Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are a vital part of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the research community at Harvard. Their appointments vary widely from a few months to two years, with most staying for one year. During their stay, they collaborate with faculty or contribute directly to ongoing research endeavors at RIJS; advise students and provide contacts for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students preparing to conduct research abroad; give lectures and speak in classes; and participate in seminars and other research activities.

The RIJS Visiting Scholars for Fall 2019 are as follows:

YUTAKA KANDA, Niigata University
September 2019 - August 2020
Research Topic: Sone Eki and the politics of the left in postwar Japan
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon

FUMIHIRO OKADA, Minobusan University
September 2019 - March 2020
Research Topic: Eleventh-century tales on the Lotus Sutra by the monk Chingen
Sponsored by Professor Ryuichi Abe

April 2019 - March 2020
Research Topic: Japanese film history and the Harvard Film Archive's Japanese film collection
Sponsored by Professor Alexander Zahlten

RIE SUGIYAMA, Kokugakuin University
September 2019 - August 2020
Research Topic: Economic history and business history in prewar Japan
Sponsored by Professor Geoffrey Jones