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

Fraleigh, Matthew. Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and Sinitic Literary Traditions in Modern Japan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016.

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.

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 

Affiliated Departments/Programs

Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature and Culture

East Asian Studies

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