Title

Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture

Degree

Ph.D., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

Classical and modern Japanese literature and language, cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan; literature of travel

Contact Information

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 115
781-736-3229
fraleigh@brandeis.edu

Matthew Fraleigh

Matthew Fraleigh is Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture and chair of the Program in Comparative Literature. His research concerns the literature of early modern and modern Japan, especially kanshibun (Sinitic poetry and prose). His work has appeared in journals such as Japanese Studies, Monumenta Nipponica, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Kokugo kokubun, and the London Review of Books. His annotated translation, New Chronicles of Yanagibashi and Diary of a Journey to the West: Narushima Ryūhoku Reports From Home and Abroad (Cornell, 2010) was awarded the Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize, and in 2012, he received the Sibley Prize for his translation of Ryūhoku's prison essay, Super Secret Tales From the Slammer. His monograph Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and the Uses of Chinese Tradition in Modern Japan is forthcoming from Harvard University Asia Center. He is currently working on a book concerning literary and cultural interaction between Japan and Taiwan.

Publications

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Review." Rev. of Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe: a Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590), by Derek Massarella, ed., and J. F. Moran, trans.. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies vol. 77: 1 2014 (forthcoming)

Fraleigh, Matthew. Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryuhoku and the Uses of Chinese Tradition in Modern Japan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2014. (forthcoming)

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Kanshibun in the Meiji Period and Beyond." The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature. Ed. Haruo Shirane with Tomi Suzuki and David Lurie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013 (forthcoming)

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Late Edo Kanshibun." The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature. Ed. Haruo Shirane, with Tomi Suzuki and David Lurie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013 (forthcoming)

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Monsters! Monsters! Read All About It: A Selection of Fox and Tanuki Tales from Early Meiji Newspapers (1875-86)." A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Modern Metropolis, 1850-1915. Ed. Sumie Jones and Charles Inouye. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2012 (forthcoming)

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Poetry in Meiji Japan, 1870–1900." Rev. of The Poetry of Dialogue: Kanshi, Haiku and Media in Meiji Japan, 1870–1900, by Robert Tuck. Dissertation Reviews 2014

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Vassal of a Deposed Regime: Archetypes of Reclusion in the Poetry of Former Shogunal Official Yaguchi Kensai." East Asian History 38. (2014): 97-124.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Fantastic Tales in Late Imperial China and Tokugawa Japan." Rev. of “The Peony Lantern” and Fantastic Tales in Late Imperial China and Tokugawa Japan: Local History, Religion, and Gender, by Fumiko Jōo. Dissertation Reviews 2013

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Gion in Early Meiji: Narushima Ryūhoku’s A Glimpse of the Capital’s Cats (1874)." Rhetoric and Region: Local Determinants of Literary Expression [PAJLS 14]. Ed. Richard Torrance. West Lafayette, IN: Association for Japanese Literary Studies, 2013. 73-86.

マシュー・フレーリ. "成島柳北の戯文と擬文:『伊都滿底草』から新聞雑録まで [Narushima Ryūhoku’s ‘frivolous’ and ‘parodic’ writings: from Endless Ivy to the newspaper miscellany]." アジア遊学 [Ajia Yūgaku] 162. (2013): 209-220.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Transplanting the Flower of Civilization: the ‘Peony Girl’ and Japan’s 1874 Expedition to Taiwan." International Journal of Asian Studies 9. 2 (2012): 177-209.

Liu Jie; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Sino-Japanese Diplomacy During Cycles of Mutual Antagonism: on the Eve of the Manchurian Incident." Toward a History Beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations. Ed. Daqing Yang, Jie Liu, Hiroshi Mitani, Andrew Gordon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2012. 81-120.

Motegi Toshio; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Modes of Narrating the History of Sino-Japanese Relations: the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century." Toward a History Beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations. Ed. Daqing Yang, Jie Liu, Hiroshi Mitani, Andrew Gordon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2012. 20-52.

Narushima Ryūhoku; trans. Matthew Fraleigh, William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize Winners. Super Secret Tales From the Slammer. The Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago. <http://ceas.uchicago.edu/japanese/Gokunaibanashi.pdf>.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Book Review." Rev. of Tropics of Savagery: the Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame, by Robert Tierney. Japanese Studies vol. 31 2011: 123-126.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Glittering Cities." Rev. of Japan Rising: the Iwakura Embassy to the USA and Europe, by Kume Kunitake. London Review of Books vol. 33.8 April 14, 2011: 25-26.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Japan's First War Reporter: Kishida Ginkō and the Taiwan Expedition." Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia: Studies in Taiwan-Japan Relations. Ed. Adam Clulow. New York: Routledge, 2011. 41-64.

Hamashima Atsutoshi; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Communal Religion in Jiangnan Delta Rural Villages in Late Imperial China." International Journal of Asian Studies 8. 2 (2011): 127-162.

