East Asian Languages and Cultures

KUREHA Susumu, Ph.D., Professor
I've been researching Heian era stories. I've especially focused on how "The Tale of Genji" was created, and am trying to reveal the various themes of this story. Also, I've investigated the effect this story has on modern and contemporary literature.


TAMURA Syunsuke, Professor
I deal in medieval literature, especially in regards to the influence exerted on such pseudo-classical tales as “Morning Dew” (1362 to the early stages of the Muromachi Period) from Essays In Idleness, which were purported in the past to have been explosively circulated upon the commencement of modern times.
Keywords: Japanese medieval literature, pseudo-classical tales, Essays In Idleness


KOTANI Eisuke, Ph.D., Associate Professor
I research on modern literature, especially Akutagawa Ryunosuke.
I approach an issue from different perspectives, for example, narratology, contemporary discourse, and how Japanese novelists have accepted foreign literature and taken it in.

KOSUKEGAWA Teiji, Professor
I research on how Chinese character and classical Chinese text have been received in Sinosphere, especially on Xun-du (that is glossed reading) method.
Keywords: Xun-du, glossed reading, old manuscripts


NAKAI Seiichi, Ph.D., Professor
I am engaged in research pertaining to the question of how societal changes will transform words (dialects) in the Kansai and Hokuriku regions from a sociolinguistic perspective.
Keywords: Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Language in Japanese Society


WADA Tomomi, Ph.D., Associate Professor
I am investigating the roles played by novels in the spiritual lives of people on the Korean peninsula in the first half of the twentieth century. I am also seeking to uncover works that became outdated despite being popular at the time they were released, rather than simply focusing on works acclaimed to date as masterpieces.
Keywords: Korean Literature, Modernism, the colonial period


JOHO Satoshi, Ph.D., Associate Professor
I am engaged in research on Korean linguistics, especially morphology and syntax. I am also interested in the historical changes within the Korean language.
Keywords: Korean language, morphology, syntaxhistorical linguistics


ISOBE Yuko, Professor
I am interested in the birth of literatures called “Hakuwa” (Chinese novels and dramas) and its influence on Asian countries. I am also interested in today’s revival of local dramas played locally.


MORIGA Kazue, Professor
MORIGA Kazue, Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Cultural Studies (Japanese-Oriental Language and Cultural Studies) Expertise; Research interests includes philology, Chinese paleography, and the grammar of ancient Chinese. Current research focuses on the exegetics of Chinese Classics.
Keywords: Chinese philology, Chinese paleography, the Thirteen Classics, exegesis


OHNO Keisuke, Professor
I am engaged in research on classical Chinese literature with a focus on the pre-Qin and Han periods. These days, I am examining the influence exerted on classical mythologies based on such literature as the Confucian classics and pre-Qin philosophy classics.
Keywords: classical Chinese literature, pre-Qin, mythology, Confucian classics, pre-Qin philosophy classics


RYO Yuki, Associate Professor
I am researching modern Chinese literature. In particular, my research focuses primarily on Zhang Ailing (1920–1995), a female author active in urban Shanghai of the 1940s.
Keywords: Modern Chinese literature, 1940’s, Shanghai

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