Mark Williams


Mark Williams is Vice President for International Academic Exchange at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Until 2017, he was Professor of Japanese Studies and Head of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He took his BA in Japanese studies at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Japanese literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Chair of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Leeds between 2006 and 2011 and President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, from 2007 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, he was seconded to Akita International University, Japan, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs. His published works include Endō Shūsaku: A Literature of Reconciliation; Christianity and Japan: Impacts and Responses (co-edited with John Breen); Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach (co-edited with Rachael Hutchinson); and Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Post-war Japanese Literature and Film (co-edited with David Stahl).

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