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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Supervision

  • (2020) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Low, Morris (2020). Conclusion. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 245-251) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_10

  • Low, Morris F. (2020). East and Southeast Asia: A Commentary. Modern Science in National, Transnational, and Global Context. (pp. 626-638) edited by Hugh Richard Slotten, Ronald L. Numbers and David N. Livingstone. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781139044301.034

  • Low, Morris (2020). Introduction: Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 1-10) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_1

  • Low, Morris (2020). Living in Fear: Nuclear Films. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 117-133) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_6

  • Low, Morris (2020). Making Atomic Dreams Real: 1956–1958. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 135-171) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_7

  • Low, Morris (2020). Nuclear Testing in the Pacific: The Lucky Dragon Incident and the Family of Man. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 95-116) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_5

  • Low, Morris (2020). Picturing Hiroshima. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 45-65) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_3

  • Low, Morris (2020). Seeing Reactors at Tōkai-mura, Trade Fairs, Department Stores and in Films: 1957–1971. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 173-194) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_8

  • Low, Morris (2020). Shaping the National Narrative: From Hiroshima to Fukushima and Beyond. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 195-243) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_9

  • Low, Morris (2020). The Beginnings of Atoms for Peace in Japan. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan. (pp. 67-94) edited by Morris Low. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9_4

  • Low, Morris (2019). Atoms for peace in Brussels and Osaka: World’s Fairs and the shaping of Japanese attitudes to nuclear power. World's Fairs in the Cold War: science, technology, and the culture of progress. (pp. 46-54) edited by Arthur P. Molella and Scott Gabriel Knowles. Pittsburgh, PA, United States: University of Pittsburgh Press. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvpbnqjx.7

  • Low, Morris (2019). Japan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Japan in Australia: culture, context and connection. (pp. 81-95) edited by David Chapman and Carol Hayes. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429196485-6

  • Low, Morris (2013). Art, photography and remembering Hiroshima. East Asia beyond the history wars: confronting the ghosts of violence. (pp. 153-163) edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu. 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. Bridging the Technology Gap: Historical Perspectives on Modern Asia. (pp. 1-32) edited by Bae, Youngsoo and Soon Park, Buhm. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Seoul National University Press.

  • Low, Morris (2013). Gender and representation of the war in Tokyo museums. East Asia beyond the history wars: confronting the ghosts of violence. (pp. 107-124) edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu. 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. Japan and the high treason incident. (pp. 184-195) edited by Masako Gavin and Ben Middleton. 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. Physics and politics. Research and research support in twentieth century Germany in international perspective. (pp. 227-250) edited by Trischler, H. and Walker, M.. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

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

  • Low, Morris (2009). Technological culture. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture. (pp. 130-146) edited by Sugimoto, Yoshio. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CCOL9780521880473.008

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

  • Low, Morris (2005). Conclusion. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 197-199) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_8

  • Low, Morris (2005). Corporate Science: Sagane. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 143-168) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_6

  • Low, Morris (2005). Introduction. Building a Modern Japan. (pp. 1-10) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403981110_1

  • Low, M. (2005). Introduction. Building a Modern Japan. (pp. 1-10) edited by M. Low. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Low, Morris (2005). Mobilizing Science in World War II: Yoshio Nishina. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 17-44) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_2

  • Low, Morris (2005). Physicists on the Left: Sakata and Taketani. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 73-103) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_4

  • Low, Morris (2005). Science on the International Stage: Hayakawa. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 169-196) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_7

  • Low, Morris (2005). The Making of the Japanese Physicist. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 1-15) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_1

  • Low, Morris (2005). The Politics of Pure Science: Yukawa and Tomonaga. Science and the Building of a New Japan. (pp. 105-141) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9781403976925_5

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

  • Low, Morris (2003). The Emperor’s Sons Go to War: Competing Masculinities in Modern Japan. Asian Masculinities: The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan. (pp. 81-99) edited by Louie, Kam and Low, Morris. London , U. K.: Curzon Press/RoutledgeCurzon. doi: 10.4324/9780203987933

  • Low, M. (2003). The Japanese colonial eye: Travel, exploration and empire. Photography's other histories. (pp. 100-118) edited by N. Peterson and C. Pinney. Durham: Duke University Press. doi: 10.1215/9780822384717-007

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

  • Beyler , R. H. and Low, M. F. (2002). Science Policy in Post-1945 West Germany and Japan: Between Ideology and Economics. Science and Ideology: A Comparative History. (pp. 97-123) edited by Mark Walker. London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315015002-11

  • Low, M. (2002). Science, Technology and Gender. Science Revolutions. (pp. 180-197) edited by S. Nakayama and H. Yoshioka. Tokyo: Gakuyo Shobo.

  • Low, Morris (2002). The reformatting of Japan for the people. Science, Technology and the New Economy. Japan - Change and Continuity. (pp. 179-191) edited by J. Maswood, J. Graham and H. Miyajima. London: Routledge Curzon. doi: 10.4324/9780203220474

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

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

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

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

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

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

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