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Elaine Tashiro Gerbert

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures , Yale University
Primary office:
785-864-9127
Wescoe Hall
Room 2101
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Modern Japanese literature, play in Japan, translation, Japanese language pedagogy

Education

Ph.D., Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures , Yale University

Teaching Interests

  • Modern Japanese
  • Modern Japanese literature
  • Play as a conceptual tool for studying Japanese culture
  • Education in Japan
  • Translation (Jpn to Eng)
  • Visual culture

Research Interests

  • Literature in interwar Japan
  • The culture of play in Japan
  • Education in Japan (and East Asia)

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: ceasma@ku.edu or 785-864-1478.

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