Professor of Japanese
Modern Languages and Classics
I received my Ph.D. in modern Japanese literature from The Ohio State University.
My research interests are politics and art in Japanese literature, comparative study of modern Japanese and Chinese literature, Japanese pedagogy, kanji/Chinese characters.
I was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2013 by Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association.
“Peking Opera The Orphan of Zhao and Beyond: A Study of the Chinese Ideal of Loyalty.” International Comparative Literature. VOL.3 NO.4 (2020): 605– 635.
“China after Japan’s ‘Dawn to the West’: Modern Japanese Literature through the Eyes of a Chinese Scholar.” In International Comparative Literature VOL.2 NO.4 (2019): 633– 657.
“The Ongoing Case of Characters and the Idiographic Myth” in Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 47, No. 3 (October, 2012). Pp. 151-171.
“The Politics of Canon Formation and Writing Style” in The Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies: Politics, Language, Textuality. Edited by Michael K. Bourdaghs. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2010. Pp. 221-243.
“Reception of Chūshingura in China：A Chinese Version of Nihonjinron.” Journal of Japanese Studies [Ri ben xue yan jiu] 19 (2009). Pp. 245-258. (In Chinese)
“From War Responsibility to the Red Purge: Politics, Shingeki, and the Case of Kubo Sakae” in Rising from the Flames: The Rebirth of Theater during the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952. Edited by Samuel L. Leiter. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009. Pp. 279-315.
“Chūshingura and Beyond: A Study of the Japanese Ideal of Loyalty.” Text & Presentation 2006: The Comparative Drama Conference Series. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2007. Pp. 194-207.
“Reflections Of and On the Times: Morimoto Kaoru’s A Woman’s Life.” In Modern Japanese Drama. Edited by David Jortner, Keiko Iwai McDonald, and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Lanham MD: Lexington Press, 2006. 240-265.
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