Associate Professor Morris Low

Associate Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
m.low@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56543

Overview

Dr Morris Low’s research interests include the history of Japanese science and technology, history of Australia-Japan relations, Japanese visual culture, and issues relating to identity.

His current research projects include: the history of nuclear power in Japan; and the history of Japan’s participation in international expositions and Olympic Games.

He is Editor of the East Asia Series of research monographs published by Routledge for the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

From September 2011 through to the end of 2012, he was Acting Head of the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at UQ. For several years, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science with 1st class Honours, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science with Japanese Language, Griffith University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Low, Morris (2013). Gender and representations of the war in Tokyo museums. In East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence (pp. 107-127) : Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9780203084533

  • Low, Morris (2013). Art, photography and remembering Hiroshima. In Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu (Ed.), East Asia beyond the history wars: confronting the ghosts of violence (pp. 153-163) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203084533

  • Low, Morris (2013). Bridging the technology gap in Japan: technology, culture and identity from the late 19th to the 21st century. In Bae, Youngsoo and Soon Park, Buhm (Ed.), Bridging the Technology Gap: Historical Perspectives on Modern Asia (pp. 1-32) Seoul, Republic of Korea: Seoul National University Press.

  • Low, Morris (2013). Gender and representation of the war in Tokyo museums. In Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu (Ed.), East Asia beyond the history wars: confronting the ghosts of violence (pp. 107-124) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Low, Morris (2013). Science, Christianity and Confucianism in the lives of An Jung-geun, Kotoku Shusui, Osugi Sakae and Lu Xun. In Masako Gavin and Ben Middleton (Ed.), Japan and the high treason incident (pp. 184-195) New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203495940

  • Low, Morris (2010). Physicists as policymakers in postwar Japan: The rise of joint-use university research institutes. In Trischler, H. and Walker, M. (Ed.), Physics and politics. Research and research support in twentieth century Germany in international perspective (pp. 227-250) Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

  • Low, Morris (2010). Promoting scientific and technological change in Tokyo, 1870-1930: Museums, industrial exhibitions, and the city. In Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon and Morris Low (Ed.), Urban Modernity. Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution (pp. 205-254) Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.; London, U.K.: The MIT Press.

  • Low, Morris (2009). Technological culture. In Sugimoto, Yoshio (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture (pp. 130-146) Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

  • Low, M. (2006). Oseania: Nihon kigyo ni okeru gijutsu kakushin to keiei. In A. Kudo, T. Kikkawa and F. D. Hook (Ed.), 現代日本企業 3 グローバル・レビュー (pp. 97-117) Tokyo, Japan: Yuhikaku.

  • Low, M. (2005). Introduction. In M. Low (Ed.), Building a Modern Japan 1st ed. (pp. 1-10) New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Low, Morris (2003). Conclusion. In Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan (pp. 244-247) : RoutledgeCurzon Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.4324/9780203987933

  • Low, M. (2003). Conclusion. In K. Louie and M. Low (Ed.), Asian Masculinities. The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan (pp. 244-247) London: Routledge Curzon.

  • Low, Morris (2003). The Emperor’s Sons Go to War: Competing Masculinities in Modern Japan. In Louie, Kam and Low, Morris (Ed.), Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan (pp. 81-99) London , U. K.: Curzon Press/RoutledgeCurzon.

  • Low, M. (2003). The Japanese colonial eye: Travel, exploration and empire. In N. Peterson and C. Pinney (Ed.), Photography's other histories 1st ed. (pp. 100-118) Durham: Duke University Press.

  • Low, M. (2002). Kagaku gijutsu to jendaa. In Shigeru Nakayama and Hitoshi Yoshioka (Ed.), Kagaku kakumei no genzai shi (pp. 180-197) Tokyo: Gakuyô Shobô.

  • Beyler , R. H. and Low, M. F. (2002). Science Policy in Post-1945 West Germany and Japan: Between Ideology and Economics. In Mark Walker (Ed.), Science and Ideology: A Comparative History (pp. 97-123) London: Routledge.

  • Low, M. (2002). Science, Technology and Gender. In S. Nakayama and H. Yoshioka (Ed.), Science Revolutions 1st ed. (pp. 180-197) Tokyo: Gakuyo Shobo.

  • Low, Morris (2002). The reformatting of Japan for the people. Science, Technology and the New Economy. In J. Maswood, J. Graham and H. Miyajima (Ed.), Japan - Change and Continuity 1st ed. (pp. 179-191) London: Routledge Curzon.

  • Low, Morris (2001). General Introduction. In Low, Morris (Ed.), Science, Technology and R&D in Japan, 3 vols. (pp. 1-17) London: Routledge.

  • Low, M. (2001). Introduction. In M.Low (Ed.), Science, Technology and Research and Development in Japan, Vol 2 (pp. 1-5) London: Routledge.

  • Low, M. (2001). Introduction. In Low, M. (Ed.), Science, Technology and Research and Development in Japan (pp. 1-5) London: Routledge.

  • Low, M. (2001). Physics and society: The development of particle physics in wartime and postwar Japan. In F.Sakata, K. Wu and E-G Zhao (Ed.), Frontiers of Theoretical Physics (pp. 53-58) Singapore: World Scientific.

  • Low, M. (2001). The butterfly and the frigate. In M.Low (Ed.), Science, Technology and Research and Development in Japan, Vol 1 (pp. 19-45) London: Routledge.

  • Low, M. (1999). The architecture of Japanese colonial science: The establishment of the Shanghai Science Institute. In Y.S.Kim and F.Bray (Ed.), Current Perspectives in the History of Science in East Asia (pp. 226-237) Seoul: Seoul National Univ. Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Low, M. (2007) Science and Technology Parks in Sandra Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. (2007) Technology, Transport and Communications in Sandra Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. and Buckley, S. (2002) Information Society in Sandra Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. (2002) Just-In-Time Delivery in S. Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. (2002) Railways in Sandra Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. (2002) Technology in Sandra Buckley (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

  • Low, M. (2001) Domestic Technologies in Sandra Buckley and Low, Morris (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. London: Routledge

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision