D.P. (Daan) Kok
- PhD student
- Japanese Studies
|Telephone number:||+31 (0)71 527 2727|
|Faculty / Department:||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS Japan|
My main field of interest is Japanese art and literature of the Edo period (1600-1868). More specifically, I focus on privately commissioned poetry prints (surimono) and kyōka poetry books. In my research, I explore the literary and cultural qualities of these materials, as well as the social networks of the poetry circles that issued these publications. Text-image relation is a recurring theme in my research.
Visualizing the Classics: Reading Surimono as cultural and social history
Supervisors: Matthi Forrer and Ivo Smits
Languages and cultures of Japan, Leiden University (1998-2003)
Japanese language and culture, Hogeschool Maastricht (1996-1998)
- Free-lance adviser on Japanese art (2010- )
- Curator of the Japanese, Chinese and Korean collections, Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels (2008-2010)
- Junior researcher, Centre for Non-Western Studies (CNWS), Leiden University (2004-2008)
- The history of Japan to 1868 (BA1 course, 2011)
- Books for learning and for laughing: The information revolution of early modern Japan (BA3 course, 2010, 2011)
- Printed matter for people with taste: Surimono and Kyôkabon (‘doctoraal’ course, taught together with Prof.dr Matthi Forrer, 2005)
Kok, D.P. (2010)
Thinking back to the time of Master Sleepyhead: portraits of kyōka poets. Andon, Bulletin of the Society for Japanese Arts (89), pp. 66-72.
Kok, D.P. (2008)
Twenty-four Generals for the Katsushika Circle: Gakutei's Pictorialization of Japanese Military History. In: Carpenter, J.T. (Ed.), Reading Surimono: The Interplay of Text and Image in Japanese Prints, pp. 108-121. Leiden: Museum Rietberg Zürich in association with Hotei Publishing.
(Part of book or chapter of book)
Kok, D.P. (2005)
Keisai Eisen and his landscapes with Dutch letter borders. Andon, Bulletin of the Society for Japanese Arts (79), pp. 22-32.
Diverse Musea en Kunsthandelaren:
zelfstandig adviseur Japanse Kunst