Graduate Students

All Alumni, 2005-Present

  • Joshua Solomon

    Year Graduated:
    2017
    Dissertation Title:
    The Stink of the Earth: Reorienting Discourses of Tsugaru, Furusato, and Place
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs
    Job Placement:
    English Lecturer in the Center for Liberal Arts Development and Practices, Hirosaki University
  • Anne Rebull

    Year Graduated:
    2017 with honors
    Dissertation Title:
    Reconstructing the Repertoire from the Stage, Screen, and Page: Xiqu Reform 1937-1959
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of China at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan
  • Thomas Kelly

    Year Graduated:
    2017 summer pending
    Dissertation Title:
    Clawed Skin: The Literary Inscription of Things in Sixteenth Century China
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2017-2018 and 2019-20. Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Amherst College, starting 2018.
  • Hyun Hee Park

    Year Graduated:
    2017 summer pending
    Dissertation Title:
    Tears in the Imperial Screen: Wartime Colonial Korean Cinema 1934–1945
    Committee Chair:
    Kyeong-hee Choi
    Job Placement:
    Lecturer, Smith College
  • Scott Aalgaard

    Year Graduated:
    2017 summer pending
    Dissertation Title:
    ‘Homesick Blues’: Crisis, Critique, and Collectivity in Modern Japanese Cultural Production
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
  • Katherine Alexander

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    Virtues Of The Vernacular: Moral Reconstruction In Late Qing Jiangnan And The Revitalization Of Baojuan
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of CO Boulder http://www.colorado.edu/p1ab820f702f/katherine-alexander
  • Anne Carlton Buxton

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    Garden Of Roses: Nisei Women As Collaborators In Transwar Japan
    Committee Chair:
    James Ketelaar
    Job Placement:
    Director of Market Development for EF Education First, Boston
  • Ji Young Kim

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    Overcome by the Past: Collaboration and Literature of Decolonization in 1945 -1950 Korea
    Committee Chair:
    Kyeong-hee Choi
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Modern Korean Literature, Queens College, CUNY
  • Richard Davis

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    There Must Be Better Movies than These: Japanese Musicals of the Fifteen Years’ War
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs
    Job Placement:
    English Language Instructor in their Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Junko Yamazaki

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    Jidaigeki's Postwar: Visions of the Present in Japanese Period Films
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs and Tom Gunning
    Job Placement:
    Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA
  • Wei-ti Chen

    Year Graduated:
    2016
    Dissertation Title:
    Cosmopolitan Medicine Nationalized: the Making of Japanese State-Empire and Overseas Physicians in a Global World
    Committee Chair:
    Susan Burns
    Job Placement:
    Instructor in East Asian History, History Dept, Northern Arizona University
  • Jeffrey Tharsen

    Year Graduated:
    2015
    Dissertation Title:
    Chinese Euphonics: Phonetic Patterns, Phonorhetoric and Literary Artistry in Early Chinese Narrative Texts
    Committee Chair:
    Edward Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Computational Scientist for the Digital Humanities, University of Chicago Research Computing Center
  • Tadashi Ishikawa

    Year Graduated:
    2015
    Dissertation Title:
    "Families Remade, Empire Reconfigured: Discourse, Law, and Colonial Taiwan in Japan, 1870s-1937."
    Committee Chair:
    Susan Burns
    Job Placement:
    Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Binghamton University
  • Daniel Johnson (Joint PhD with Cinema and Media Studies)

    Year Graduated:
    2015
    Dissertation Title:
    "Interstitial Dimensionalities: Anonymity and Asynchronicity in Contemporary Media Culture."
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs
    Job Placement:
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Chunchun Ting

    Year Graduated:
    2015
    Dissertation Title:
    Reclaiming the City as Home in Postcolonial Hong Kong: Art and Politics in the Contestation of Urban Space (1997-2014)
    Committee Chair:
    Paola Iovene and Prasenjit Duara
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological Universitty, Singapore
  • Hyun Suk Park

    Year Graduated:
    2015
    Dissertation Title:
    "The Government Courtesan: Status, Gender, and Performance in Late Chosŏn Korea"
    Committee Chair:
    Kyeong-Hee Choi and Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ernest Caldwell

    Year Graduated:
    2014
    Dissertation Title:
    Writing Chinese Laws: The form and function of statutes in Qin legal culture
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
     Lecturer in Chinese Law, SOAS, University of London
  • Max Bohnenkamp

