Professor, Japanese Literature
Moore Hall 387
I continue to work in classical and medieval waka, but my current project involves how traditional Japanese literature and culture was practiced and deployed in the Ryukyu Kingdom both as pastime and diplomatic tool. Since 2009 I have been serving as a member of the University of the Ryukyu’s Management Council.
Ph.D.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Japanese), 1985
M.A.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Japanese), 1980
M.A.; Stanford University, East Asian Studies, 1979
B.A.; University of Puget Sound, French, 1973
- Classical and medieval Japanese poetry
- Japanese culture in the Ryukyu Kingdom
- Okinawan Studies
“Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi: Twice Born; Suggestions for Further Research,”International Journal of Okinawan Studies,Vol. 4 No. 2, December 2013, pp.65- 78
The Making of Shinkokinshū (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Asia Center, 2002), xx + 480 pp.
Kyōgoku Tamekane: Poetry and Politics in Late Kamakura Japan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989), xii + 228 pp.