Location: LA 319
Hours: My office hours for Fall 2013 are Tuesday and Thursday 9-12, Monday and Wednesday 2-3, no appointment needed. Also available by appointment outside these hours.
Phone: (406) 243-2602
Currently completing an anthology of annotated translations of kanshi (verse in classical Chinese by Japanese poets) from Japan's court period (7th-12th centuries) in collaboration with Judith Rabinovitch, Karashima professor of Japanese, University of Montana. Our second work on the poetry of this period, this will comprise some 200 poems by about 40 Japanese poets. Nearly all of the verse will be appearing in translation for the first time.
Ph.D. Harvard University. History and East Asian Languages program. Fields: Chinese history (ancient and modern), British history.
Beijing Unversity, Beijing Languages Institute, two years. Studying Chinese history and language.
M.A. (First Class Hons.), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), in Chinese language and literature.
B.A. The University of Auckland, in Chinese.
The University of Montana:
Professor of Chinese, 2005-
Associate Professor of Chinese 1994-2004
Assistant Professor of Chinese 1992-94
Previous Teaching Experience:
Instructor, Chinese and Japanese government, Dept. of Political Studies, The University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Teacher of Japanese, Auckland Grammar School
Instructor of Japanese language and Chinese philosophy (part time), Dept. Asian Languages and Literatures, The University of Auckland
Assistant Professor, Chinese history, Dept. of History, Connecticut College, New London, CT.
Visiting Instructor, Chinese history, World history, Dept. of History, Dennison University, Granville, OH.
Primary current research area is kanshi, i.e. poetry written in classical Chinese by Japanese poets (seventh through early twentieth centuries).
“Paulownia Leaves Falling: The Kanshi Poetry of Inaga Nanpo (1865-1901) Japan Review 21 (August 2009), International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. With Judith N. Rabinovitch
Dance of the Butterflies: Chinese Poetry from the Japanese Court Tradition: Translated and Edited with Introductions and Commentaries,Cornell University’s East Asian Monograph Series, 2006. With Judith N.Rabinovitch
The Kanshi Poems of the Ozasa Tanzaku Collection: Late Edo Life through the Poetry of Kyoto Townsmen.International Research Center for Japanese Studies Monograph Series, #5. International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2002. With Judith N Rabinovitch
An Anthology of Kanshi [Chinese Verse] by Japanese Poets of the Edo Period (1603-1868): Translations of Selected Poems with an Introduction and Commentaries. The Edwin Mellen Press, NY, 1997. With Judith N Rabinovitch
Craft Guilds in Ching Dynasty China. Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University; published by University Microfilms, University of Michigan.
Field of Study
Chinese language (both modern and classical), Chinese literature (modern and premodern), Chinese culture, Japanese poetry in Chinese (kanshi)
Three years in China, two in Japan.
CHIN 101 and 102 Elementary Chinese
The following courses, except for CHIN 388, are taught in English and have no prerequisites. Some are currently cross-listed under other rubrics as well, including LS.
CHIN 211H Chinese Culture and Civilization
CHIN 313L Chinese Poetry
CHIN 314L Traditional Chinese Literature
CHIN 388 Readings in Classical Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 102.
CHIN 432 Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction
"Ching Dynasty Craft Guilds and Their Monopolies." Tsinghua Journal of Chinese Studies, 1983.