M.A., UBC, 2016. (Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture)
D.A.I.S., Univ. of Toronto, 2009. (Archives and Record Management)
M.L.S., SCSU, 2003. (Library and Information Science)
Saeko Suzuki is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in literature, publishing and print culture in early modern Japan under the guidance of Dr. Joshua S. Mostow. Her doctoral project is funded by a SSHRC award and examines the publishing system of illustrated encyclopedias for women between the 18th to 19th centuries in Japan. Her research interests include the construction of gender in the early modern communications circuit, paratext, literary consumption, materiality, media and production, technology and literature, Bibliographical methodology, and computer-based data analysis.
Her interests in the area stem, in part, from her experiences as a professional for Japanese rare materials at Yale University and the University of Washington Libraries and as a metadata specialist in the publishing industry in North America.
These professional experiences in Digital Humanities provided her with a deep comprehension and knowledge of the field that she now carries into her study and works as a research assistant. They’ve also developed her passion for innovative approaches to literary research and teaching in today’s complex media environments.
Suzuki, Saeko. “Jirei hōkoku: hokubei no daigaku ni okeru Nihon kotenseki no denshikajigyō 事例報告: 北米の大学における日本古典籍の電子化事業 = Case Studies: Digitization of Japanese Pre-Modern Materials in Academic Libraries in North America.” Current Awareness 326 (December 2015): 2–5.
Suzuki, Saeko. “Hokubei ni okeru Nihon no kosho kenkyū 北米における日本の古書研究.” Nippon Kosho Tsushin 77: 7 – (July 2012 –). Tokyo: Nippon Kosho Tsushinsha.
Mostow, Joshua. “‘Ise monogatari’ chūsei chūshakusho ni okeru ‘Genji monogatari’ no sanshō 『伊勢物語』中世注釈書における『源氏物語』の参照.” Translated by Saeko Suzuki. Bulletin of The National Institute of Japanese Literature: Japanese Literature 45 (March 2019): 25–50.
Hashizume, T. William and Saeko Suzuki, comps., and trans. Directory of Japanese Residing in Canada, 1929. Toronto: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Heritage Committee, 2009.
– “Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan.” University of Washington Libraries. May 1–June 5, 2014.
– “Books-Survival and Revival: Kasumi Naomi’s Book Art and UW Japanese Rare Book Collection.” University of Washington Libraries. January 3–September 17, 2011.
The Bibliographical Society of America Peck-Stacpoole Fellowship, 2022.
Universities Canada Tanaka Fund to Support Promising Junior Scholars, 2019.
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Doctoral Scholarship, 2017–2020.
Digital Humanities projects at UBC
A Literary Journey to Yoshino: Cultures of Travel in Early Modern Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Chrsitina Laffin)
Sex and Migration in the Transpacific Underground (1860-1923): Japanese Primary Sources in Translation (Co-creator: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu)
Exploring Premodern Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Chrsitina Laffin)
One Hundred Poets | 百人一首 – UBC Library Open Collections (Supervisor: Dr. Joshua S. Mostow)