- Notes on Contributors
Christopher Aldous is a professor of modern international history at the University of Winchester. His recent publications include "A Tale of Two Occupations: Hunting Wildlife in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952," Journal of American-East Asian Relations (2015), and his research is on the anatomy of the Allied occupation, particularly with regard to the resumption of Japanese Antarctic whaling.
Anna Andreeva is a research fellow at the Heidelberg Centre for Trans-cultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg. She is author of Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan (Harvard Asia Center, 2017), and her current research focuses on the cultural and religious history of childbirth in medieval Japan.
Tomoko Aoyama is an associate professor at the University of Queensland. Her most recent publication is "From 'National' Literature to Multicultural Literature in 'Japanese' Language?" in Okano and Sugimoto, eds., Rethinking Japanese Studies: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region (Routledge, 2018), and her research focuses on gender, humor, and aging in contemporary Japanese culture.
Michael A. Barnhart is a distinguished teaching professor at Stony Brook University. His publications include "Domestic Politics, Interservice Impasse, and Japan's Decisions for War," in May, Rosecrance, and Steiner, eds., History and Neorealism (Cambridge, 2010). His current research project is titled "E Pluribus: A Political History of American Foreign Relations."
Carl Cassegård is an associate professor at the University of Gothenburg. His recent publications include Youth Movements, Trauma and Alternative Space in Contemporary Japan (Brill, 2013), and he is currently doing research on environmental activism.
Frank L. Chance is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent publications include "Sacred Mountains of the Shikoku Pilgrimage," Education about Asia (2016), and he is currently working on a comparative history of Korean art, a textbook for college students.
David Chapman is an associate professor at the University of Queensland. His most recent publications include The Bonin Islanders, 1830 to the Present: Narrating Japanese Nationality (Lexington, 2016), and his recent research is on cartography and map making on the Korean peninsula during Japanese colonization.
Margaret H. Childs is an associate professor of Japanese at the University of Kansas. She is coeditor of Voices of East Asia: Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present (Routledge, 2015).
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. She is the author of Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination (Hawai'i, 2017) and is currently pursuing projects on Buddhism and modern self-help movements and on twentieth-century relics.
Michael Emmerich is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His recent works include "Picture Books: From Akahon to Kibyōshi and Gōkan," in Shirane, Suzuki, and Lurie, eds., The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature (Cambridge, 2016), and The Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature (Columbia, 2013). His current project relates to the history and conceptualization of translation as it pertains to Japanese-language texts.
Charlotte Eubanks is an associate professor of comparative literature, Japanese, and Asian studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent publications include "Performing Mind, Writing Meditation: Dōgen's Fukanzazengi as Zen Calligraphy," Ars Orientalis (2016). One of her current research projects is The Art of Persistence: Akamatsu Toshiko and the Visual Cultures of Transwar Japan (Hawai'i, forthcoming).
Joshua A. Fogel is Canada Research Chair and a professor in the Department of History at York University. His most recent publications include Japanese for Sinologists (California, 2017) and Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations (California, 2014). His current research is on the friendship of Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō and on the Esperanto movement in China and Japan.
Chiara Ghidini is an assistant professor at the University of Naples "L'Orientale." Her publications include Narrating Women in Ancient Japan: Orikuchi Shinobu and The Book of the Dead (Italian School of East Asian Studies, Kyoto, 2010) and...