Matthew Stavros, PhD

I'm an historian at the University of Sydney and the author of Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital (U Hawaii P, 2014). My research focuses primarily on the material culture of premodern Japan and eastern Asia, with special interest in cities, building, and monuments. I'm current investigating the currency of South and Southeast Asian symbols of kingship in early Japan.

I trained in architectural and urban history at Kyoto University and read history at Princeton University, where I earned a PhD. I teach on all periods of Japanese history and historiography, research methods in Asian Studies, Sino-Japanese diplomatics, and more broadly on the histories and cultures of East Asia and Southeast Asia.

I'm the editor of PMJS: Premodern Japanese Studies.

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Contact:School of Languages and CulturesThe University of Sydney NSW 2006 AUSTRALIAmatthew.stavros@sydney.edu.au

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