Jingyi Li is a doctorate candidate in Pre-modern Japanese literature and history. She is a University Fellow 2017~2018, as well as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow 2020~2021. She earned her B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature from East China Normal University and M.A. in Pre-modern Japanese Literature from Kyushu University. Her research focuses on Edo period literary history, particularly popular literature. Her current project features intellectual/bunjin communities in the late Edo period. She is also interested in pre-modern Japanese print culture and paleography. Her hobbies are transcribing kuzushiji and cycling.
Graduate Associate Teacher
This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.