Sample Dissertation Titles

2010
11-Feb-10Thompson, MathewShirane, HaruoThe Tales of Yoshitsune: A Study of Genre, Narrative Paradigms, and Cultural Memory in Medieval and Early Modern Japan
2009
11-Feb-09Han, EricCarol GluckNarrating community in Yokohama Chinatown : 1894-1972 
21-Oct-09Jaundrill, ColinCarol Gluck
20-May-09Moore, HayesShang, WeiTransfixing Forms : the culture of Chinese poetry and poetics in modern Chinese literary history
20-May-09Shimazaki, SatokoShirane, HaruoShadows of Jealousy: Nanboku’s Yotsuya kaidan and the Tradition of Female Ghosts in Japanese Culture
11-Feb-09Yasar, KerimAnderer, PaulElectrified voices : media technology and discourse in modern Japan
2008
21-May-08Takeuchi, AkikoShirane, HaruoRitual, Storytelling, and Zeami's Reformation of Noh Drama: Issues in Representation and Performance
21-May-08Rea, ChristopherWang, DavidA history of laughter : comic culture in early twentieth-century China
21-May-08Hill, MichaelShang, WeiLin Shu, Inc. translation, print culture, and the making of an icon in modern China
Oct-15-08Feng, LindaShang, Wei
Oct-15-08Oh, Se-MiHaboush, Ja HyunConsuming the Modern : the everyday in colonial Seoul, 1915-1937
21-May-08Davis, TimothyShang, WeiPotent stone : entombed epigraphy and memorial culture in early medieval China
2007
17-Oct-07Zhang, EnhuaWang, DavidCartographies of Revolution : space, politics, and cultural representation in modern China (1919-1969)
17-Oct-07Marcon, FedericoGluck, CarolThe Names of nature : the development of natural history in Japan, 1600-1900 
17-Oct-07Kim, Charles R.Armstrong, CharlesUnlikely revolutionaries : South Korea's first generation and the student protests of 1960
17-Oct-07Emmerich, Michael DavidShirane, HaruoReplacing the text : translation, canonization, and the Tale of Genji
17-May-07Cook, Alexander C.Zelin, MadeleineUnsettling accounts : the trial of the gang of four : narratives of justice and humanity in the aftermath of China's Cultural Revolution
16-May-07Wang, XiaojueWang, DavidCrossing 1949 : the politics of schizophrenia in literature, history, and society of cold war China
16-May-07Lineberger, Scott AlexanderShirane, HaruoThe Genesis of Haikai : transforming the Japanese poetic tradition through parody 
7-Feb-07Frost, Dennis J.Pflugfelder, GregorySeeing Stars : sports celebrity, identity, and body culture in modern Japan
2006
18-Oct-06Ross, KerrySmith, HenryBetween art and industry : hobby photography and middle-class life in early twentieth-century Japan
18-Oct-06Tackett, NicholasHymes, RobertThe transformation of medieval Chinese elites, 850-1000 C.E.
18-Oct-06Wu, I-HsienShang, WeiThe journey of The Stone : experience, writing, and enlightenment
17-May-06Kim, BonnieLedyard, Gari"Closed" Encounters : the arrival of the West in nineteenth-century Korea
17-May-06Koh, Khee HeongHymes, RobertEast of the river and beyond : a study of Xue Xuan (Xue Xuan,1389-1464) and the Hedong School
17-May-06Song, WeijieWang, DavidMapping modern Beijing : a literary and cultural topography, 1900s-1950s
17-May-06Stoneman, JackShirane, HaruoConstructing Saigyō̄ : poetry, biography, and medieval reception 
8-Feb-06Kallander, GeorgeLedyard, GariFinding the heavenly way : Ch'oe Che-u, Tonghak and religion in late Chosŏn Korea
2005
19-Oct-05Newhard, JamieShirane, HaruoGenre, secrecy and the book : a history of late medieval and early modern literary scholarship on Ise monogatari
19-Oct-05Saito, SatoruSuzuki, TomiAllegories of detective fiction : confession, social mobility, and the modern Japanese novel, 1880-1930
19-Oct-05Song, MingweiWang, DavidLong live youth : national rejuvenation and the Chinese Bildungsroman, 1900-1958
18-May-05Duthie, TorquilShirane, HaruoPoetry and kingship in ancient Japan 
18-May-05Laffin, ChristinaShirane, HaruoWomen, travel, and cultural production in Kamakura Japan : a socio-literary ananlysis of Izayoi nikki and Towazugatari 
2004
20-Oct-04Berry, MichaelWang, DavidA history of pain : literary and cinematic mapping of violence in modern China 
20-Oct-04Kim, JoyHaboush, Ja HyunRepresenting slavery : Class and status in late Chosŏn Korea
20-Oct-04Lanza, FabioZelin, MadeleineLearning politics locating student activism in Beijing 1917-1923
20-Oct-04Mickey, GeorgiaZelin, MadeleinePolitics and reform : the Bank of China and its shareholders, 1904-1919
