Victoria completed her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies, majoring in the Japanese language and East Asian Civilizations at the Australian National University in Canberra. After spending nearly ten years living and working in Japan, she returned to Australia where she was involved in high profile tourism training and marketing activities.
After completing a Master’s Degree on the Japanese sengoha (post war) writer Umezaki Haruo, Victoria graduated with a PhD in Japanese Literature from the University of Tasmania in 2011. Her thesis topic was
“The Diary of Tamura Yoshikazu: Writing under the Gaze of the Kokutai during the Imperial Army New Guinea Campaign.”
Victoria’s research specialisation is the study of Japanese soldier war diaries. Her focus is on uncovering a diversity of images of the foot soldiers of Imperial Japan through analysis of their real-time voices. Other areas of research interest are the portrayal of soldiers in war-time and immediate post-war Japanese film, post- war identity of returned Japanese soldiers, war-time and post-war commemoration of soldiers, and the multi-national image of the Japanese soldier.
Victoria has presented at a number of conferences for the International Council of Asian Scholars.
Victoria’s publications include the journal article: 'Preparing a Perfect Place to Die: One Soldier's Engagement with the Requirement for Death under the kokutai', JOSA 44 special issue (2012): 65–96. ('Memorial Diplomacy and the Asia–Pacific War' is the title of the Special Issue)
Publication of a book based on her thesis.
Fields of Research
- Asian cultural studies (470202)
- Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)
Journal Article(1 outputs)
|2012||Eaves-Young V, 'Preparing a Perfect Place To Die: One Soldier's Engagement with the Requirement for Death under the kokutai', Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 44, (Special Issue) pp. 65-96. ISSN 0030-5340 (2012) [Refereed Article]|
|2011||Eaves VL, 'The Diary of Tamura Yoshikazu: Writing under the Gaze of the Kokutai during the Japanese Imperial Army New Guinea Campaign' (2011) [PhD]|