Japanese studies in the Internet age

Gottlieb, Nanette (2011). Japanese studies in the Internet age. In: Stephen Alomes, Peter Eckersall, Ross Mouer and Alison Tokita, Outside Asia: Japanese and Australian identities and encounters in flux. Japan Relates: Australia, Asia, The World, Broome, WA, Australia, (231-239). 9-13 December 2006.

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Author Gottlieb, Nanette
Title of paper Japanese studies in the Internet age
Conference name Japan Relates: Australia, Asia, The World
Conference location Broome, WA, Australia
Conference dates 9-13 December 2006
Proceedings title Outside Asia: Japanese and Australian identities and encounters in flux
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Japanese Studies Centre
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921775819
Editor Stephen Alomes
Peter Eckersall
Ross Mouer
Alison Tokita
Start page 231
End page 239
Total pages 9
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary One of the most influential factors of the last decade and a half in facilitating the Australia- Japan relationship - in "translating" Japan to Australians, if you like- has been the rapid development and uptake of information technology and the greatly expanded access to information we now enjoy as a result. This paper is therefore in the nature of a reflection on ways in which the Internet has come to play a role in our work as Japanese Studies researchers today, viewed from the standpoint of an Australia-based Australian academic. My basic arguments are simple: that the Internet, despite its entrenched reputation as an agent of globalisation, allows more convenient access to local knowledge than ever before, in the process undermining the notion that area studies are no longer as important as they were once perceived to be; that it rewards and underscores the value of the advanced language proficiency that is the hallmark of the area studies researcher; and that it has become a major support in enhancing and enabling Japanese Studies today by facilitating the task of finding information for all researchers (or at least, all researchers with access to the technology) through advanced search capabilities and online portals. The Internet in Japan has also become the focus of a new subfield of Japanese Studies research.
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Created: Mon, 05 Mar 2012, 14:43:41 EST by Professor Nanette Gottlieb on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures