Roy Starrs is a Canadian scholar of Japanese literature and culture who teaches at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He has written critical studies of the major Japanese writers Yasunari Kawabata, Naoya Shiga, Osamu Dazai and Yukio Mishima, and edited books on Asian nationalism (especially ethnic nationalism, religious nationalism and cultural nationalism), globalization, pan-Asianism, Japanese modernism and cultural responses to disaster in Japan. He has also published essays on Japan-related topics such as the Kojiki, Lafcadio Hearn and Japanese calligraphy.
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