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Barbara Hartley

University Associate
Japanese, Global Cultures & Languages

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Dr Barbara Hartley is an University Associate in Japanese, Global Cultures & Languages, in the School of Humanities. With a doctorate in Japanese literary studies, she is interested in print and visual representation in twentieth-century Japan and other parts of East Asia. Taking a feminist studies approach, she has written extensively on Japanese women writers and representations of women in Japanese literature. Her more recent work, however, brings this background to the study of representations of the Asian continent – particularly China – in Japanese narrative and print material. This was the topic of her 2015 REGS grant, with a focus on the city of Shanghai.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Barbara worked as a researcher and teacher in universities in Queensland and New Zealand. At University of Central Queensland she was a second language teacher educator and continues to have a strong interest in second language pedagogy. However, having completed doctoral studies in representations of the mother in twentieth century Japanese literature, Barbara re-orientated to a Japanese language and Japanese studies teaching environment at the University of Auckland and focussed her research on issues related to women writers and representations of women in Japanese literature.

In 2008, after re-locating to the University of Tasmania, Barbara was the recipient of a Japan Foundation Fellowship and spent time in Japan researching the writer Takeda Taijun (1912-1976). This project saw an expansion in her research activity to include representations of the Asian continent, particularly China in the context of war and trauma. Barbara has a strong interest in investigating how war and trauma are expressed both in written narrative and visual art and in understanding the strategies used by writers and artists to circumvent the need to suppress trauma in the face of often vicious censorship policies. In short she is interested in understanding the strategies used by writers and artists to represent what is often 'unrepresentable' pain and suffering.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDRepresentations of the Mother in Twentieth-Century Japanese LiteratureUniversity of QueenslandAustralia2003
MA (Qual)The Japanese Post-war PsycheUniversity of QueenslandAustralia1993
BEdSt University of QueenslandAustralia1984
BA University of QueenslandAustralia1978

Languages (other than English)

  • Japanese 
  • Basic Chinese

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • Association of Japanese Literary Studies
  • Asian Studies Association

Other

  • Australia Japan Society

Administrative expertise

Barbara has successfully applied for and managed three research projects relating to Post-graduate Training, Japanese Literature in the Classroom and Technologies of Gender: The Attire of Women in Modern Japan.

Teaching

Japanese narrative and literary expression; Gender and the role of women in Japan and East Asia; Visual art (including film and photography) in Japan and East Asia; Representations of nationalism in Japan and East Asia

Teaching expertise

At the University of Tasmania, Barbara has taught the following undergraduate units:

  • Reading Japanese
  • Japan in the Twenty-first Century
  • Japanese Film
  • Japanese Film and Narrative
  • Costume in Asia

She has also taught into a range of Asian Studies units and had coordination and teaching responsibility for honours course work units and thesis writing projects.

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

  • June, 2013 Invited Speaker at Cultural Studies Symposium, Kanagawa University, Yokohama Japan
  • February, 2015 Invited speaker (in representations of dreams in Japanese literature) Nichibunken (Japan Centre for Cultural Research, Kyoto) to speak at interdisciplinary conference on Dreams
  • October, 2015 Invited speaker at Hosei University, Sapporo, at symposium on emergence of hegemonic ideals of beauty in Meiji Japan

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Expertise

Barbara's main areas of research are:

  • Japanese narrative and literary representation
  • Women in Japan
  • Representations of Women in Narrative in Japan
  • Women's writing in Japan
  • Women in East Asia
  • Japanese visual imagery (including popular culture such as manga and anime)
  • Representations of China and the Asian continent in Japanese narrative writing and visual imagery

She continues to work occasionally in the field of second language acquisition, especially East Asian languages. She is also involved in a number of projects related to representation of the environment in narrative.

Research Themes

Barbara's research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. The focus of her research is the way in which this theme applies to Japan and East Asia. At a time of on-going discussion regarding 'Australia's place in the Asian Century,' her research both on gender in Japan and East Asia and on the way in which residual tensions from the various East Asian wars and conflicts of the twentieth century continue to operate in the present day has special significance.

