Japan

Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions

After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at Keio University,...

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2 Divinity Ave. #130B
p: (617) 495-4305
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Fridays 3-4:30 pm by Zoom appointment only, until further notice.
David Atherton

David Atherton

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

David C. Atherton specializes in the study of Japanese literature and culture of the early modern period (also known as the Edo or Tokugawa period,...

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2 Divinity Avenue, room 229
p: (617) 495-8374
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesday 1-3 pm on Zoom and by appointment, email datherton@fas.harvard.edu
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History

Andrew Gordon’s teaching and research focus primarily on modern Japan but he has also taught Japan’s premodern history and courses on comparative history...

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1730 Cambridge St., CGIS #S236
p: (617) 496-4729
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Monday 2-5 and by appointment. Email hannahperry@fas.harvard.edu to schedule an appointment.
Helen Hardacre

Helen Hardacre

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society

Professor Helen Hardacre began the study of Japanese religions as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, and she earned her doctorate from the...

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CGIS South Bldg. S239
p: (617) 496-5844
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on Zoom. Email hardacre@fas.harvard.edu for an appointment time.
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David L. Howell

Department Chair
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese History
On Leave AY 2021-22

Professor David L. Howell grew up in Hilo, Hawai'i. After graduating from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, he studied at Hokkaido University in Sapporo...

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2 Divinity Ave., Department Chair's Office, room 224, enter through room 222.
p: (617) 495-8367
Office Hours: Spring 2021: Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm and by appointment
Wesley Jacobsen

Wesley Jacobsen

Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language
Director of the Japanese Language Program

Professor Wesley Jacobsen was born in Tokyo and raised largely in Japan, returning to the U.S. in his later high school years. After graduating from...

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5 Bryant St. #203
p: (617) 495-2982
Office Hours: MWF 11:00am-12:00pm (Zoom) or by appointment (Zoom or in-person)
Prof. Kuriyama

Shigehisa Kuriyama

Interim Chair, 2021-22
Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History

Shigehisa Kuriyama received his A.B. degree from Harvard's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in 1977 and an A.M. degree in 1978. After...

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2 Divinity #224
p: (617) 496-0926
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Monday 1-3, Chair's Office, room 224