Programs & Projects Japan Forum Archive 2000 - 2010
Herbert Bix, "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan"
Mayumi Tsunetada (Kogakkan U.), "Gion Matsuri ni okeru Chugoku bunka no juyo" (in Japanese)
Robert Ramsey (U. of Maryland), "The Japanese Language and the Making of Tradition"
Nina Cornyetz (New York U.), "Abe Kobo on Colonial Politics, Ethics and the Desert: A Preface to'Woman in the Dunes'"
Nancy Sato (independent scholar and consultant ), "Community Building in Japanese Elementary Schools: Visions of What Can Be, Celebration of What We Do"
Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis (Boston U.), "Japanese Mandalas: Realms of Enlightenment"
Jeffrey Mass (Stanford U.) "Men, Women and the Law in Medieval Japan"
Shigehisa Kuriyama ( International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)), "Money and the Body in Edo Japan"
Charles Horioka ( Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka U.), "How Are Families Faring? Household Consumption and Saving Behavior in Recessionary Japan"
Hideaki Matsuoka (UC Berkeley), "The Church of World Messianity in Brazil"
Andrew Horvat (writer, language researcher)"Japanese Beyond Words"
Liang Pan (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Analyzing the Historical Background of Japanese Cooperation with Postwar International Cultural Organizations: The Case of the UNESCO Movement During the Occupation Era"
Sumiko Otsubo (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Eugenics, Immigration, and the League of Nations: International Health Politics Between Japan and Brazil in the 1920s and 1930s"
Masaharu Imai (Tsukuba U.), "The Holy Renunciant Ippen: A Nenbutsu Monk of the Kamakura Period" (in Japanese)
Stephen Vlastos (U. of Iowa), "Framing the Revolutionary Right in Prewar Japan: Frame Analysis and the May 15th, 1932 Incident"
Gerald Figal (U. of Delaware), "Walking the Talk: Peace (Dis)Courses on Okinawa"
Fumio Tamamuro (Meiji U.), "Gendai shakai ni okeru bukkyo jiin to danka" (in Japanese)
Sheila Smith (Boston U.), "U.S. Bases on Okinawa: The Social Consequences"
Naoki Kamimura (Hiroshima City U.), "Japanese Civil Society, Local Government, and U.S.-Japan Security Relations in the 1990s: U.S. Bases in Okinawa, Nuclear Ship Visits, and Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives"
Yuzo Mizoguchi (Daito Bunka U.), "A New Perspective on Modern China" (in Japanese)
Merry White (Boston U.), "Yearning for Italy, Confirming Japan: New Tourisms as Identity Projects"
Rachel DiNitto (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow) "Taisho = 1980? Rereading Uchida Hyakken Through Suzuki Seijun's Cinematic Lens"
Joanne Bernardi (U. of Rochester), "Food Bytes: Chowing Down in Japanese Cinema"
Susan Napier (U. of Texas), "Through a Glass Darkly: Anime as Culture and Subculture"
Brian Ruppert (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Buddha Relics in Early Medieval Japanese Society"
Franziska Seraphim (Duke U.) "Negotiating the Postwar: Politics and War Memory in Japan, 1945-1995"
Okpyo Moon (Academy of Korean Studies ("The 'Vertical Model' Challenged: Dynamics of Voluntary Associations in Japan"
Paul Anderer (Columbia U.), "'Modern Japan' and its Discontents: Film, Fiction, and Criticism Before and After the Earthquake of 1923"
Olof Lidin (U. of Copenhagen, Emeritus), "Ogyu Sorai's Life and Philosophy in Simple Terms"
Yumiko Tanaka (Japan International Cooperation Agency), "Japan's Development Policy in Action: Reconceptualizing Women's Participation"
David Howell (Princeton U.) "Status and Livelihood in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
Thomas Lamarre (McGill U.), "Heian Calligraphy and the Construction of Heian Court Culture"
Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (U. of Michigan), "'Genji is I:' Producing the Communal Subject in Medieval Poetic Pedagogy"
