Baryon Tensor POSADAS PhD University of Toronto 2010

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Full CV

Baryon Tensor Posadas is an Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining HKUST, he taught at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. He completed his PhD in East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, his MA in Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore, and his BA in English at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. His first monograph, Double Visions, Double Fictions: The Doppelganger in Japanese Film and Literature was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. He is currently working on several future projects, on such topics as Japanese science fiction and empire, animation and posthuman bodies, and techno-orientalism and transnational fan culture.  

Representative Publications


Double Visions, Double Fictions: The Doppelganger in Japanese Film and Literature, University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Journal Articles

“’That Day Does Not Belong to Our Generation’: Komatsu Sakyo’s Affective Futurities.” MDPI Literature 3.1 (Winter 2023): 112-122.

“Hidden Histories, Travelling Time: Science Fiction Translation as Cognitive Estrangement.” Mechademia: Second Arc 14.1 (Fall 2021): 185-200.

“’Confront the Cruelty of the Future’: Coloniality, Ecology, and Futurity in Abe Kōbō’s Inter Ice Age 4.” College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies 48.3 (Summer 2021): 496-516.

“Remaking Yamato, Remaking Japan: Space Battleship Yamato and SF Anime.” Science Fiction Film and Television 7.3 (Fall 2014): 315-342.

“Fantasies of the End of the World: The Politics of Repetition in the Films of Kurosawa Kiyoshi.” positions: asia critique 22.2 (Spring 2014): 429-460.

Book Chapters

"Animated Bodies: Project Itoh and the Afterlives of Techno-orientalism.” In David Roh, Greta Niu, Betsy Huang, Chris Fan, eds. Techno-orientalism Vol. II. Rutgers University Press, 2024. [under review]

“Beyond Techno-orientalism: Virtual Worlds and Identity Tourism in Japanese Cyberpunk.” In Isiah Lavender III, ed. Dis-oriented Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction. University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

“Remediations of ‘Japan’ in number9dream” in Sarah Dillon, ed. David Mitchell: Critical Essays. Canterbury, UK: Gylphi, 2011. 77-103.


Aramaki Yoshio, “The Fiction of Kunst: A Re-reading of Heinlein.” Mechademia: Second Arc 14.1 (Fall 2021): 28-61.

Aramaki Yoshio. The Sacred Era: A Novel. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Hashimoto Yorimitsu. “Towards a Theory of “Artist-Manga”: Manga Self-Consciousness and the Transforming Figure of the Artist.” Mechademia 8 – Tezuka Osamu: Manga Life (2013): 155-171.