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Dr James McMullen FBA

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About this Fellow

Oriental and African Studies East Asia Japan History of a specific country Japan



Current post

  • Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke and St Antony's Colleges, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Fellow, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 1972 - 1989
  • Fellow, Pembroke College University of Oxford, 1989 - 2006
  • University Lecturer in Japanese, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, 1972 - 2006
  • Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke College University of Oxford, 2006


The worship of Confucius in Japan forthcoming

Rulers or fathers: a casuistical problem in early modern Japan Past and Present 1987

Genji Gaiden: the origins of Kumazawa Banzan's commentary on the Tale of Genji 1991

Idealism, protest and the Tale of Genji 1999

Other Africa, Asia and the Middle East Fellows

Professor David Mosse

Historical anthropology of religion, social-political systems and livelihoods, especially with reference to Indian caste inequality and activism, religious pluralism (Hindu and Christian) and common property resources; the anthropology of knowledge, inst

Professor Henrietta Harrison

The social and cultural history of China from the Qing through to the present, especially rural north China, links between transnational and local history, religion, diplomacy and revolution

Professor Gavin Flood

Hindu religious literature in the Middle Ages (post-Gupta period); comparative religion, with particular reference to Hinduism and Christianity; philosophical phenomenology and hermeneutics

Professor Yutaka Yoshida

The philological and historical studies of Sogdian and other Middle Iranian texts unearthed from the area along the ancient Silk Roads