    Year Graduated:
    2014
    Dissertation Title:
    Turning Ghosts into People: The White-Haired Girl, Revolutionary Folklorism and the Politics of Aesthetics in Modern China
    Committee Chair:
    Paola Iovene
    Job Placement:
    College Fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University
  • Peng Xu

    Year Graduated:
    2014
    Dissertation Title:
    Lost Sound: Singing, Theater, and Aesthetics in Late Ming China, 1547 -1644
    Committee Chair:
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College; 2016-17 Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
  • Tomoko Seto

    Year Graduated:
    2014
    Dissertation Title:
    Spectacular Socialism: Politics and Popular Performance in Shitamachi Tokyo, 1904–18
    Committee Chair:
    Susan Burns
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Asian Studies Divison, Yonsei University
  • George T. Sipos

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    The Literature of Political Conversion (Tenkō) of Japan
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor and Director, International Education Center at Yamanashi Gakuin University
  • Daniel Morgan

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Knowing Heaven: Astronomy, the Calendar, and the Sagecraft of Science in Early Imperial China
    Committee Chair:
    Donald Harper
    Job Placement:
    Researcher, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot
  • Nicholas Albertson

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Beyond Shasei, Beyond Nature: Idealism and Allusion in the Poetry of Shimazaki Tōson, Doi Bansui, and Yosano Akiko.
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Bourdaghs
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Japanese, Wake Forest University
  • Adam Schwarz

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Huayuanzhuang East I: A Study And Annotated Translation Of The Oracle Bone Inscriptions
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Iinstitute for the study of the ancient world (ISAW) at NYU
  • Jonathan Glade

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Occupied Liberation: Transforming Literary Boundaries in Japan and Southern Korea
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies and Global Studies, Michigan State University
  • Smadar Winter

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Motherhood in Early China
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Adjunct, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Yi Wang

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700-1911
    Committee Chair:
    Prasenjit Duara
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Camelia Nakagawara

    Year Graduated:
    2013
    Dissertation Title:
    The Garden in the Eye of the Beholder: Key Scopic-Discursive Paradigms of 'Japanese Gardens'
    Committee Chair:
    James Ketelaar
    Job Placement:
    Independent Scholar
  • Anup Grewal

    Year Graduated:
    2012
    Dissertation Title:
    A Revolutionary Women's Culture: Rewriting Femininity and Women's Experience in China, 1926-1949
    Committee Chair:
    Prasenjit Duara
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Tri-Campus Graduate Department of History, University of Toronto
  • Jae Yon Lee

    Year Graduated:
    2012
    Dissertation Title:
    Magazines and the Collective Rise of Literary Writers in Korea, 1919-1927
    Committee Chair:
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Profesor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • John Person

    Year Graduated:
    2012
    Dissertation Title:
    Philosophizing Japan: The Genri Nippon Society and the Question of ‘Japaneseness’
    Committee Chair:
    James Ketelaar
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Profesor, SUNY-Albany
  • Kathryn Tanaka

    Year Graduated:
    2012
    Dissertation Title:
    Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Osaka University
  • Mika Endo

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    Pedagogical Experiments with Working Class Children in Prewar Japan
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Japanese, Bard College
  • Ethan Harkness

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    Cosmology and the Quotidian:  Day Books in Early China
    Committee Chair:
    Donald Harper
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Fumiko Joo

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    "The Peony Lantern" and Fantastic Tales in Late Imperial China and Tokugawa Japan: Local History, Religion and Gender
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Lecturer, East Asian Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Yuhang Li

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Women's Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin in Late Imperial China
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin and Wu Hung
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Wisonsin, Madison
  • Tie Xiao

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    In the Name of the Masses: Conceptualizations and Representations of the Crowd in Early Twentieth-Century China
    Committee Chair:
    Paola Iovene and Prasenjit Duara
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Yijiang Zhong

    Year Graduated:
    2011
    Dissertation Title:
    Gods Without Names: The Genesis of Modern Shinto in Nineteenth Century Japan
    Committee Chair:
    James Ketelaar and Pransenjit Duara, Co-Chairs
    Job Placement:
    Project Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
  • Heekyoung Cho

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    Literary Translation and Appropriation: Korean Intellectuals’ Reception of Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose via Japan in 1909-1927
    Committee Chair:
    Kyeong-Hee Choi
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington
  • Kuan-yun Huang

