Gwyn McClelland

Dr Gwyn McClelland holds a Master of Divinity from the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Japanese history from Monash University. Gwyn was a secondary teacher of Japanese and Geography for some twenty years and while doing his PhD at Monash he taught in Education (Bilingualism and Languages Methodology), History, and the Japanese language. In 2019, he coordinated a modern Chinese history unit at Monash University, ‘The Fall and Rise of Modern China’. Gwyn is the winner of the 2019 John Legge prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, awarded by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). Gwyn has taught at Monash, RMIT, Deakin, and Melbourne Universities and he has participated in recent workshops at Copenhagen University (Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies) and the University of California, Berkeley. His monograph, based on his work interviewing Catholic survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, was published in 2019 by Routledge in Mark Selden’s ‘Asia’s Transformations’ series and is entitled Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives.