Alumni

2021-22
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Philomena Mazza-Hilway Writ(h)ing Subjecthood: Toward a ‘Feminine Grotesque’ in Modern Japanese Literature
Hoyt Long
Teaching Fellow in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago
Kyle Peters Kyoto School And Totality: Theories Of Self-Formation In Modern Japanese Philosophy And Aesthetics
Michael Bourdaghs
Kyoto University International Collaborative Researcher (京都大学外国人共同研究), , Department of Japanese Philosophy at Kyoto University
Yiren Zheng Sounding Awry: Unusual Voices and the Problem of Speech in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature
Judith Zeitlin
Teaching Fellow in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
2019-20
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Yiying Pan Symphonic Spaces: Environment, Society, and Governance of Eastern Sichuan, 1723-1864
Kenneth Pomeranz
Global Perspectives on Society Postdoctoral Fellow , New York University-Shanghai
Pao-chen Tang The Animist Imagination of Cinema
Tom Gunning
Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor) in Chinese Cultural Studies, University of Manchester
Panpan Yang Animating Space: Toward a Poetics of Chinese Animation
Tom Gunning and Wu Hung
Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor) in Arts and Visual Cultures of Modern China, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London,
2018-19
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
William Carroll The Depths of Flatness and the Voice of Silence: Suzuki Seijun and 1960s Japanese Film Theory
Tom Gunning
One-year Visiting Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Indiana Bloomington,
Naixi Feng City on Edge: Inhabiting Literary Beijing on the Eve of the Manchu Conquest
Judith Zeitlin
Shuimu Scholar, Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Humanities, Tsinghua University
Aliz Horvath The Dai Nihonshi Phenomenon: Confucianism, Collaboration, and Tradition in Early Modern Japanese History Writing (1657-1906)
James Ketelaar
David Krolikoski Lyrical Translation: The Creation of Modern Poetic Language in Korea Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nicholas Lambrecht New Arrivals: Returnee Identity and the Memory of Repatriation in Japanese Literature Assistant Professor of Global Japanese Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
David Lebovitz Historical Poetry, Poetical History, and the Roots of Commentary: Rui Liangfu and the Formation of Early Chinese Texts
Edward Shaughnessy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University,
Yuqian Yan The Ancient as Enchantment: Cinematic Representation of the Past in Republican China
Tom Gunning
Postdoctoral Fellow in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Performance Studies, Washington University, St. Louis
Boqun Zhou Mechanical Heart: The Lever Analogy in Early Chinese Thought Tsinghua-Michigan Fellow, Tsinghua University
2017-18
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Daniela Licandro Doing Self-Criticism Like a Woman: Writing Life in Socialist China
Paola Iovene
Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages at Shenzhen University, China,
2016-17
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Scott Aalgaard ‘Homesick Blues’: Crisis, Critique, and Collectivity in Modern Japanese Cultural Production
Michael Bourdaghs
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University,
Thomas Kelly Clawed Skin: The Literary Inscription of Things in Sixteenth Century China
Judith Zeitlin
Junior Fellow, University of Michigan Society of Fellows 2017-2019. Assistant Professor of Pre-modern Chinese Literature, Harvard University, starting 2019.,
Hyun Hee Park Tears in the Imperial Screen: Wartime Colonial Korean Cinema 1934–1945
Kyeong-hee Choi
Lecturer, Smith College,
Anne Rebull Reconstructing the Repertoire from the Stage, Screen, and Page: Xiqu Reform 1937-1959
Judith Zeitlin
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of China at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan,
Joshua Solomon The Stink of the Earth: Reorienting Discourses of Tsugaru, Furusato, and Place
Michael Bourdaghs
English Lecturer in the Center for Liberal Arts Development and Practices, Hirosaki University,
2015-16
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Katherine Alexander Virtues Of The Vernacular: Moral Reconstruction In Late Qing Jiangnan And The Revitalization Of Baojuan
Judith Zeitlin
Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of CO Boulder,
Anne Carlton Buxton Garden Of Roses: Nisei Women As Collaborators In Transwar Japan
James Ketelaar
Director of Market Development for EF Education First, Boston,
Wei-ti Chen Cosmopolitan Medicine Nationalized: the Making of Japanese State-Empire and Overseas Physicians in a Global World
Susan Burns
Instructor in East Asian History, History Dept, Northern Arizona University,
Richard Davis There Must Be Better Movies than These: Japanese Musicals of the Fifteen Years’ War
Michael Bourdaghs
English Language Instructor in their Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Tsinghua University, Beijing,
Ji Young Kim Overcome by the Past: Collaboration and Literature of Decolonization in 1945 -1950 Korea
Kyeong-hee Choi
Assistant Professor of Modern Korean Literature, Queens College, CUNY,
Junko Yamazaki Jidaigeki's Postwar: Visions of the Present in Japanese Period Films
Michael Bourdaghs and Tom Gunning
Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA,
2014-15
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Tadashi Ishikawa "Families Remade, Empire Reconfigured: Discourse, Law, and Colonial Taiwan in Japan, 1870s-1937."
