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Univ.-Prof. (i. R.) Dr. Michiko Mae

Professor , Philosophische Fakultät / Modernes Japan, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Until 2016 C4-Professorship in Modern Japan I (Cultural Studies)/ Faculty of Philosophy, University of Duesseldorf. Research Fellow (JSPS) at the University of Tôkyô (2000), Ochanomizu University, Tôkyô (2004).. Guest Professor, Keiô-University, Tôkyô (2004). Guest Professor, Ochanomizu University, Tôkyô (2004). Since 1999 Managing Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies . Pro-rector of the Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf (1995-2001). Since 1993 Modern Japanese Studies Professor of the Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf. Guest Lecturer at the University of Vienna (1992-1993). Academic staff at the Japanese Studies Centre of the Phillips-University, Marburg (1989-1993).

Focus of Work

Cultural and social studies related research on Japan with emphasis on: Research on foreignness related to interculturalism and cultural studies, the cultural identity question and concepts of subjectivity in the process of Japanese modernisation as well as comparative Gender Studies related to Germany and Japan

Publications (selection)

Websitelink to my Publications


culture, Japan, gender studies, women's movements, civil society, culture studies, modern Japan, gender studies, interculturality and transculturality, women's movements


Languages and Cultural Studies, Art and Design