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foreign language and history educator

Morris Fraser Low, Australian foreign language and history educator. Recipient Research scholarship Japanese Government, Nagoya, Japan, 1984-1986, Postgraduate Research award Austalian Commonwealth Government, Sydney, 1987-1989; grantee John Treloar Grant-in-aid, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1996. Member Japanese Studies Association of Australia (secretary-treasurer 1989-1991, president, 1995-1997).


Low, Morris Fraser was born on April 30, 1960 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Son of Philip and Eileen (Lee Chin) Low.


Bachelor of Science with Japanese Language, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1983. Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Sydney, Australia, 1993.


Lecturer Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1989-1993, senior lecturer Australia, 1993-1995. Research fellow Australian National University, Canberra, 1995-1998. Senior lecturer University Queensland, since 1998.

Curator art collection Griffith University, Brisbane, 1981-1984, 86. Sakata Archival Library., Nagoya, Japan, 1984-1986. Deputy director Japanese Studies Center, Melbourne, Australia, 1993-1995.

Manager Australia-Japan Research Project Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1997-1998, trustee, Queensland Art Gallery, since 1999.


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  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan, 1999. Editor: Beyond Joseph Needham: Science, Technology and Medicine in East and Southeast Asia, 1999, Science, Technology and Research and Development in Japan, 2001. Co-editor: Japanese Science, Technology and Economic Growth Down Under, 1996, Beyond the Future, 2000.

      Editor Bulletin International Society for History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 1995-1999. Co-editor (monograph series) Working Papers in Japanese Studies, 1991-1995, Papers of Japanese Studies Center, 1993-1995, ASAA East Asia Series, since 1995.


Member Japanese Studies Association of Australia (secretary-treasurer 1989-1991, president, 1995-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art collecting, reading.


Philip Low

Eileen (Lee Chin) Low