Currently she is finalising a manuscript of the work a Japanese writer who spend time in China as an imperial Army conscript and the way in which memories of war appear in his narratives. She is expanding this project to look at memories of war and trauma in the work of other writers and visual artists, with an initial focus on the art and narrative city of Shanghai. This work examines representations of the impact of an invasion which led to literally million of deaths, particularly civilian deaths.

Collaboration

Barbara is currently involved in a number collaborative projects. She herself is leading a project on the social significance of women's attire and related technologies in modern Japan involving researchers from Australia and Japan. She is also a member of a project examining images of powerful women in popular Japanese culture led by American academics. She is currently contributing also to a number of miscellaneous publication projects organised by Japanese and American scholars.

Awards

Barbara was a keynote speaker, chosen competitively from early career scholars, at the 2008 Women in Asia Conference held in Brisbane.

Current projects

'Takeda Taijun: Writing China from Japan' – a sole authored monograph on the work of the post-war writer Takeda Taijun with an emphasis on the writer's perception of Japanese war-crime.

'Technologies of Gender: Kimono and Women's Attire in Post-Meiji Japan' – a collaborative project with scholars from Australia and Japan.

Barbara is also editing a collection on the fragmented family in Japan. She is further involved in a project, led by Dr Marieluise Jonas, from RMIT, on reconstruction in the Tohoku area following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Fields of Research

  • Literature in Japanese (470519)
  • Asian cultural studies (470202)
  • Gender relations (440504)
  • Asian history (430301)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy (390108)
  • Gender studies (440599)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Globalisation and culture (470210)
  • Japanese language (470314)
  • International relations (440808)
  • Art history (360102)
  • Art criticism (360101)
  • Consumption and everyday life (470203)
  • Visual cultures (360104)
  • Comparative and transnational literature (470507)
  • Cultural theory (470207)
  • Stylistics and textual analysis (470530)
  • Postcolonial studies (470213)

Research Objectives

  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Understanding Asia's past (130702)
  • Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)
  • Literature (130203)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Communication across languages and culture (130201)
  • Visual communication (130205)
  • Employment patterns and change (230501)
  • International relations (230399)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Citizenship and national identity (230105)
  • Gender and sexualities (230108)

Publications

Barbara has a strong publication list in the fields of both women's writing in Japan and representations of women in Japanese narrative. In this context, she has also been involved in a number of translation projects, including a joint translation of the 1989 novel, Indian Summer (Koharu biyori) by the acclaimed Japanese writer, Kanai Mieko. She is a regular contributor of chapters to collections on Japanese writing and in this capacity has appeared in publications for Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press, and University of Hawaii Press. She also has a strong presence in Routledge collections. She has made contributions to a number of prominent journal special editions, including a 2013 Japan Forum special on the pre-war Japanese women's writing collective, Nyonin geijutsu (Woman's Arts). Barbara's essay in this collection discussed the childhood memories of the collective's principal editor, Hasegawa Shigure (1979-1941). She has also written on Japanese film.

Total publications

54

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
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2016Chapter in BookHartley BT, 'A genealogy of boys love: Girls viewers of the Bishonen body in the pre-war images of Takabatake Kasho', Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan, University of Mississippi Press, K Nagaike, J Welker, M McClelland and K Suganuma (ed), Mississippi USA, pp. 21-41. ISBN 978-1-62846-119-0 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Chapter in BookHartley B, 'Fragile Polyphony: Takeda Taijun's Longing for Asia through the Landscape of Shen Congwen', Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders, Bloomsbury Academic, F Nakamura, M Perkins and O Krischer (ed), UK, pp. 134-149. ISBN 9780857854490 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Chapter in BookHartley Barbara, 'The High Treason Incident, Oishi Seinosuke and the Shingu Group', Japan and the High Treason Incident, Routledge, Masako Gavin and Ben Middleton (ed), Abingdon, pp. 159-171. ISBN 9780415509374 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Conference PublicationHartley BT, 'Takeda Taijun in Shanghai: Recollections of Republican China and Imperial Japan', Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Interarea Panels and Abstracts, Session 22, Foreign Bodies: Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China, March 15-18 2012, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada EJ (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012BookHartley BT, Aoyama T, 'Indian Summer by Kanai Mieko', Cornell University, New York, pp. 149. ISBN 9781933947556 (2012) [Edited Book]

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Journal Article

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2017Hartley B, 'Women in Love and Hate in 1960s Japan: Re-reading Ariyoshi Sawako's The Doctor's Wife', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 40 pp. 1-14. ISSN 1440-9151 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017Hartley BT, 'The Fragmented Family in Modern Japan', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 40 pp. 1-6. ISSN 1440-9151 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Hartley Barbara, 'The space of childhood memories: Hasegawa Shigure and Old Nihonbashi', Japan Forum, 25, (3) pp. 314-330. ISSN 0955-5803 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Hartley Barbara, 'Text and Image in Pre-War Japan: Viewing Takehisa Yumeji through Sata Ineko's 'From the Caramel Factory'', Literature and Aesthetics, 22, (2) pp. 153-173. ISSN 1036-9368 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Hartley B, 'Food and pollution in two films from contemporary Japan', International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (IJAPS), 8, (2) pp. 95-112. ISSN 1823-6243 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2009Hartley BT, 'From the violent to the comic through the power of the text: Nogami Yaeko reading Jane Austen in Japan', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 34, (2) pp. 32 - 48. ISSN 0311-4198 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2008Hartley BT, 'Performing the Nation: Magazine Images of Women and Girls in the Illustrations of Takabatake Kasho, 1925-1937 ', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (16) EJ ISSN 1440-9151 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Hartley BT, 'Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific', (17) pp. 1-99. ISSN 1440-9151 (2008) [Edited Journal]

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2008Hartley BT, 'Trading in Wives in Yang Yi's 'Wan-chan': Crossing the Border of China/Japan ', Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific , (17) EJ ISSN 1440-9151 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Hartley BT, 'Women Workers and Traders and the Globalisation Agenda in the Asian Context', [Editor's Introduction to Special Issue] Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, (17) EJ ISSN 1440-9151 (2008) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2008Hartley BT, 'The subversive girl and national discourse in pre-war Japan: Takeda Taijun's Kizoku no kaidan', Asian Studies Review, 32, (3) pp. 361-374. ISSN 1035-7823 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2006Hartley BT, 'The Waiting Years: Enchi Fumiko and the Subjegated Voice of the Mother', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 32, (2) pp. 24. ISSN 0311-4198 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Hartley BT, 'The Ambivalent Object of Desire in Kawabata Yasunari's Shonen', Asian Studies Review, 30, (2) pp. 123-140. ISSN 1035-7823 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2004Hartley BT, 'Multilingualism and Local-Global Identities: Japanese Language Education in Rural Australia', Education in Rural Australia, 14, (2) pp. 27-38. ISSN 1036-0026 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2000Hartley BT, 'Close Encounters of the Unhomely Kind: Negotiating Identity and Japan Literacy', Japanese Studies, 20, (3) pp. 269-279. ISSN 1037-1397 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Chapman D, Hartley BT, 'Authentic Voices: Insights into a Japanese Education Practicum', Japanese-Language Education around the Globe, 9, (June 1999) pp. 45 - 62. ISSN 0917-2920 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1999Hartley BT, 'The Mother, the Daughter, and the Sexed Body, in Enchi Fumiko's 'Fuyu Momiji'', Love and Sexuality in Japanese Literature, 5, (Summer 1999) pp. 250-263. ISSN 1082-3972 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Book

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2012Hartley BT, Aoyama T, 'Indian Summer by Kanai Mieko', Cornell University, New York, pp. 149. ISBN 9781933947556 (2012) [Edited Book]

