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Professor Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson profile photoContact details

Tel +64 3 479 8884
Email henry.johnson@otago.ac.nz

Academic qualifications and roles at the University

DPhil (Oxford), MMus (London), BA (Hons)(Dartington), LTCL (tchg), LTCL (perf)

  • Programme Coordinator, Performing Arts Studies, 2002 to 2004
  • Head of Music Department, 2006 to 2012
  • Associate Dean International, Division of Humanities, 2014 to Semester 1, 2016
  • Co-Director, Asian Migrations Research theme, 2012 to present
  • Associate Director, Centre for Global Migrations, 2017 to present

Research expertise

  • Asian music diaspora
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Asian studies
  • Performing arts studies
  • Anthropology of music
  • Anthropology of Japan
  • Asian musics
  • Musical instruments and performing arts
  • Japanese musics, musical instruments and performing arts
  • Music in New Zealand

Major Publications

Authored Books

Johnson, H. (2014). The Shakuhachi: Roots and Routes (Leiden: Brill).

Gunji, S., and Johnson, H. (2012). A Dictionary of Traditional Japanese Musical Instruments: From Prehistory to the Edo period (Tokyo: Eideru Kenkyujo).

Johnson, H. (2010). The Shamisen: Tradition and Diversity (Leiden: Brill)

Edited Books

Edmond, J., Johnson, H., and Leckie, J. (eds). (2011). Recentring Asia: Histories, Encounters, Identities (Leiden: Brill).

Prentice, C., Devadas, V., & Johnson, H. (eds). (2010). Cultural Transformations: Perspectives on Translocation in a Global Age (Amsterdam: Rodopi).

Johnson, H., & Jaffe, J. C. (eds). (2008). Performing Japan: Contemporary expressions of cultural identity (Folkestone: Global Oriental).

Johnson, H., Moore, E., and Patterson, R. (eds). (2006). Malaysian stopover: A classroom resource in Music, Art, English and Social Studies (Dunedin: Otago University Press).

Johnson, H., and Moloughney, B. (eds). (2006). Asia in the making of New Zealand (Auckland: Auckland University Press).