Rachel Payne

Rachel Payne

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interest includes Japanese theatre history, with an emphasis on Meiji Kabuki, its patronage systems and the socio-political background to its reform movements. Her current research interests include Meiji Noh and the history of Japanese and Western Noh mask collections.

Recent Publications

  • Petrovic M. (2017) Post-communist transition under the umbrella of uneven Europeanisation: East Central Europe, the Baltic states and the Balkans. A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed: 41-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43437-7_3.
  • Ogino M. and Payne R. (2016) Effective Japanese language education advocacy: Connecting the secondary and tertiary learning communities. In Ogino M; Shino P; Nesbitt D (Ed.), Creating new synergies: Approaches to tertiary Japanese programmes in New Zealand: 93-120. Auckland: Massey University Press.
  • Petrovic M. and Klatt M. (2015) The European Union and its post-communist neighbours: EU enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy. In Witzleb N; Arranz AM; Winand P (Ed.), The European Union and Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies and Challenges: 197-215. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783477593.00020.
  • Payne R. (2013) Censorship and patronage in Meiji kabuki theater. In Hutchinson R (Ed.), Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan: 13-35. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Payne R. (2013) Polarising the audience: Meiji kabuki spectators' receptivity to foreign cultural material. In Bouterey S; Ji FY; Lin JH; Liu XH (Ed.), East Meets West: culture, literatures and languages in the global age: 223-249. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group.