Ikeuchi, Satoru; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Science's arrogance." The New York Times March 20, 2011: Week in Review: Op-Ed 12.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Japan’s First War Reporter: Kishida Ginkō and the Taiwan Expedition." Japanese Studies 30. 1 (2010): 43-66.

Narushima Ryūhoku; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. New Chronicles of Yanagibashi and Diary of a Journey to the West: Narushima Ryūhoku Reports From Home and Abroad. Ithaca, NY: Cornell East Asia Series, 2010.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Book Review." Rev. of Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan, by Laura Nenzi. International Journal of Asian Studies vol. 6 07/01/2009: 237-241.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Crafting a Japanese Don Quixote." Serizawa: Master of Modern Japanese Textile Design. Ed. Joe Earle. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 101-105.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Songs of the Righteous Spirit: 'Men of High Purpose' and Their Chinese Poetry in Modern Japan." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 69. 1 (2009): 109-171.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "The Fire Guard and the Hired Bard: Narushima Ryûhoku's parodic journalism." Parody [PAJLS 10]. Ed. Joshua Mostow and Sharalyn Orbaugh. West Lafayette, IN: Association for Japanese Literary Studies, 2009. 17-31.

Ishigami Eiichi; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Investigation, collection and database development of pre-modern historical materials in Japan." 日本前近代史料の国際的利用環境構築の研究 [Research for building an environment to enhance international use of premodern Japanese historical sources]. Tokyo: University of Tokyo, 2009. 326-335.

マシュー・フレーリ. "柳北の外遊と内遊―空間と時間 [Ryūhoku’s foreign and domestic travels: spatiality and temporality]." 新日本古典文学大系明治編月報 [Shin Nihon koten bungaku taikei Meiji hen geppō] 27 (vol 5). (2009): 4-8.

マシュー・フレーリ. "国際人成島柳北の旅した明治日本 [The Cosmopolitan Narushima Ryūhoku’s travels in Meiji Japan]." 国際日本文学研究集会会議録 [Kokusai Nihon bungaku kenkyū shūkai kaigiroku] 32. (2008): 49-66.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "Wang Zhaojun's New Portrait: Photography in Mid-19th Century Kanshibun." Reading Material: The Production of Narrative genres and Literary Identities (PAJLS). vol. 7 Ed. Dennis Washburn and James Dorsey. West Lafayette, IN: Association for Japanese Literary Studies, 2007. 94-106.

Fraleigh, Matthew. "El ingenioso samurai Don Kihote del Japón: Serizawa Keisuke's Don Quixote Picture Book." Review of Japanese Culture and Society 18. (2006): 87-120.

Hazama Naoki; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "On Liang Qichao's conceptions of gong and si: 'civic virtue' and 'personal virtue' in Xinminshuo." The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao's Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China. Ed. Joshua Fogel. Berkeley: University of California Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, 2004. 205-221.

Maeda Ai; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Ryūhoku in Paris." Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity. Ed. James Fujii. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. 275-294.

Saitō Mareshi; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "Liang Qichao's Consciousness of Language." The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao's Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China. Ed. Joshua Fogel. Berkeley: University of California Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, 2004. 247-271.

Sakamoto Hiroko; trans. Matthew Fraleigh. "The Formation of National Identity in Liang Qichao and its Relationship to Gender." The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao's Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China. Ed. Joshua Fogel. Berkeley: University of California Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, 2004. 272-289.

Fraleigh,Matthew. "Terms of Understanding: the shōsetsu according to Tayama Katai." Monumenta Nipponica 58. 1 (2003): 43-78.

マシュー・フレーリ. "成島柳北の洋行―「航西日乗」の諸コンテクスト [Narushima Ryūhoku's Western travels: contextualizing Kōsei nichijō]." 國語國文 [Kokugo kokubun] 7. 11 (2002): 1-55.

マシュー・フレーリ. "航西の東道主人―成島柳北「航西日乗」とそれ以前の海外紀行文 [Eastern Guides to the West: Narushima Ryūhoku’s Kōsei nichijō and its overseas travelogue predecessors]." 京都大学国文学論叢 [Kyōto Daigaku kokubungaku ronsō] 8. (2002): 64-92.

Fraleigh,Matthew. "Narushima Ryūhoku." Modern Japanese Writers. Ed. Jay Rubin. New York: Scribners, 2001. 313-330.

Courses Taught

JAPN 120a Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature
JAPN 120b Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
JAPN 125b Putting Away Childish Things: Coming of Age in Modern Japanese Literature and Film
JAPN 130a The Literature of Multicultural Japan
JAPN 135a Screening National Images: Japanese Film and Anime in Global Context
JAPN 140a The World of Early Modern Japanese Literature
JAPN 145a The World of Classical Japanese Literature