Japanese Language Program

Matthew Fraleigh

Matthew FraieighAssociate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture
Co-Chair of East Asian Studies Program

Research Interests

  • Classical and modern Japanese literature and language
  • Cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan
  • Literature of travel
  • Sinitic poetry and prose in East Asia


  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Harvard University, AM
  • Stanford University, BAS


  • Visiting Associate Professor, Kyoto University (2016)
  • Japan Foundation Research Fellowship (2015)
  • Association for Asian Studies Japan Research Travel Grant (2014)
  • Invited Scholar - Kyoto University (2012)
  • University of Chicago William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize (2012)
  • Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature (2011)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow (2009)
  • Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow (2005)
  • Blakemore Foundation Grant (2002)
  • Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow (2000)

Select Publications

Select Courses Taught

  • COML 100a: Introduction to Global Literature
  • 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
  • JAPN 160a The Tale of Genji

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