1/10/07 → 6/07/12
After living and working in Hong Kong for one year, Chris returned to the UK in 2000 to complete a BA (hons) in Japanese language and contemporary society with education studies at Oxford Brookes. One year of his degree was spent at Kita Kyushu University as a language student. On completion of his first degree in 2004 he returned to work in Japan as a teacher and translator, and passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1. In 2006 he again returned to the UK to complete an Msc (distinction) in International Relations at Royal Holloway. He received a college scholarship in 2007 to begin work on his PhD thesis at Royal Holloway, supervised by Ben O'Loughlin, which focuses on maintenance and contestation of the nation in post-bubble Japan. Today Chris is a Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His profile can be found here.