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 2022: Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm in person and Thursday 3:00-4:30 pm on Zoom by appointment only
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 2022: In person on Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm
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: Fall 2022: Monday 1:30-4:00 pm and by appointment. Email hannahperry@fas.harvard.edu to schedule an appointment.
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David L. Howell

Department Chair
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese History

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: Fall 2022: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm in room 224 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: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:00 - 1:15 pm (by appointment at 5 Bryant #203 or by Zoom)
Prof. Kuriyama

Shigehisa Kuriyama

Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History
On leave 2022-23

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: Spring 2022: Sign up for appointments at https://calendly.com/hkuriyam/spring-office-hours?month=2022-01
Melissa McCormick

Melissa McCormick

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Japanese Art and Culture
Harvard College Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Melissa McCormick earned a dual B.A. in art history and Japanese language and literature from the University of Michigan (1990), her Ph.D. in Japanese Art...

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2 Divinity Ave. #219
p: (617) 496-2276
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Tuesday 1:00 - 2:45 pm by appointment: visit https://calendly.com/mccorm