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Jeffrey Newmark

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information


East Asian Languages and Cultures


  • Asia
  • East Asia
  • English
  • Film / TV
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Language / Linguistics
  • Theatre / Music
  • Philosophy / Ethics
  • Religion

Areas of Expertise:

  • East Asian Intellectual History
  • East Asian Social History
  • Japanese History
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Religions
  • Public Sphere

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Japanese

Available To:

  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Jeffrey Newmark earned his PhD in Asian Studies, with a major in Thought of the Tokugawa Period, from the University of British Columbia in 2009. He has lived in Japan off and on for five years: three years in Hokkaido while on the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme and two years in Kyoto as a Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology research fellow.

Newmark initially came to Manitoba to teach a summer sessional at the University of Manitoba, and soon thereafter began teaching at The University of Winnipeg. He is currently working on revising his dissertation into a manuscript while also researching Japanese intellectual diplomacy in the late 1600s.

Media and Research Expert