School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Dr Christopher Harding in radio documentary

Dr Christopher Harding has presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary looking at media representations of Japan. (Published 10 August 2015)

Dr Christopher Harding explores how Western media representations of Japan, from the very first Victorian travellers through to Alan Whicker and Clive James, have revisited the same themes.

Misunderstanding Japan

Often portrayed as workaholics driven by a group mentality, with submissive women and bizarre crazes, Dr Harding asks whether many of these stereotypes have led to the country being misunderstood by people in the West.

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