji.com, 7 Oct. 2016. Web.

Iijima, Hiroki. “Inoue Yasushi shô ni Shidonî Daigaku kôshi no Tokita san [Dr. Tokita from the University of Sydney receives the Inoue Yasushi Award].” TBS NEWS-i, 8 Oct. 2016. Web.

Wyndham, Susan. “A wave of imagination followed Japan’s meltdown.” Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Apr. 2016: 16. Print.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tokita, T. (2017). 'Do You Accept This Novel?': Takahashi Gen'ichiro's Koisuru genpatsu and the Violence of 'Correct' Language in Post-Fukushima Japan. Japanese Studies, 37(2), 227-245. [More Information]
  • Tokita, T. (2015). Review of The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 39(2), 344-346. [More Information]
  • Tokita, T. (2015). The Post-3/11 Quest for True Kizuna - Shi no Tsubute by Wag�? Ry�?ichi and Kamisama 2011 by Kawakami Hiromi. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 13(6), 1-8.
  • Tokita, T., Wright, E. (2011). Weaving Networks for the International Year of Indigenous communication An interview with David Hern�ndez Palmar and Jason De Santolo. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 5(2).

2017

  • Tokita, T. (2017). 'Do You Accept This Novel?': Takahashi Gen'ichiro's Koisuru genpatsu and the Violence of 'Correct' Language in Post-Fukushima Japan. Japanese Studies, 37(2), 227-245. [More Information]

2015

  • Tokita, T. (2015). Review of The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 39(2), 344-346. [More Information]
  • Tokita, T. (2015). The Post-3/11 Quest for True Kizuna - Shi no Tsubute by Wag�? Ry�?ichi and Kamisama 2011 by Kawakami Hiromi. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 13(6), 1-8.

2011

  • Tokita, T., Wright, E. (2011). Weaving Networks for the International Year of Indigenous communication An interview with David Hern�ndez Palmar and Jason De Santolo. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 5(2).

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