Susan Burns
Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, University of Central Florida, Orlando,
Daniel Johnson "Interstitial Dimensionalities: Anonymity and Asynchronicity in Contemporary Media Culture."
Michael Bourdaghs
Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University,
Hyun Suk Park "The Government Courtesan: Status, Gender, and Performance in Late Chosŏn Korea"
Kyeong-hee Choi and Judith Zeitlin
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley,
Jeffrey Tharsen Chinese Euphonics: Phonetic Patterns, Phonorhetoric and Literary Artistry in Early Chinese Narrative Texts
Edward Shaughnessy
Computational Scientist for the Digital Humanities, University of Chicago Research Computing Center,
Chunchun Ting Reclaiming the City as Home in Postcolonial Hong Kong: Art and Politics in the Contestation of Urban Space (1997-2014)
Paola Iovene and Prasenjit Duara
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological Universitty, Singapore,
2013-14
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Max Bohnenkamp Turning Ghosts into People: The White-Haired Girl, Revolutionary Folklorism and the Politics of Aesthetics in Modern China
Paola Iovene
College Fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University ,
Ernest Caldwell Writing Chinese Laws: The form and function of statutes in Qin legal culture
Edward Shaughnessy
Senior Lecturer in Laws of China and Taiwan, SOAS, University of London ,
Tomoko Seto Spectacular Socialism: Politics and Popular Performance in Shitamachi Tokyo, 1904–18
Susan Burns
Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Asian Studies Divison, Yonsei University ,
Peng Xu Lost Sound: Singing, Theater, and Aesthetics in Late Ming China, 1547 -1644 Assistant Professor of Theatre | Chinese Theatre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2012-13
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Nicholas Albertson Beyond Shasei, Beyond Nature: Idealism and Allusion in the Poetry of Shimazaki Tōson, Doi Bansui, and Yosano Akiko.
Michael Bourdaghs
Assistant Professor of Japanese, Wake Forest University,
Jonathan Glade Occupied Liberation: Transforming Literary Boundaries in Japan and Southern Korea
Norma Field
Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies and Global Studies, Michigan State University ,
Daniel Morgan Knowing Heaven: Astronomy, the Calendar, and the Sagecraft of Science in Early Imperial China
Donald Harper
Researcher, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot ,
Camelia Nakagawara The Garden in the Eye of the Beholder: Key Scopic-Discursive Paradigms of 'Japanese Gardens'
James Ketelaar
Independent Scholar,
Adam Schwartz Huayuanzhuang East I: A Study And Annotated Translation Of The Oracle Bone Inscriptions
Edward Shaughnessy
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chinese, Hong Kong Baptist U., and Vice Director of the Jao Tsung-i Academy of Sinology, HKBU,
George T. Sipos The Literature of Political Conversion (Tenkō) of Japan
Norma Field
Senior International Officer and Executive Director of International Studies and Programs, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Language and Cultural Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis (starting March, 2019) ,
Yi Wang Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700-1911
Prasenjit Duara
Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, State University of New York at Binghamton ,
Smadar Winter Motherhood in Early China
Edward Shaughnessy
Adjunct, Tel Aviv University, Israel ,
2011-12
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Anup Grewal A Revolutionary Women's Culture: Rewriting Femininity and Women's Experience in China, 1926-1949
Prasenjit Duara
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 Magazines and the Collective Rise of Literary Writers in Korea, 1919-1927 Assistant Profesor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea ,
John Person Philosophizing Japan: The Genri Nippon Society and the Question of ‘Japaneseness’
James Ketelaar
Assistant Profesor, SUNY-Albany,
Kathryn Tanaka Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature
Norma Field
Lecturer, Institute of International Education, Otemae University, Osaka, Japan ,
2010-11
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Mika Endo Pedagogical Experiments with Working Class Children in Prewar Japan
Norma Field
Assistant Professor of Japanese, Bard College ,
Ethan Harkness Cosmology and the Quotidian: Day Books in Early China
Donald Harper
Associate Professor at NYU,
Fumiko Joo "The Peony Lantern" and Fantastic Tales in Late Imperial China and Tokugawa Japan: Local History, Religion and Gender
Judith Zeitlin
Lecturer, East Asian Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University,
Yuhang Li Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Women's Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin in Late Imperial China
