From Ise to the World in a Time of Pandemic

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Yuliya Grikun
Mária Kubincová
Sau Man Luk
Anastasia Petrova
David Rands
Elham Saberi
Kaitlyn Ugoretz


A collection of essays on COVID-19 by scholars from around the world who shared a common experience in Japan in the early stages of the pandemic, and then communicated from their respective countries as the disease spread around the world. Written in multiple styles and with diverse perspectives, these essays provide insight into the similarities and differences, and the equalizing and dis-equalizing aspects of the world’s response to the pandemic.

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The Great Dis-Equalizer: the Covid-19 Crisis Special Issue (Essays)
Author Biographies

Yuliya Grikun, Kyiv National Linguistic University

Yuliya Grikun is currently a senior lecturer of Japanese at the Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Mária Kubincová, University of Turku

Mária Kubincová is a Master's degree student in East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.

Sau Man Luk, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sau Man Luk graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Japanese Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020.

Anastasia Petrova, Russian Academy of Sciences

Anastasia Petrova is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Elham Saberi, Hiroshima University

Elham Saberi is a MEXT Scholar and doctoral researcher of Evaluation and Education at Hiroshima University in Hiroshima, Japan.

Kaitlyn Ugoretz, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kaitlyn Ugoretz is a PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.