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2010Aoyama T, Hartley BT, 'Girl Reading Girl in Japan', Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 256. ISBN 978-0-415-54742-0 (2010) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(24 outputs)
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2018Suganuma K, Otomo R, Hartley B, 'Unsettling nostalgia through irony: cinematic war memory and gender', Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Basin Reconciliation: Wounds, Scars and Healing, Routledge, Y Claremont (ed), London, pp. 183-197. ISBN 9781138055018 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Hartley B, 'Manga, History, and Telling Stories of the Past : Narrative Strategies in Shanao Yoshitsune', Rewriting History in Manga, Palgrave Macmillan, Otmazgin N and Suter R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 111-130. ISBN 978-1-137-55478-9 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Hartley BT, 'A genealogy of boys love: Girls viewers of the Bishonen body in the pre-war images of Takabatake Kasho', Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan, University of Mississippi Press, K Nagaike, J Welker, M McClelland and K Suganuma (ed), Mississippi USA, pp. 21-41. ISBN 978-1-62846-119-0 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Hartley BT, 'Feminism and Japanese literature', Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature, Routledge, R Hutchinson, and D Morton (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138792296 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Hartley B, 'Love and the Translation of Cultural References in Kanai Mieko's Daughters of Rumour', Translation Transnationalism World Literature: Essays in Translation Studies 2010-2014, Edizioni Joker, F Benocci and M Sonzogni (ed), Italy, pp. 133-152. ISBN 9788875362102 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Hartley B, 'Fragile Polyphony: Takeda Taijun's Longing for Asia through the Landscape of Shen Congwen', Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders, Bloomsbury Academic, F Nakamura, M Perkins and O Krischer (ed), UK, pp. 134-149. ISBN 9780857854490 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Hartley Barbara, 'The High Treason Incident, Oishi Seinosuke and the Shingu Group', Japan and the High Treason Incident, Routledge, Masako Gavin and Ben Middleton (ed), Abingdon, pp. 159-171. ISBN 9780415509374 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Hartley B, 'Takeda Taijun in Shanghai: Recollections of Republican China and Imperial Japan', Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China (Chinese Worlds), Routledge, A-M Brady and D Brown (ed), Abingdon, pp. 188-208. ISBN 978-0415-52865-8 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Aoyama T, Hartley BT, 'Introduction', Girl Reading Girl in Japan, Routledge, Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (ed), Abingdon, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-0-415-54742-0 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Aoyama T, Hartley BT, 'The genealogy of hirahira: liminality and the girl by Honda Masuko, translated by Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley', Girl Reading Girl in Japan, Routledge, Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (ed), Abingdon, pp. 19-37. ISBN 978-0-415-54742-0 (2010) [Other Book Chapter]

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2010Aoyama T, Hartley BT, 'The climate of the girl in Yoshimoto Banana: ?!!? by Kawasaki Kenko, translated by Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley', Girl Reading Girl in Japan, Routledge, Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (ed), Abingdon, pp. 50-64. ISBN 978-0-415-54742-0 (2010) [Other Book Chapter]