Michael Auslin (Yale U.), "Negotiating With Imperialism: Japan and the Unequal Treaties, 1858-1872"
Gavan McCormack (Australian National U.), "Comparative Genocide Theory and Twentieth Century Japan"
Masayoshi Shibatani (Kobe U.), "A New Look at the Grammar of Causation"
Yanjun Yin (Nankai University), "The 1952 Peace Negotiations as the Starting Point of Postwar Sino-Japanese Relations" (in Japanese)
Donald Keene (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University), "Emperor Meiji and the Incident at Otsu"
Masato Kimura (Shibusawa Foundation), "How Japanese Business Returned to the World Community After World War II"
Tosh Minohara (Kobe U.), "Diplomatic Blunder or Casualty of Politics? The Truth Behind the 1924'Japanese Exclusion Act' and its 'Grave Consequences' Upon U.S.-Japan Relations"
Donald Richie (film scholar and writer), "Interpretations of Japan"
Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden U.), "Munching on Modernity: Popularizing a Military Diet in Wartime and Postwar Japan"
Karen Wigen (Duke U.), "Moving Mountains: Creating the Modern Japanese Alps"
De-min Tao (Kansai University), "The Japanese Responses to the May Fourth Literary Revolution: Aoki Masaru, Nishimura Tenshu, and the Kyoto School of Sinology"
Loren Siebert (U. of Akron), "Creating a GIS (Geographic Information System) Spatial History of Tokyo"
William Tyler (Ohio State U.), "Modanizumu in Japanese Prose"
Ian Condry (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Japanese Hip-Hop and the Power of Global Pop Culture"
Melanie Trede (New York U. Institute of Fine Arts), "Noble Pursuits: Ashikaga Yoshinori's Patronage of Hachiman Cult Painting"
Stefania Burk (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Reading Anthologies and 'Righting History:' Japan's Imperial Anthologies of Poetry"
Darryl Flaherty (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Association, Power and Politics: Lawyers' Groups in Modern Japan"
Royall Tyler (Harvard U. and Professor Emeritus, Australian National U.), "The Hidden Fires of The Tale of Genji"
Emanuel Pastreich (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Twisted Perspectives on Lands and Languages: Using the Foreign Vernacular to Transform the Pleasure Quarters in Eighteenth-Century Japan"
Robert Eskildsen (Smith College), "Leading the Natives to Civilization: The Colonial Dimension of the Taiwan Expedition"
James Dorsey (Dartmouth College), "Encounter with the Materiality of the Modern: The Case of Kobayashi Hideo"
Bert Winther-Tamaki (UC Irvine), "Art-World Nationalism: Painters and Critics in Postwar Japan"
Naomi Fukumori (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Sei Shonagon's 'Makura no Soshi' (The Pillow Book) and the Poetics of Amusement"
Nobukuni Koyasu (Osaka University, Professor Emeritus), "Oinaru tasha: kindai Nihon no Chugokuzo" (The Significant Other: The Japanese View of China (in Japanese with English interpretation)
Mark Jones (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "The Self-Made Woman in Early Twentieth-Century Japan"
E. Taylor Atkins (Northern Illinois U.), "Jazz as Agent of Globalization: The View from Interwar Japan"
Joan Piggott (Cornell U.), "The New Monkey Music: Marriage and Gender Relations in Genji's Age"
William Tsutsui (U. of Kansas), "Landscapes in the Dark Valley: Toward an Environmental History of Postwar Japan"
Koichi Miyata (Soka University), "The Possibility of Religion in a Pro-Scientific Society"
Tosh Minohara (Kobe U.) "A New Look at the Road to Pearl Harbor: Japanese Decoding/Deciphering Operations and the Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations"
R. Kenji Tierney (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Wrestling with Tradition: Sumo in Japanese Culture and Society"
Genichiro Takahashi (Author and Critic) "Contemporary Culture and Fiction in Japan" (in Japanese)
Cecil Uyehara (Uyehara International Consultants), "U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Agreement: A Drama in Five Acts"
Gene Phillips (U. of Wisconsin at Madison), "Saving the Elite: The Jofukuji Version of the Ten Kings"
Shigekazu Kondo (Historiographical Institute, U. of Tokyo), "The Law of the Land in Early Medieval Japan"
Shunsho Manabe (Hosen Gakuen College andVisiting Fellow of the Donald Keene Center, NYC), "Japanese Esoteric Buddhism and Mandala Art" (in Japanese)
Amanda Stinchecum (independent scholar), "Moving Object: A Cotton Sash and its Transformations Across Boundaries in Okinawa"
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), "The Tokkotai (Kamikaze) and Deadly Cherry Blossoms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in 'Modern' Japan'"
Ken Ruoff (Portland State U.), "The 2600th Anniversary Celebrations of the Empire of Japan, 1940"
Ted Goossen (York U.), "Writing the Pacific War in the 21st Century: Dennis Bock (The Ash Garden), Rui Umezawa (The Truth about Death and Dying) and Murakami Haruki (Kafka on the Shore)"
Lori Watt (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation in Japan after World War II"
David Johnson (U. of Hawaii), "Police Integrity in Japan"
Linda Isako Angst (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow/Lewis and Clark College), "Women, War, and Identity Politics in Okinawa: Notes from an Ethnography"
Franziska Seraphim (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow/ Boston College), "War Memory and Generation Change: Refashioning Special Interests in the 1960s"
Charo D'Etcheverry (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow/U. of Wisconsin at Madison) "Love in the Late Heian: Passion, Frustration, and the Heirs of the Shining Prince"
Sheldon Garon (Princeton U.), "Writing a Transnational History of Thrift, or How I Spent My European Vacation"
Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak (New College of Florida), "Can Migrants Be Members? Local Citizenship in Japan"
Aileen Gatten (U. of Michigan), "Documents as Narrative: Letters of an Eleventh-Century Japanese Noblewoman"
Sidney Brown (U. of Oklahoma, Emeritus), "Tokyo as the Eastern Jazz Capital"
Alisa Freedman (Cornell U.), "Daily Commutes and Evening Dates: Images of Modern Middle Class Tokyo, 1925-1935"
Lawrence Marceau (U. of Delaware), "Aesop Does 'Aedo:' Reception (and Perversion) of the Fables in Early Modern Japan"
Kazuhiko Kasaya (International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)), "A Fresh Look at Bushido" (in Japanese)
Alexander Vesey (Stonehill College), "The Men in Colored Robes: The Socio-Political Significance of Buddhist Vestments in Tokugawa Japan"
Laura Miller (Loyola U. of Chicago), "The Naughty Girls of Tokyo: Kogal Fashion, Language and Behavior"
Edwin Cranston (Harvard U.), "Was Tsurayuki Right? Samples of a Leaf Collector"
Theodore Bestor ( Harvard U.), "The Americanization of Sushi"
Takashi Fujitani (UC San Diego), "Racism Under Fire: Korean Imperial Soldiers in Japanese WWII Discourses on Nation, Empire and Ethnos"
Taro Kageyama (Kwansei Gakuin U.), "Semantic vs. Morphological Boundedness: Resultative and Motion Constructions in English and Japanese"
William Coaldrake (U. of Melbourne), "Architectural Diplomacy in the Meiji Period: Japan at the International Exhibitions 1873-1910"
Anne Walthall (U. of California at Irvine), "The Shogun and His Women in Popular Culture"
Michael Donnelly (U. of Toronto), "How Nuclear Power and Scandals Shape Governing in Japan"
Michael Lucken (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris), "The Broken Clocks of Postwar"
G. Cameron Hurst III (U. of Pennsylvania), 'Sport and Spirituality in Japan's Martial Arts: The Tokugawa Transformation"
Fusae Kanda (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Eloquent Cadavers: The Transformative Visuality of a Buddhist Image"
Jeffrey Bayliss (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow) "Living on the Margins of Modern Japan: Korean and Buraku Identities in the Prewar Period"
Yukio Lippit (Harvard U.), "The Ashikaga Shogunal Collection and its Legacy"
Kenneth Grossberg ( Waseda U.), "Explaining Japan... Again"
Jeffrey Hanes ( U. of Oregon), " Osaka versus Tokyo: The Cultural Politics of Local Identity in Modern Japan"
Hiroshi Ono ( Stockholm School of Economics), "Foreign Ownership and Earnings in the Japanese Labor Market"
Susan Pharr and Mari Calder ( Harvard U.) "Harvard's Japan Encounter: From Perry to Pearl Harbor"
Hidehiko and Sueko Abe (Tonda Bunraku Troupe) and Martin Holman ( U. of Massachusetts at Amherst), "Redeeming Puppets: The Tonda Bunraku Theater and its Pawnshop Origins"
Anne Allison ( Duke U.) "Marketing Japanese Cool in the States (or, Postwar Monsterology from Godzilla to Pokemon"
John Dower (MIT), Charles Maier (Harvard), Eva Bellin ( Hunter College), "Forced to Be Free: Democratizing Occupations in Japan, Germany and Iraq"
Mark Oshima (Sophia U./National Theater of Japan), "Yasuna: The Archaeology of Kabuki Music (A Musical Lecture Demonstration)"
Hiroshi Tanaka ( Ryukoku U.), "Emerging Political and Legal Challenges of Ethnic Schools in Japan"
Larry Kominz (Portland State U.), "Kabuki Power-Play: Parody, Slapstick and Tongue-Twisters in Bravura (Aragoto) Pieces"
Mukund Subramanian (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Inhabiting the Possessed Body in Places Running Out of Time: A Popular Religion in Contemporary Aomori"
Richard Bowring ( Cambridge U.) "Jingi, Jindo, Shinto: Thoughts on Writing a History of Japanese Religion"
Peter Duus ( Stanford U.), "Why Meiji Tokyo Didn't Become the Paris (or Berlin or London) of the Orient"
Marvin Marcus ( Washington U.), "From B (Babashita) to Z (Zoshigaya): A Soseki Miscellany"
Katherine Saltzman-Li, ( U. of California at Santa Barbara), "The Art of Kabuki Playwriting: Requirements, Participants, Process"
T. J. Pempel ( U. of California at Berkeley), "A Decade of Political Torpor: When Political Logic Trumps Economic Rationality"
James Brandon ( U. of Hawaii), "Kabuki as Contemporary Drama
William Burton ( Tufts U.), "Staging Maneuvers: Kabuki Conventions and Early Japanese Cinema"
Brett Walker ( Montana State U.), "The Conflicts of Wolf Killers and Rabid Maneaters in Early Modern Japan"
Tom Ginsburg ( U. of Illinois), " Japan's Turn to Litigation: An Empirical Analysis"
Derek Wolff ( Harvard U.), "Decentering Japan: 'Marginal' Communities in Tokugawa-era Satsuma"
Masahiro Shinoda (movie director), "Double Suicide: A Screening of the Classic Film and a Chat with its Director"
Fred Notehelfer ( U. of California, Los Angeles), "Reflecting on 19th Century Japan: Considering Alternatives 150 Years after Perry"
Salil Mehra ( Temple U.), "(Mis)Handling Contributory Copyright Infringement in Japan and the United States"
Takashi Masuoka (Kobe City U. of Foreign Studies),"Desiderative, Evaluative, and Irrealis Meaning in Japanese Grammar" (in Japanese)
Gina Cogan (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Competition, Cooperation, Criticism: Aristocratic Nuns and the Formation of Elite Religious Identities in Early Tokugawa Japan"
Haruko Wakabayashi, Sayoko Sakakibara, Ron Roy (Historiographical Institute, U. of Tokyo), "The Japan Memory Project and the Online Glossary of Premodern Japanese Historical Terms"
Fumio Tamamuro (Meiji U.), "The Prohibition of Christianity and the Household Registration System in Tokugawa Japan" (in Japanese)
Lori Meeks (U. of Southern California), "A Goddess of Our Own: Chuguji Nuns and the Deification of Prince Shotoku's Mother"
Hiroshi Mitani (U. of Tokyo), "Liberalization in Non-Western Societies: A View from Japanese History"
William Johnston (Wesleyan U.), "From Feudal Fishing Villagers to an Archipelago's Peoples: The Historiographical Journey of Amino Yoshihiko"
Edith Sarra (Indiana U.),"Hard Act to Follow? Constructions of Masculinity in Court Fiction after Genji"
Abby Margolis (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Subversive Accommodations: ‘Doing Homeless’ in Ueno Park"
Robert Hellyer (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), “Western Visitors, Marine Products, and Diplomatic Maneuvers: Domain-Level Perspectives on Foreign Relations in Late Edo Japan"
Helen Hardacre (Harvard U.), "Constitutional Revision and Its Implication for Japanese Religions"
Joshua Roth (Mount Holyoke College), "Adapting to Inequality: Negotiating Nikkei Brazilian Identity in Japan"
Alexander Vesey (Stonehill College), "Looking through Paper Windows: The World of Buddhism in the Calligraphy of Hakuin, Jiun and Ryokan" [lecture held in conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler, "Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection" exhibition]
Carol Gluck (Columbia U.) , "After the Shipwreck: New Horizons in History Writing"
Michael Watson (Meiji Gakuin U.), "Outside the Canon: Bangai Noh Plays on the Genpei War" [co-sponsored with the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations]
Suzanne O'Brien (RIJS postdoctoral fellow and Loyola Marymount U.), "Contests over 'Customs' and Daily Life in Nineteenth Century Japan"
Stephen Addiss (U. of Richmond), "The Calligraphy of Buddhism: Sutras and Zen Brushwork " [lecture held in conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler, "Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection" exhibition]
Rana Mitter (Oxford U.), "War, Nationalism and Imagination: The Journalist Du Zhongyuan and China's War of Resistance to Japan, 1937-38"
Marcia Yonemoto (U. of Colorado at Boulder), "Engendering Proper Behavior in Late Seventeenth-Century Japan: A Reading of Didactic Texts for Women and Boys"
Martin Collcutt (Princeton U.), "Lanxi Taolong, Zen and the Arts at Medieval Kenchoji " [lecture held in conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler, "Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection" exhibition]
David Odo (RIJS postdoctoral fellow), "An Ethnography of Photography: Defining 'Japaneseness' in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands"
Brian Ruppert (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Veneration and the Wealth of Practice: Constructing Mandalas, Inscribing Devotion adn Proliferating Ritual in Premodern Japan " [lecture held in conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler, "Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection" exhibition]
Ann Waswo (Oxford U.), "Myths of Rural Conservatism in Modern Japanese History"
Christopher Bolton (Williams College), "Visions of Technology in Japanese Literature: From Abe Kōbō to Anime"
Daniel Okimoto (Stanford U.), "Japan-America Security Alliance (JASA) in a Changing World"
Yukinori Takubo, (Kyoto U.), "Counterparts in Time: The Case of Japanese 'Imagoro'"
Akira Iriye, (Harvard U.), "Two Postwars: 1905 and 1945" Host: Susan Pharr
Theodore W. Goossen, (York U.), "From Mt. Daisen to Hokkaido: Murakami Haruki's A Wild Sheep Chase and Shiga Naoya's An'ya Koro"
Richard Jaffee, (Duke U.), "Buddhism and the Construction of Japanese Pan Asianism"
Haeng-ja Sachiko Chung (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Fake it! The Matrix of Love, Sexuality and Ethnicity at Hostess Clubs in Japan "
Yuma Totani (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "The Trial of Emperor Hirohito? The Allied Occupation Policy"
Haruki Murakami, (Novelist) "Frogs, Earthquakes, and the Joys of Short Fiction"
Eiko Ikegami, (The New School for Social Research), "Civility and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture"
Rebecca Suter, (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Murakami Haruki and the Power of Imagination"
William W. Kelly, (Yale U.), "Soft Power, Hard Bodies: Japan Sports Abroad"
Melinda Takeuchi, (Stanford U.), "Tales the Feather Tells: Itō Jakuchū and Edo-period Realism"
Matthew Fraleigh (RIJS Postdoctoral Fellow), "Picturing Modern Kanshibun: Photography in Sino-Japanese Literature"
Daniel Botsman, (Harvard U.), "Meiji Japan's Emancipatory Moment: Treaty Ports, Outcasts and the Meaning of 'Liberation'"
Setsuko Miyata, (Gakushuin U.), "The Historiography of Korean Studies in Japan from the Mid-1950s to 1970" [co-sponsored by the Korea Institute]
Hitomi Tonomura (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), "Modern Discourse on Women, Birth and Taboo in Premodern Japan"
Kazuo Aichi (Member, House of Representatives, National Diet of Japan), "Japan's Constitutional Revision" [Constitutional Revision study group]
Tomiko Yoda, (Duke U.), "First-Person Narration and the Modernity of Mori Ogai's 'The Dancing Girl'"
Steven Vogel, (U. of California, Berkeley), "Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry are Reforming Japanese Capitalism" [co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations]
Miryam Sas, (U. of California, Berkeley), Replication and Erasure: Photography and Experimental Film in the 1960s and 1970s"
Bernd Martin, (U. of Freiburg, Germany), "German-Japanese Bacteriological Weapons Cooperation in China during World War II"
Paul Groner, (U. of Virginia), "Ryoo Dokaku (1630-1707), Ascetic, Philanthropist, Bibiophile and Entrepreneur: The Creation of Japan's First Public Library" [Reischauer Institute Harvard Buddhist Forum presentation]
Vera Mackie, (U. of Melbourne), "Bodies, Selves and Histories in Modern Japan"
Mary Elizabeth Berry, (U. of California, Berkeley),"Why Work So Hard? Thoughts on Anxiety and Consumption in Early Modern Japan"
Fuyuko Matsukata, (Historiographical Institute, U. of Tokyo), "Japan's Window to the West: Dutch Reporting of World News during the Tokugawa Period, 1641-1859"
Seiji Lippit, (U. of California, Los Angeles), "In the Ruins of Empire: Hotta Yoshie's Postwar Tokyo"
Marilyn Ivy, (Columbia U.), "The World is Superflat: Art and Politics in Contemporary Japan"
John Treat, (Yale U.), "The Moral Subject Under Japanese Imperialism"
Yoshikuni Igarashi, (Vanderbilt U.), "Dead Bodies and Living Guns: The United Red Army and its Pleasureless Pursuit of Revolution, 1971-72"
Kenneth Ruoff, (Portland State U.), "Narratives of Empire II: Japanese Tourism to Korea, Circa 1940”
David Flath, (North Carolina State U.), "Parallel Imports and the Japan Fair Trade Commission" (co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations)
Karl Friday, (U. of Georgia), "The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King: A New Perspective on the Taira Masakado Insurrection"
Christopher Bondy, (RI Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Univ. of Hawai'i 2005, Sociology), "Buraku Liberation Festival and Community Engagement in Japan"
Seth Jacobowitz, (RI Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Cornell Univ. 2006, East Asian Literature), "Masaoka Shiki's 'Scribblings: The Statistical Death of Poetry and the Birth of Literary Sketching"
Allen Hockley, (Dartmouth College), "Photographing Japan, Inscribing the West: Text-Image Relationships in Early Japanese Photography"
William LaFleur (U. of Pennsylvania), "Bodies Owned, Disowned, and Desired: Japan’s Debates about Bioethics”
Anna Andreeva, (RI Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Univ. of Cambridge 2006, Japanese Studies), "Cultic Sites, Buddhist Lineages and the Emergence of Esoteric Kami Worship in Medieval Japan"
Ryuichi Abe (Harvard U.), "Rethinking Buddhism, Writing and Modernity"
