The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 46 are Corresponding Fellows, and 86 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

Fellows may update their record via an online form available in the Fellows' Area.

Dr Olivier Ansart FAHA
The University of Sydney
Qualifications: BA, MA, PhD (University of Paris VII)
Year Elected to the Academy: 2015
Discipline: Asian Studies
Expertise: History of political and moral ideas in 18th century Japan

Ansart is leading specialist of the pre-modern political theories of three different cultures: Japan, China and the West, particularly the political theories of Japanese Confucian thinkers of the 18th century. He is credited as the most influential intellectual-political historian of early modern Japan in Australia today, and one of the most important global scholars of Ogyū Sorai, the leading philosopher of the Tokugawa period in Japan. Ansart’s research addresses key topics of concern to scholars of Western as well as Asian political thought. Ansart was trained in Chinese studies at the University of Paris. After his doctorate in this field, he joined the French Foreign Affairs Ministry where he worked for 15 years. He was Director of the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo, in the early 90s. He then returned to academic research taking a position in the Faculty of Law of Waseda University in Tokyo. In 2004 he joined the Japanese Studies Department of The University of Sydney, that he currently chairs.
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