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Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities
Ph.D. Princeton University
My principal field of research is Japanese literature of the Edo period (1603-1868), with a focus on the history of book publication, circulation and reception. In addition to several translations of early modern Japanese narrative fiction and poetry, I have also published articles on the works of Ueda Akinari (1734-1809), the history of amateur chaban kyōgen performance, and the development of clock-based narrative time in the popular genres of kibyōshi and sharebon (1780-1796). At present, I am writing a monograph on the history of the Daiso lending library, which operated in Nagoya between 1767 and 1899 and rose to status as the largest commercial lender in Japan.
Classes Taught in JACS Program
Spring Odd Years
"Early Modern Japanese Literature"
"East Asian Media Fandom"
Fall Odd Years
"Literature" (Liberal Arts)
"First Year Seminar" (Liberal Arts)
"Print Culture in China and Japan"
"Japanese Media and Popular Culture"
Spring Even Years
"Introduction to Studies of Culture" (Liberal Arts)
"Early Modern Japanese Culture"
"Japanese Picture Scrolls"(MA only)
Fall Even Years
"Comparative Studies of Culture" (Liberal Arts)
"Japanese Visual Culture"
"Classical Japanese Literature"
Nagoya University Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities (2011-present)
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