Edward Drott (RI Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania 2006, Religious Studies), "Old Age, Memory and Spiritual Fruition in Japanese Religion"
Ian Neary (Oxford U.), "Jiichiro Matsumoto's Contribution to the Democratization of Postwar Japan: Internationalist, Politician and Liberation Movement Leader"
Aaron William Moore (RI Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Princeton U., 2006, East Asian Studies), "The Crucible of Self: Soldiers' Diaries from the Second World War in East Asia and the Pacific, 1937-1945"
Gennifer Weisenfeld (Duke U.), "Imaging Disaster: Japan and the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923"
David Slater (Sophia U.), "Social Class and Youth Work in Recessionary Japan"
Sherry Fowler (U. of Kansas), "Six Kannon for Six Realms: Sculptures from Daihoonji in Kyoto"
James Ford (Wake Forest U.), "Jokei and Kannon: Defending 'Buddhist Pluralism' in Medieval Japan"
Peter Rowe (Harvard U.) and Mark Mulligan (Harvard U.), "Tokyo's New Order: Designing the 21st Century Waterfront"
Satoshi Kinsui (Osaka U.), "On 'Role Language' in Contemporary Japanese: An Investigation of Prototypical Styles in Japanese"
David Lurie (Columbia U.), "Sound, Sense, and the Poetry of Writing in Early Japan"
Laura Miller (Loyola U. of Chicago), "Trends in Japanese Girl Culture"
Gavin Whitelaw (RI postdoctoral fellow), "At Your Konbini: Globalizing Corner Store Commerce in Contemporary Japan"
Federio Marcon (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Honzōgaku: From Pharmacology to Natural History in Tokugawa Japan"
Kenneth Pyle (U. of Washington), "Primacy of Foreign Policy in Japan"
Andrew Goble (U. of Oregon), "Images of Illness: Interpreting Mind and Body in the Scroll of Gross Afflictions"
Charles Shiro Inouye (Tufts U.), "Evanescence and Form in Japanese Culture"
Samuel Perry (RI/KI postdoctoral fellow), "Revolutionizing Fiction in Japan and Colonial Korea: Communism, Narrative Form and the Ideology of Autonomous Art"
Karen Wigen (Stanford U.), "Putting the Province to Work: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912"
Margaret McKean (Duke U), "Hijacking Social Capital: The Exploitation of Cooperative Social Organization in Wartime Japan"
Amy Borovoy (Princeton U), "Japan in American Social Thought: The Question of Community"
Aaron Gerow (Yale U), "Negotiating Cinematic Modernity in Japan: Multiple Versions of A Page of Madness"
Matthew Marr (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities: Tokyo and Los Angeles"
Hwansoo Kim (RI postdoctoral fellow), "The Buddhist Invasion of Korea?: The Encounter Between Japanese and Korean Buddhism, 1877-1912"
Judith Rabinovitch (U. Montana), "Kanshi Poems and the Fabric of Life in Edo-Period Kyoto: Resurrecting the Chinese Tanzaku of the Ozasa Kizō Collection"
Patricia Maclachlan (U. Texas, Austin), "The Post Office in Japanese Politics and Society: What will Change with Privatization"
Edwin Cranston (Harvard U.), "Found in Translation: Discovery and Self-Discovery in the Words of Others"
Bjarke Frellesvig (Oxford U.), "Exploring the Pre-history of the Japanese Language"
Hirokazu Toeda (Waseda U.), "1926: Close Encounters between Literature and Cinema in Japan"
David Howell (Princeton U.), "The Social Life of Firearms in Early Modern Japan"
Jun Uchida (RI/KI postdoctoral fellow & Stanford Univ.), "Betwixt and Between Korea and Japan: Everyday Life of Japanese Settler Youth in Colonial Seoul"
Christine Yano (Univ. of Hawai’i), "'A Japanese in Every Jet': Gender, Mobility, and Modernity in Postwar Japan"
Steven Carter (Stanford Univ.), "Maintaining the Mystique: The Literary Legacy of the Reizei Family, 1300-2008"
Jonathan E. Abel (RI postdoctoral fellow & Pennsylvania State Univ.), "Tracks of Censorship: Preserving Marks of Suppression in Japan, 1923 to 1976"
Trent E. Maxey (RI postdoctoral fellow & Amherst College), "Defining the 'Greatest Problem': Religion and State Formation in Meiji Japan"
Abe Markus Nornes (Harvard Univ. & Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), "Viewing Japanese Documentary Film: Movement, Mimesis, and Musicality in the Films of Ogawa Shinsuke"
Gina Cogan (Boston Univ.), "Serving the Buddha through Serving the Emperor: Imperial Buddhist Monks and Nuns as Abbots, Abbesses, and Adoptees in Early Modern Japan"
J. Marshall Unger (Ohio State Univ.), "Origins of the Japanese and Korean Languages: Divergence and Contact"
Eiko Kenjoh (Asia Univ.), "Postponement of Motherhood and Education in Contemporary Japan"
Julia Thomas (Univ. of Notre Dame), "Flirtatious Evidence: Photography's Metaphoric and Metonymic Promises"
Naoki Sakai (Cornell), "From Relational Identity to Specific Identity: East Asian Modernity and Confucianism"
Ayu Majima (RI postdoctoral fellow), "The Chrysanthemum and the Foot: Civilization, Cleanliness and Shame in Modern Japan"
Gregory P.A. Levine (UC Berkeley), "The Faltering Brush: Chan/Zen Death Verses and the Master's Graphical Vanishing Point"
Dennis Frost (Xavier Univ.), "Sports Celebrity in Japan: A Transnational History"
Ethan Segal (Harvard Univ. & Michigan State Univ.), "Three Puzzles from the Medieval Japanese Economy"
Chelsea Foxwell (RI postdoctoral fellow & Univ. of Chicago), "The Painting of Sadness? The Beginning and Ends of Nihonga in the Meiji Period"
Morgan Pitelka (Occidental College), "The Life and Afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu"
William Bodiford (UCLA), "The Culture of Spells and Dharani in Japanese Zen"
Adam Kern (Harvard), "Dirty Sexy Haiku"
Ellis Tinios (Leeds), "Publishing Illustrated Erotic Books in the Later Edo Period, 1804-1868"
Robert Pekkanen (Univ. of Washington), "Political Upheaval in Japan: The Crisis of the LDP?"
Melissa McCormick (Harvard), "Mountains, Magic, and Mothers: Envisioning the Female Ascetic in Medieval Japan"
Takehiko Hashimoto (Univ. of Tokyo), "Time in Japan, Past, Present, and Future: From Temple Bells to Sazae-san, Mystery Novels, and ..."
Michael Fisch (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "Organizing Life: Biopolitics and Japan's Commuter Train Network"
Tomiko Yoda (Duke Univ. and Harvard), "The Temporality of Girlhood and the Nostalgia for the Present in Japanese Media Culture"
Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT), "Murasaki Shikibu Meets Generative Grammar: What We can Learn from the Particle wo in Old Japanese"
Shoji Yamada (Nichibunken), "Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West"
Frances Rosenbluth (Yale), "Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring"
Ian Condry (MIT), "The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story"
Akiko Hashimoto (Univ. of Pittsburgh), "Remembering the Soldiers: The Cultural Reproduction of National Trauma in Japan"
Raja Adal (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "Modernity’s Aesthetic Turn: Art Education and the Nation in Japan and Egypt"
Mary C. Brinton (Harvard), "Few Breadwinners, Few Babies: The Lost Generation and Japan's Postindustrial Blues"
Brett L. Walker (Univ. of Montana), " Toxic Archipelago: History and Industrial Disease in Japan"
Quitman Eugene Phillips (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), "Shuten Dōji: Picture, Narrative, and Ritual"
Gustav Heldt (Univ. of Virginia), "The Pursuit of Harmony in Early Heian Poetry"
D. Max Moerman (Barnard College), "Demonology and Eroticism: Islands of Women in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination"
Daniel Botsman (Univ. of North Carolina), "Freedom without Slavery? The Case of the Maria Luz and the Question of Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
Jordan Sand (Georgetown Univ.), "The Invention of Japanese Cuisine"
Louise Young (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), "Urban Imaginaries in Interwar Japan"