Dr Borland, Janet Lorraine
Janet Borland is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo, forthcoming with Harvard University Asia Center.
In addition to articles published in leading journals such as Japanese Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Urban History, and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Janet has presented her research at international conferences and invited seminars in the areas of Japanese history, Asian studies, disaster studies, international education, history of childhood, and architectural history. In 2012 she was awarded the Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship for her paper presented at the 65thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Janet has devised courses emanating from her research that use Japan’s seismic past and contemporary leadership in disaster preparedness, as windows for students to experience and learn about Japan’s history, culture, and society. In recognition of her effective and innovative teaching, Janet received a University of Hong Kong 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2017 Arts Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Janet’s research and teaching interests inspired her to partner with Mitsubishi Corporation and create the Young Leaders Tour of Japan. She has made a meaningful contribution to student learning and engagement with local communities in Hong Kong and Japan through this experiential learning course taught in areas devastated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Owing to her research expertise, the Discovery Channel sought her assistance and commentary for the 2016 documentary “Japan: Designed for Recovery,” which secured 2.7 million viewers.
She has begun two new research projects that explore interactions between people and the natural and built environment: one is a history of Sakurajima’s volcanic eruptions, and the second is a cultural, environmental, and social history of the Japanese crane.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-12-01||Outstanding Teaching Award: The University Of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2012-04-01||Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Award for Best Paper: Society of Architectural Historians 65th Annual Meeting in Detroit||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Faculty of Arts, HKU||Teaching Accomplishment|
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