Chair of Asian Languages & Literatures
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:10-2:40 pm, Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm; and by appointment. Zoom meetings (if you could not make to my regular office hours due to quarantine, schedule an appointment with me and use this link for Zoom meetings)
Beijing Normal University, (Beijing, Peoples Republic of China), B.A., M.A.; The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D; cultural studies of new media, Chinese literature, film and culture.
Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 2:30-4:00 pm; and by appointment
Peking University, B.A. & M.A.; University of Washington, Ph.D.; Chinese linguistics, especially Old Chinese phonology, morphology, syntax, and paleography; early Chinese inscriptions.
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s College, B.A.; University of Northern Iowa, M.A.; University of St. Thomas, M.A. Basic concepts of Japanese Language Teaching, Content based instructions, Reading Strategies, Integrating Technology into Teaching Japanese, & Designing Business Japanese Curriculums taken from University of Colorado. Growing interest in incorporating technology into teaching/learning languages and the flipped classroom.
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:45-11:15 am, Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm; and by appointment
Soka University (Tokyo), BA; University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA; University of Oregon, PhD
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:10-4:10 pm; and by appointment
Sophia University B. A., Tsukuba University M. Ed., Monash University M. A., University of Chicago, PhD; modern and contemporary Japanese literature, cinema, manga, and language, especially autobiographies and works by minorities in Japan.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00, and Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am (in office and zoom for those who could not make it in person. Meeting ID: 920 3682 7047
Passcode: 310850); and by appointment
University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A.; University of Pennsylvania Ph.D.; Premodern Chinese literature, especially historical narratives, classical texts, and literary theories in early China. Other interests include Chinese archeology and language pedagogy.
Office Hours (in LDC): Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesdays 10:20 am – 12:20 pm, Fridays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; and by appointment.
Office Hours (in LDC 204) : Wednesdays and Sundays 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Administrative Assistant in Classics
Administrative Assistant in Middle Eastern Languages
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am -12:30 pm, 1:00-5:00 pm
McGill University B.A.; University of California, Berkeley M.A. Ph.D.; Chinese language and linguistics, especially language contact, lexical borrowing; writing systems; Southeast Asian historical linguistics.
Kobe Kaisei Women’s College, B.A.; University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), M.A., Ph.D.; Japanese language and language pedagogy, especially measures of proficiency. Professor Kaga has also co-authored a computer program, Exercises in Japanese Counters and Kana. She is developing a digitized computer program for listening and reading practice.
Stanford, B.A.; Ochanomizu University, M.A.; Harvard, Ph.D.; Japanese language and literature, especially modern fiction, with particular emphasis on Natsume Soseki, Mishima Yukio, Shimao Toshio, and fiction by contemporary Japanese women. Growing interest in English language fiction by Indian women.