Yuchen Qian

Thesis title: Hidden Impressions: British Missionary Photography of China and Japan, 1850 - 1919.


Research Student, University of Tokyo, Japan  (2018-2019)

MLitt., University of Glasgow, Scotland (2016-2017)

BA. (Gakushi), Waseda University, Japan (2012-2016)

Responsibilities & affiliations

The Japanese Society for Aesthetics, Member

The Japan Art History Society, Member

Past project grants

JASSO Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship (2013-2016)
Azusa Ono Memorial Scholarship (2012)
Tuition Waiver Scholarship (2012)

Conference details

'Old, Feminine, and Strange: A Critical Review of the Representation of China and Japan in Chinoiserie, Japonisme, and East Asian Photography.' Cultural History Workshop, University of Cambridge, January 2024. 

Journal articles 

“Another Evangelism: Missionary Visuality as Transcultural Conversations in China and Japan.” Waseda RILAS Journal 9 (2021): 247-263.

“On Authenticity in Photography.” Bulletin of the Graduate Division of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Waseda University 66 (2021): 771-784.


Work Experiences

May 2019.      Assistant Organiser - 39th Conference of The Japanese Association for Semiotic Studies, Japan

2019-2021     Tutor -  Keitei Education Group, Japan

2019-2020     Teaching Assistant - Waseda University, Japan

2017-2018     Trilingual Translator (Japanese-English-Chinese) - Archives Bureau of Inner Mongolia

2017                 Photographic Prints Preservation Assistant - University of Glasgow, Scotland


Linguistic ability

Japanese (N1), English, Mandarin, French