Janet Borland - Class of 1993

At St Paul’s students develop a lifelong love of learning – no one more so than Janet.

Alongside her role as Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at The University of Hong Kong, Janet is also a successful writer. She was awarded the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities First Book Prize for 2020 and the 2020 Grace Abbott book prize.
“I never imagined that one day I would become a historian of Japan living and working in Hong Kong. Studying Japanese at St Paul’s was undoubtedly the most influential factor that not only defined my career but also my life trajectory,” said Janet.