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2010Hartley BT, 'Volatility and diversity: Shiraki Shizu and the reading girl', Girl Reading Girl in Japan, Routledge, Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (ed), Abingdon, pp. 67-79. ISBN 978-0-415-54742-0 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Hartley BT, 'Ariyoshi Sawako and Sono Ayako: young women writers of the Yakeato generation ', Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War: The Yakeato generation, Routledge, R Rosenbaum and Y Claremont (ed), Abingdon, pp. 110-130. ISBN 978-0-415-57951-3 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Hartley BT, 'Competing Historical Perceptions in Japan's Post-war Narratives', China-Japan Relations in the Twenty-First Century - Creating a Future Past?, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Michael Heazle and Nick Knight (ed), Cheltenham UK, pp. 93-110. ISBN 1847201121 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Aoyama Tomoko, Hartley BT, 'The Narcissistic Woman Writer', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 76-82. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Aoyama Tomoko, Hartley BT, 'On Narcissism. Mishima Yukio. Translation', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 281. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Aoyama Tomoko, Hartley BT, 'Contemporary Women's Literature. Hasegawa Izumi. Translation', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 281. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Aoyama Tomoko, Hartley BT, 'Women, Narcissism, and Okamoto Kanoko. Shibusawa Tatsuhiko', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 281. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Aoyama Tomoko, Hartley BT, 'The Consciousness of the Girl: Freedom and Arrogance. Takahara Eiri. Translation', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 281. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Hartley BT, 'Mizuno Senko 1888-1919', in The Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan, Columbia University Press, Copeland, Rebecca L and Ortabasi, Melek (ed), New York, pp. 311-318. ISBN 0231137753 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Hartley BT, 'Is Fiction Inherently the Realm of Women? Okuno Takeo. Translation', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 66-72. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Hartley BT, 'Confessions of a Women's Literature Convert. Akiyama Shun. Translation', Woman Critiqued, University of Hawaii Press, Rebecca L Copeland (ed), Honolulu, pp. 72-75. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Hartley BT, Aoyama Tomoko, 'For More Than Forty Days', The Modern Murasaki: writing by women of Meiji Japan, Columbia University Press, Rebecca L. Copeland and Melek Ortabasi (ed), New York, pp. 319-338. ISBN 0-231-13775-3 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Hartley BT, 'Just Return for Dedicated Investment: Internatinalisation, Japanese Language Teacher Education, and Student Expectations', Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education, Language Australia Ltd, Liddicoat, AJ, Eisenchlas, S, Trevaskes, S (ed), Melbourne, pp. 53-64. ISBN 1-876768-66-5 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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2006Hartley BT, 'New Times in Modern Japan', Asian Studies Review, 30, (2) pp. 198-199. ISSN 1467-8403 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2001Hartley BT, 'Review of A Tale of False Fortunes by Enchi Fumiko', Japanese Studies, 21, (3) pp. 313-315. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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1999Hartley BT, 'Review of Treacherous Women of Imperial Japan', Pacific Affairs: An International Review of Asia and the Pacific, 72, (3) pp. 442-443. (1999) [Review Single Work]

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1998Hartley BT, 'Review of A Women's Weapon: Spirit Possession in the Tale of Genji ', Pacific Affairs, 71, (2) pp. 263-265. (1998) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

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2021Hartley BT, 'Under Surveillance: The Blighted Body of the Aging Woman', Association for Japanese Literary Studies, November 4-6, 2011, Boston (In Press) [Conference Edited]

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2013Hartley Barbara, 'The city as liminal protagonist in Takeda Taijun's Shanhai no Hotaru (Shanghai Firefly)', Proceedings of the 18th Conference of The Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 8-11 July 2013, Canberra, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9780975032121 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Hartley BT, 'Takeda Taijun in Shanghai: Recollections of Republican China and Imperial Japan', Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Interarea Panels and Abstracts, Session 22, Foreign Bodies: Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China, March 15-18 2012, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada EJ (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Hartley BT, 'Anxious Dreams of Imperial Might in the City of Changchun', ASAA Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century, July 2012, Sydney, pp. 95. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Hartley BT, 'Gender, Sexuality and Generation in Ariyoshi Sawako's Ki no Kawa', ASAA Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century, July 2012, Sydney, pp. 123. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2005Hartley BT, 'The Violated Body as Landscape: Rupture and Mutilation in the Narratives of Kim Sa-ryang and Yi Yang-ji', Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, 22-24 October 2004, University of Washington, Seattle, pp. 203-215. ISSN 1531-5533 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Hartley BT, 'Contesting the nation through a genealogy of girl consciousness', Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 29th June - 2nd July, Australian National University, pp. 1-16. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Barbara's grant success has seen her lead a number of projects related to research pedagogy and also to pure research. She was funded with Australian Research Council Asia and the Pacific Futures Collaborative Research monies to conduct a conference on post-graduate research education. In the same year, 2008, she was the recipient of a Japan Foundation Fellowship that saw her spend much of that year in Sapporo, Japan, attached to the University of Hokkaido.

More recently, Barbara was successfully funded, once again by the Japan Foundation, to conduct a project on the attire of women and the associated technologies of that attire in modern Japan. In 2015, Barbara was one of a team to be funded by the Australia Japan Foundation for a project examining reconstruction in the city of Kesennuma, Fukushima, which sustained serious loss in the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and earthquake. Barbara's involvement in this project relates to her desire to support the women who have been incarcerated in temporary housing since the time of the disaster.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$86,616

Projects

Trauma in narrative and visual images of Japanese in occupied Shanghai (2015)$13,820
Description
This project probes the surface of imagery and identifies literary and artistic strategies used to express the trauma endured.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,820)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT
Year
2015
39th International Japanese Literature Workshop (2015)$2,472
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,472)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT
Year
2015
Technologies of Gender: Shaping Women's Bodies Through Kimono and Costume in Post-Meiji Japan. Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences (2013)$20,382
Description
This project kimono, costume and clothing studies in the wider international context of Japanese studies in order to emphasise the importance of research, particularly in the context of gender, into material items such as kimono.
Funding
Japan Foundation ($20,382)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT; Dodds SM; Cantillon MA
Year
2013
2012: British Association of Japanese Studies Conference, UK (2012)$1,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT
Year
2012
Cultural Typhoon - Tokyo, Japan (2010)$1,720
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,720)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT
Year
2010
Post-graduate and early career researcher research leadership and management workshop (2009)$20,000
Funding
ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network ($20,000)
Scheme
2009 Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop on Leadership and Management in Research on Asia and the Pacific
Administered By
University of Technology, Sydney
Research Team
Hartley B
Year
2009
Excellence and Innovation in Japanese Literary Studies in the Australian University Context (2008)$19,222
Funding
The Japan Foundation ($19,222)
Scheme
Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences
Administered By
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Research Team
Hartley B
Year
2008
Dressing the Nation: Covert Images of Nationalism in Women's Fashion Advertising in Japan, 1925-1937 (2008)$8,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartley BT
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Barbara has supervised a range of thesis topics relating to Japanese cultural expression from doctorate to honours level. A number of her candidates have had no changes thesis reports. Topics she has supervised include: The contestation of devotion to the emperor system in Japanese war diaries; masochism in the writing of post-war and contemporary Japanese women writers and comic artists; and the representation of the silenced subaltern voice in the work of Nakagami Kenji. Projects she is currently supervising include Japanese identity as expressed in the work of selected post-war photographers in Japan and education in colonial Taiwan. Barbara is willing to discuss supervision with any prospective candidates interested in researching narrative and visual imagery in Japan and East Asia (including popular culture imagery such as manga and anime) or matters related to gender, particularly the role of women and girls, and the gender constraints that operate in these societies.

Current

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Completed

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersHateful Selves and Criminal Minds; The Subversion of Gender Norms in the Crime Fiction Work of Japanese Author, Natsuo Kirino2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDLin Hsien-Tang and Resistance and Adaptation in 20th Century Taiwan
Candidate: Pei-Pei Chen
2019
PhDBetween Reality and Representation: Photographic ambiguities of place and identity in Japans postwar modernity
Candidate: Ross Robert Tunney
2017
PhDNakagami Kenji: Paradox and the Representation of the Silenced Voice
Candidate: Machiko Ishikawa
2015
PhDVolunteer Tourism as Development? Assessing the Role of Non-Government Organisations Through Case Studies from Asia
Candidate: Joanne Maree Ingram
2014
PhDMore Than Skin Deep: Masochism in Japanese Women's Writing 1960-2005
Candidate: Emerald Louise King
2012
MastersLolita: Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes
Candidate: Sophia Abigail Staite
2012
PhDThe Diary of Tamura Yoshikazu: Writing under the Gaze of the Kokutai during the Japanese Imperial Army New Guinea Campaign
Candidate: Victoria Lorraine Eaves-Young
2011
PhDPractice Theory, Ancestor Worship, and Ritual: An Alternative Approach to a Cross-cultural Understanding of Chinese Culture
Candidate: William Keith Lakos
2009