Associate Professor David Chapman

Associate Professor

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
david.chapman@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56390

Overview

David Chapman is Associate Professor and Reader in Japanese Studies at The School of Languages and Cultures, St Lucia campus, UQ. David’s research interests include the cultural and social history of the marginalized in Japanese society, human rights in Japan and Asia, citizenship and national identity in Japan and surveillance and the law in Japan.

Research Interests

  • Cultural and social history of Japan
  • Citizenship and national identity of Japan
  • The marginalised in Japanese society
  • Human rights in Japan
  • Surveillance and the law in Japan

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Teaching, Brisbane College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Education, Deakin University
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This is an ongoing interest in how people are identified legally, socially and bureaucratically in Japan. Most recently I have been exploring the role and importance of the Family Registration (the koseki 戸籍) in these processes. This research includes historical as well as contemporary contexts and in recent years I have been investigating the My Number (マイナンバー) system introduced in 2015 and the increased attention to unregistered people in Japan (無戸籍者). If you are interested in this area of research please contact me or the School.

  • Any aspect of nationalism and Japan.

  • Any aspect of Japanese history.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Chapman, David (2016). Identifying and defining self in a changing Japan. In Stephen Robert Nagy (Ed.), Japan's demographic revival: rethinking migration, identity and sociocultural norms (pp. 63-80) Singapore: World Scientific Publishers.

  • Chapman, David (2014). Managing "strangers" and "undecidables": population registration in Meiji Japan. In David Chapman and Karl Jakob Krogness (Ed.), Japan's household registration system and citizenship: koseki, identification, documentation and citizenship (pp. 93-110) Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315889757

  • Chapman, David and Krogness, Karl Jakob (2014). The koseki. In David Chapman and Karl Jakob Krogness (Ed.), Japan's household registration system and citizenship: koseki, identification, documentation and citizenship (pp. 1-12) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315889757

  • Chapman, David (2013). Discourses of multicultural coexistence (tabunka kyosei) and the 'old-comer' Korean residents of Japan. In Richard Siddle (Ed.), Critical Readings on Ethnic Minorities and Multiculturalism in Japan (pp. 479-498) Leiden, Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill.

  • Chapman, David (2013). Korean residents movement in Japan. In David A. Snow and Donatella della Porta (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements (pp. 1-2) Hoboken NJ United States: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9780470674871.wbespm321

  • Chapman, David (2013). No More 'Aliens': Managing the familiar with the unfamiliar in Japan. In Richard Siddle (Ed.), Critical readings on ethnic minorities and multiculturalism in Japan (pp. 813-829) Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

  • Chapman, David and Long, Daniel (2012). English is my home: citizenship, language and identity in the Ogasawara Islands. In Nanette Gottlieb (Ed.), Language and Citizenship in Japan (pp. 175-192) New York, NY, USA: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203144442

  • Chapman, David (2012). Identifying the periphery: Challenging citizenship, nationality and identity on the Ogasawara Islands. In Caroline Pluss and Kwok-bun Chan (Ed.), Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia (pp. 193-211) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science + Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2966-7_10

  • Weiner, Michael and Chapman, David (2009). Zainichi Koreans in history and memory. In Weiner, Michael (Ed.), Japan's Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity 2nd ed. (pp. 162-187) Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Chapman, David (2007). Zainichi Korean identity and ethnicity: introduction. In David Chapman (Ed.), Zainichi Korean identity and ethnicity () Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This is an ongoing interest in how people are identified legally, socially and bureaucratically in Japan. Most recently I have been exploring the role and importance of the Family Registration (the koseki 戸籍) in these processes. This research includes historical as well as contemporary contexts and in recent years I have been investigating the My Number (マイナンバー) system introduced in 2015 and the increased attention to unregistered people in Japan (無戸籍者). If you are interested in this area of research please contact me or the School.

  • Any aspect of nationalism and Japan.

  • Any aspect of Japanese history.