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    Warring States &lquo;Echoes&rquo; of the Past
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University
  • Justin Jesty

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    Arts of Engagement: Art and Social Movements in Japan's Early Postwar
    Committee Chair:
    Michael Raine
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington
  • Hyun-Ho Joo

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    Between Culturalism and Nationalism: Late Qing China's Representation of Chosŏn Korea
    Committee Chair:
    Prasenjit Duara
    Job Placement:
    "Associate Dean and Professor, East Asian International College, Yonsei University, Korea"
  • Suyoung Son

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    Writing for Print: Zhang Chao and Literati-Publishing in Seventeenth-Century China
    Committee Chair:
    Judith Zeitlin
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Mamiko Suzuki

    Year Graduated:
    2010
    Dissertation Title:
    From 'Cosseted Daughters' to Public Actors: Kanbunmyaku and the Transformative Role of Nakajima Shoen's (1861-1901) Speeches, Fiction, and Diaries
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Languages and Literature, University of Utah
  • Hyun-Jeong Lee

    Year Graduated:
    2009
    Dissertation Title:
    Reimagining the Nation in Manchuria: The Representation of Peasant Collectivity in Chinese and Korean Discourses on the Wanbaoshan Incident (1931)
    Committee Chair:
    Xiaobing Tang
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Culture, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Yoon Sun Yang

    Year Graduated:
    2009
    Dissertation Title:
    Nation in the Backyard: Yi Injik and the Rise of New Fiction (1906-1913)
    Committee Chair:
    Kyeong-Hee Choi
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Boston University
  • Paul Fischer

    Year Graduated:
    2007
    Dissertation Title:
    The Formation of the Shi Zi
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
  • Garret Olberding

    Year Graduated:
    2007
    Dissertation Title:
    Towards Imperial Conviction: The Use of Evidence in the Military Memorials of the Early Han
    Committee Chair:
    Donald Harper
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
  • Samuel Perry

    Year Graduated:
    2007
    Dissertation Title:
    Aesthetics for Justice: Proletarian Literature in Japan and Colonial Korea
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Brown University
  • Krista Van Fleit Hang

    Year Graduated:
    2006
    Dissertation Title:
    People's Literature and the Construction of New China, 1949-1966
    Committee Chair:
    Xiaobing Tang
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cutlures, University of South Carolina
  • Eric Warner Johnson

    Year Graduated:
    2006
    Dissertation Title:
    Modern Japan and the Cultural History of Inkyo
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
  • Chiko Kinoshita

    Year Graduated:
    2006
    Dissertation Title:
    Mise-en-Scene of Desire: the Films of Mizoguchi Kenji
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Ling Hon Lam

    Year Graduated:
    2006
    Dissertation Title:
    Emotional In-difference: Exploring Exteriority in Late Imperial Chinese Drama and Fiction
    Committee Chair:
    Anthony Yu
    Job Placement:
    Assistant Professor, Chinese Program, University of California, Berkeley
  • Weihong Bao

    Year Graduated:
    2005
    Dissertation Title:
    Baptism by Fire: Spectatorship and Aesthetic Affecct in Chinese Cinema from Shanghai to Chongqing
    Committee Chair:
    Miriam Hansen
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor, Deparment of Film and Media + Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley
  • Chisato Hota

    Year Graduated:
    2005
    Dissertation Title:
    The Construction of the Korean Community in Osaka between 1920 and 1945: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
    Committee Chair:
    Bruce Cumings and William Sibley
    Job Placement:
    Visiting Assistant Professor, The School of Liberal Studies, Waseda University
  • Miho Matsugo

    Year Graduated:
    2005
    Dissertation Title:
    The War in Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Country: Aesthetics of Empire, Politics of Literature, Struggle of Women
    Committee Chair:
    Norma Field
    Job Placement:
  • David Michael Sena

    Year Graduated:
    2005
    Dissertation Title:
    Reproducing Society: Lineage and Kinship in Western Zhou China
    Committee Chair:
    Edward L. Shaughnessy
    Job Placement:
    Preceptor in Literary Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
  • Hongbing Zhang

    Year Graduated:
    2005
    Dissertation Title:
    Global Passions: Travel, Space, and Cultural Transformations in Modern China, 1840s-1910s
    Committee Chair:
    Xiaobing Tang
    Job Placement:
    Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, Fayetteville State University