Present Position/Address:                         Home: 1165 Waller St., SE, Salem, OR 97392, (503) 507-9391.
Professor of Japanese and E. Asian History Salem, OR 97302
Director, Center for Asian Studies
Willamette University                                               
Salem, Or. 97301                                       
(503) 370-6275                                    email:


Selected Publications:

"In Search of Japan's First Modern Autobiography," biography 6:3 (Summer,1983), 256-272.

"History and Literature: Approaches to the Study of Modern Japanese Autobiography," Symposium on the Interdisciplinary Aspects of Academic Disciplines, Vladmir Milicic, comp. (Bellingham, WA.: Western Washington University, 1983), 139-147.

"The Inversion of Progress: Taoka Reiun's Hibunmeiron," Monumenta Nipponica 40:2 (Summer 1985), 191-208.

"Discovering the Other: The East through the Eyes of the Nineteenth-Century West," in William Duvall, ed., The Three Rs: Reading as the aRt of Rumination. Willamette Journal of the Liberal Arts: Supplemental Series 2 (Salem, OR: Willamette University, 1989), 1-20.

"Is There a Woman in the Text? Fukuda Hideko's Warawa no hanseigai," in Julie Ann Carson & John Rehn, eds., In the Pacific Interest : Democracy, Women and the Environment, Willamette Journal of the Arts Supplemental Series 4 (1991), pp. 73-86.

"Female Self-Writing: Takamure Itsue's Hi no kuni no onna no nikki " Monumenta Nipponica. Vol 51, no. 2 (Summer 1996), pp. 153-170.

"Recovering the Feminine: Kishino Junko's Onna no chihei kara miete-kita mono," U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement no. 11 (1996), pp. 23-46.

"Taoka Reiun no hyooron ni okeru bungakuteki riarizumu to shakaiteki ryooshin"["Social Realism and Social Conscience in the Literary Criticism of Taoka Reiun"] in Bungaku: shakai e, chikyu e [Literature Toward Society and the Globe] Essays in Commemoration of Professor Nishida Masaru's Retirement, San'ichi Shobo, 1996, pp. 172-177.

"Shin'po no tempuku," serialized in vols 92-98 of Chikyu no ittten kara, a Japanese Language Newsletter. A translation and revision of "The Inversion of Progress" (1985) listed above.

"Depicting Women: The Memoirs and Documentary Films of Atsugi Taka," Intersections, No. 7 (March 2002) online at :

Telling Lives: Female Self-Writing in Modern Japan, University of Hawai'i Press, July 2004.

Changing Lives: The ‘Postwar” in Japanese Women’s Autobiographies and Memoirs,
            Association for Asian Studies, Asia Past and Present: New Research from AAS Series  (scheduled for publication in late 2012)

“Hidden Stories of Ourselves: Reading Japanese Women's Autobiographies,” Harvard
Asia Quarterly, IX: 1&2 (Spring 2005), pp. 42-50.

“Choosing Career, the Single Life and Feminism: Reading Kishino Junko's
Memoir, Things Visible from a Woman’s Perspective,” MP: A
 International Online Feminist Online Journal 1:3 (September, 2005).

“Finding new Pathways: Japanese Women and the End of the Pacific War,” Japan Studies
            Association Journal, Vol. 8, 2010: 146-164.

Book Reviews:
AMPO. ed., Voices from the Japanese Feminist Movement, on the H-JAPAN Listerv, Aug. 16, 1997. See

Helen M. Hopper. A New Woman of Japan: A Political Biography of Kato Shidzue. Transitions: Asian and Asian American. Westview Press, 1996.  xviii + 304 pp., June 22, 1998 H-NET BOOK REVIEW

Barbara, Sato, The New Japanese Woman: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan
            Duram, N.C. and London: Duke University Press, 2003. Journal of Gender Studies, 13:3.

William Johnston, Geisha, Harlot, Star: A Woman, Sex, and Morality in Modern Japan.
(New York: Columbia University Press, 2004). Journal of Asian Studies 64:4 (November, 2005), pp. 1025-27.

Sawa Kurotani.  Home Away from Home: Japanese Corporate Wives in the United States           
              (Durham: Duke University Press 2005). 241 pp., in Journal of Gender Studies.

Aaron Gerow. Visions of Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship,
             1895-1925 (Berkeley, Ca.: UC Press, 2010) Film and History 42, no. 1, (2012): 26-28.