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Prof. Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Prof. Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Institute of East Asian Studies

Japanese Studies


Freie Universität Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies
Japanese Studies
postal address: Hittorfstr. 18, D - 14195 Berlin
Office: Fabeckstr. 23-25
Room 0.2011
D - 14195 Berlin
+49 (0)30 838 453856

Head of Section, Classical and Oriental Studies, and Council Member of Academia Europaea (2016-2019)

Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature; Comparative Studies; Sociology of Language; Semiotics of Culture; Methodology and History of Japan Research; Translation Studies, Autobiographical Writing; Lexicography; Discourses of Cultural and National Identity; World Literature; Food and Hospitality Studies. Editor of Japanische Bibliothek (Japanese Library. Insel Publishers, 34 Bände, 1993-2000) and of Iaponia Insula: Studien zu Kultur und Gesellschaft Japans (Iaponia Insula: Studies on Japanese Culture and Society. Iudicium Publishers, 32 vols. to-day).

Independent publications (with illustrations)

Complete list of publications in German, English, and Japanese, current state of February 2023