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Dr Penny Shino BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm



  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Auckland (1979)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - University of Auckland (1983)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2006)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Classical Japanese literature; medieval waka poetry; medieval travel diaries; poetry and prose of Shōtetsu;Kitayama and Higashiyama culture and society  

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Asian Cultural Studies (200202): Consumption and Everyday Life (200203): Cultural Studies (200200): Japanese Language (200312): Language Studies (200300): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Literature in Japanese (200518):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Asian Society (169903)

Teaching and Supervision

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Jane Kehrwald - Doctor of Philosophy
    Towards An Understanding of Language Learner Development and Learners' Self-Concepts: An Exploratory Practice Approach

Media and Links


  • 14 Mar 2014 - Online
    Japanese language teachers focus on can-do kanji
    Item on Massey News website on the formation of the Japanese Studies advocacy organisation Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 11 Apr 2013 - Newspaper
    High-flying win wth Japanese
    Quoted in article in Nelson Mail on student's Ambassador's prize
  • 03 Feb 2014 - Newspaper
    Dotcom album cover 'inappropriate'
    P.Shino quoted in Manawatu Standard article
  • 02 Apr 2014 - Newspaper
    Manawatu Standard, on P. Shino's Dotcom comments