Judith Zeitlin and Wu Hung
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Wisonsin, Madison ,
Mamiko Suzuki From 'Cosseted Daughters' to Public Actors: Kanbunmyaku and the Transformative Role of Nakajima Shoen's (1861-1901) Speeches, Fiction, and Diaries
Norma Field
Assistant Professor, Languages and Literature, University of Utah,
Tie Xiao In the Name of the Masses: Conceptualizations and Representations of the Crowd in Early Twentieth-Century China
Paola Iovene and Prasenjit Duara
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington,
Yijiang Zhong Gods Without Names: The Genesis of Modern Shinto in Nineteenth Century Japan
James Ketelaar and Prasenjit Duara, Co-Chairs
Project Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo ,
2009-10
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Heekyoung Cho Literary Translation and Appropriation: Korean Intellectuals’ Reception of Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose via Japan in 1909-1927
Kyeong-hee Choi
Assistant Professor, Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington ,
Kuan-yun Huang Warring States &lquo;Echoes&rquo; of the Past
Edward Shaughnessy
Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University ,
Justin Jesty Arts of Engagement: Art and Social Movements in Japan's Early Postwar
Michael Raine
Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington ,
Hyun-Ho Joo Between Culturalism and Nationalism: Late Qing China's Representation of Chosŏn Korea
Prasenjit Duara
Associate Dean and Professor, East Asian International College, Yonsei University, Korea,
Suyoung Son Writing for Print: Zhang Chao and Literati-Publishing in Seventeenth-Century China
Judith Zeitlin
Assistant Professor, Cornell University ,
2008-09
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Hyun-Jeong Lee Reimagining the Nation in Manchuria: The Representation of Peasant Collectivity in Chinese and Korean Discourses on the Wanbaoshan Incident (1931)
Xiaobing Tang
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Culture, University of Seoul, Korea,
Yoon Sun Yang Nation in the Backyard: Yi Injik and the Rise of New Fiction (1906-1913)
Kyeong-hee Choi
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Boston University,
2006-07
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Paul Fischer The Formation of the Shi Zi
Edward Shaughnessy
Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University ,
Garret Olberding Towards Imperial Conviction: The Use of Evidence in the Military Memorials of the Early Han
Donald Harper
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma,
Samuel Perry Aesthetics for Justice: Proletarian Literature in Japan and Colonial Korea
Norma Field
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Brown University,
2005-06
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Krista Van Fleit Hang People's Literature and the Construction of New China, 1949-1966
Xiaobing Tang
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cutlures, University of South Carolina,
Eric Warner Johnson Modern Japan and the Cultural History of Inkyo
Norma Field
Chika Kinoshita Mise-en-Scene of Desire: the Films of Mizoguchi Kenji
Norma Field
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan ,
Ling Hon Lam Emotional In-difference: Exploring Exteriority in Late Imperial Chinese Drama and Fiction
Anthony Yu
Assistant Professor, Chinese Program, University of California, Berkeley ,
2004-05
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Weihong Bao Baptism by Fire: Spectatorship and Aesthetic Affecct in Chinese Cinema from Shanghai to Chongqing
Miriam Hansen
Associate Professor, Deparment of Film and Media + Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley ,
Chisato Hota The Construction of the Korean Community in Osaka between 1920 and 1945: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Bruce Cumings and William Sibley
Visiting Assistant Professor, The School of Liberal Studies, Waseda University,
Miho Matsugo The War in Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Country: Aesthetics of Empire, Politics of Literature, Struggle of Women
Norma Field
David Michael Sena Reproducing Society: Lineage and Kinship in Western Zhou China
Edward Shaughnessy
Preceptor in Literary Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University ,
Hongbing Zhang Global Passions: Travel, Space, and Cultural Transformations in Modern China, 1840s-1910s
Xiaobing Tang
Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, Fayetteville State University,
Name Dissertation Title / Committee Job Placement
Brian White Speculative Communities: Discourse and the World of Japanese Cold War Science Fiction
Michael Bourdaghs
Assistant Professor of Japanese, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI