Dr Ellen Nakamura
BA(Hons) (ANU), MEd (Tokyo Gakugei), PhD (ANU)
Research | Current
- Social history of Japan, particularly in the Edo period (1600-1868)
- Life courses of men and women
- History of medicine in Japan
My research interests lie in the social history of Japan, particularly in the Edo period (1600-1868). I work epecially on the introduction of Western medicine to nineteenth-century Japan.
Teaching | Current
ASIAN 100 Images of Asia
HISTORY 242 Early Modern Japan 1600-1868
HISTORY 342 Early Modern Japan 1600-1868
JAPANESE 270 Japanese Culture and Society
JAPANESE 370 Japanese Culture and Society
Daniel Wright, "Guides for the Nourishment of Life: Sugita Genpaku and the Yojoron Genre". (MA Asian Studies 2008).
Haiying Hou, "A Reconsideration: Yoshioka Yayoi’s View of Womanhood." (PhD in Japanese, in progress).
Amy Reigle Newland, "Shaping the present, crafting the past: imaging self-narrative in the life and work of Toyohara Kunichika (1835 - 1900)". (PhD Asian Studies 2016).
Areas of expertise
The social history of Japan, particularly in the Edo period (1600-1868); life courses of men and women; biography; the history of medicine in Japan.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Nakamura, E. (2018). Yamawaki Taka's bittersweet memories of Uwajima Castle, 1864-1865. In N. Guo, T. Shogimen (Eds.) Japanese studies down under : History, politics, literature and art, 79-87. Otago, New Zealand: International Research Center for Japanese Studies. Related URL.
- Nakamura, E. (2017). Working the Siebold Network: Kusumoto Ine (1827-1903) and western learning in nineteenth-century Japan. In D. R. Williams (Ed.) Hapa Japan (pp. 69-84). Los Angeles, USA: Ito Center Editions, an imprint of Kaya Press. Related URL.
- Nakamura, E. (2014). From the Netherlands to Japan: Communicating psychiatric practice in the 1830s. History of Psychiatry, 25 (3), 350-363. 10.1177/0957154X14542731
- Nakamura, E. (2013). The Private World of a Meiji-era Japanese Doctor: Ishii Kendō's Diary of 1874. Social History of Medicine, 26 (2), 165-181. 10.1093/shm/hks083
- Jannetta, A., & Nakamura, E. (2012). Translating Medical Knowledge: Japan's First Medical Journal Taisei meii ikō. Historia Scientiarum, 22 (2), 68-87. Related URL.
- Nakamura, E. L. G. (2008). Ogino Ginko's Vision: "The Past and Future of Women Doctors in Japan" (1893). U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, 34, 3-18.
- Nakamura, E. L. G. (2008). Working the Siebold Network: Kusumoto Ine and Western Learning in Nineteenth-Century Japan. Japanese Studies, 28 (2), 197-211. 10.1080/10371390802249172
- Nakamura, E. L. (2005). Practical pursuits: Takano Choei, Takahashi Keisaku, and western medicine in nineteenth-century Japan. Massachusetts, USA: Harvard University Asia Center. Pages: 236. Related URL.
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Thursdays 12-1; Fridays 1.30-2.30
Primary office location
ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 423
18 SYMONDS ST