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University of Iowa
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premodern Japan, medieval Japan, literary history, book history, geography, landscape, travel, pilgrimage, waka poetry, text-image, calligraphy, paper decoration
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About Me

I specialize in premodern Japanese literature and visual culture, with expertise in travel writing, poetry, calligraphy, text-image interaction, and book history. In my first book project, I am investigating descriptions of travel to famous places in the poetic canon by aristocratic and warrior elites of fourteenth-century Japan. My teaching interests extend to the ways in which historical themes surface in contemporary popular culture.

Recent Publications

Souvenirs for the Capital: A Travel Journal by Sōkyū.” Asiatische Studien – Études Asiatiques, 71.2 (De Greuter Press, June 2017).

Hashihime: Bridging Text and Image in the Tale of Genji Scrolls.” In Dennis Washburn, trans., Tale of Genji (Norton Critical Edition, in press).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
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Expertise by Topic
Book History