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Li, Jingyi
Graduate Associate

I am a doctorate candidate studying early modern Japanese literature and history. I am a University Fellow 2017~2018, as well as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow 2022~2023. My dissertation project examines the transforming interpretation of bunjin literati in nineteenth-century Japan and the role of popular literature during Japan's construction of national and cultural identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, my project discusses literati's economic roles through their participation in shogakai, or calligraphy and painting gatherings in the nineteenth century. 

I am also interested in book history and the education of early modern Japanese paleography (kuzushiji). In addition, I have been a podcast host for the New Books Network Japanese Studies channel since 2020.

Recent Publications:

“The Master in the Clouds: Imagining Li Yu in Early Modern Japan.” Japanese Language and Literature 56, no. 1 (March 18, 2022): 185–207. https://doi.org/10.5195/jll.2022.213.

Currently Teaching

JPN 272 – Japanese Civilization

The study of the evolution of Japanese social values, aesthetic expression, religion and political institutions in order to understand Japan's cultural heritage and contemporary society.