I have taught all levels of Japanese language, including classical
Japanese at UC Irvine, and local community colleges for past twenty years. I
am looking forward to meeting you during the school year.
I am greatly interested in teaching pre-modern and modern Japanese
literature and culture as well as modern Japanese language. Through the study
of the language and the values and beliefs presented in literary works,
students will deepen their understanding of their own culture.
I have completed my dissertation entitled "Buson
as Bunjin: The Literary Field of Eighteenth-Century
Japan." I would like to continue to reserach
on the cultural production in pre-modern Japan
and I am especially interested in the role of China
in Japanese literary and artistic production.
Representative Professional Activities
Cultural Diversity in Eighteenth-Century Japan:
Buson, a Poet-Painter, and His Work. The Second
International Humanities Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Prato, Italy.
Collaboration of Buson and Kito in Their Cultural Production. Early Modern Japan:
An Interdisciplinary Journal. Fall, 2003
"Collaboration of Buson
and Kito in Their Cultural Production,"
presented at AAS in WashingtonD.C.
"The Role of China
in the Cultural Production in 18th-Century Japan:
A Case Study of Buson's Poetry and Painting,
" presented at a national conference of International Association of
Asian Studiesin Houston.
"Multiculturalism in Literary Studies in the
United States: The Historical Context of the Formation of Bunjin Subfield in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Literary
Field," presented at the Guangxi
International Research Forum in Guilin, China.
"Buson's Practice as a
Bunjin Poet-Painter," presented at a
national conference of IAAS in Houston
Buson as Bunjin: The Literary Field
Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Literatures Sept.2000 University
MA Japanese Language and Culture June, 1990 University
MA Religious Studies June, 1981 University
BA English Language and Culture March, 1977 SophiaUniversity