20-Oct-04Scanlon, MichaelShirane, HaruoLiterary evolution in the country of eight islands : towards a Darwinian understanding of later Japanese narrative
20-Oct-04Schonebaum, AndrewShang, WeiFictional medicine : diseases, doctors and the curative properties of Chinese fiction 
20-Oct-04Skabelund, AaronPflugfelder, GregoryLoyalty and civilization : a canine history of Japan, 1850-2000
19-May-04Poole, JanetAnderer, PaulColonial interiors : modernist fiction of Korea
2003
15-Oct-03D'Argenio, LindaShang, WeiBureaucrats, gentlemen, poets : the role of poetry in the literati culture of tenth-eleventh century China, 960-1022
21-May-03Commons, AnneShirane, HaruoThe Canonization of Hitomaro : paradigm of the poet as God 
21-May-03Flueckiger, PeterShirane, HaruoPoetry, culture, and social harmony in eigtheenth-century Japanese literary thought : the Sorai school and its critics
21-May-03O'Brien, SuzanneGluck, Carol"Custom-izing" daily life in Meiji Japan
21-May-03Tsai, EarlShang, Wei
2002
13-Feb-02Levine, AriHymes, RobertA house in darkness : the politics of history and the language of politics in the late Northern Song, 1068-1104
16-Oct-02Weinstein, JohnWang, DavidDirecting laughter : modes of modern Chinese comedy, 1907-1997
22-May-02Weisfogel, JaretHymes, RobertConfucians, the Shih class, and the Ming imperium : uses of canonical and dynastic authority in Kuan Chih-tao's , 1536-1608 proposals for following the men of former times to safeguard custons, Ts'ung-hsien wei-su i
22-May-02Xu, GangWang, DavidThe sentimental education of Chinese modernity : Qing in Chinese fiction from the late Ming to the turn of the millennium
16-Oct-02Zwicker, JonathanAnderer, PaulTears of blood : melodrama, the novel, and the social imaginary in nineteenth-century Japan
2001
14-Feb-01Chen, LingcheiWang, DavidThe right to copy and the copyright : cultural identity, hybridity, and authenticity
14-Feb-01Crowley, CherylShirane, HaruoHaikai poet Yosa Buson, 1716-1783, and the back to Bashô movement
16-May-01Field, AndrewZelin, MadeleineA night in Shanghai : nightlife and modernity in semicolonical China, 1919-1937
17-Oct-01Flaherty, DarrylGluck, CarolOrganizing for influence : lawyers associations and Japanese politics, 1868-1945 
16-May-01Fukumori, NaomiShirane, HaruoThe politics of amusement :|b reading Sei Shônagon's Makura no sôshi (The pillow book) in historical perspective
16-May-01Jones, MarkGluck, CarolChildren as treasures : childhood and the middle class in early twentieth century Japan
17-Oct-01Khu, JosephineZelin, MadeleineThe making of a frontier : the Qing military in Taiwan, 1684-1783
14-Feb-01Levy, IndraAnderer, PaulSirens of the Western shore : Westernesque women and translation on modern Japanese literature
16-May-01Lurie, DavidShirane, HaruoThe origins of writing in early Japan : from the 1st to the 8th century
17-Oct-01Miller, HarrisonZelin, MadeleineState versus society in late imperial China, 1572-1644
2000
17-May-00Heldt, GustavShirane, HaruoComposing courtiers : Ki no Tsurayuki's poetic visions of gender, writing, and ritual at the Heian court
17-May-00Huss, AnnWang, DavidOld tales retold : contemporary Chinese fiction and the classical traditions
17-May-00Kang, XiaofeiHymes, RobertPower on the margins : the cult of the fox in late imperial China 
18-Oct-00Rojas, CarlosDavid WangFlowers in the mirror : vision, gender, and reflections on Chinese modernity
17-May-00Vincent, JamesAnderer, PaulWriting sexuality : heteronormativity, homophobia and the homosocial subject in modern Japan
18-Oct-00Visser, RobinWang, DavidThe urban subject in the literary imagination of twentieth century China
1999
10-Feb-99Cartelli, Mary AnneHymes, RobertThe poetry of Mount Wutai : Chinese Buddhist verse from Dunhuang
10-Feb-99Huang, Martha ElizabethHsia, Chih-TsingThresholds of modernity : preface to the May Fourth magazines and the modern Chinese literary canon 
19-May-99Eddinger, Pammy YueAnderer, PaulFrom obsession to deliverance : the evolving landscape of the feminine psyche in the works of Enchi Fumiko
19-May-99Richter, Giles MartialSmith II, HenryMarketing the word : publishing entrepreneurs in Meiji Japan, 1870-1912
20-Oct-99Hill, Christopher LaingAnderer, PaulNational history and the world of nations : writing Japan, France, the United States, 1870-1900
20-Oct-99Stevenson, Miwha LeeLedyard, GariWebs of signification : representation as social transformation in the mural tombs of Koguryo
1998
11-Feb-98Liu, JianmeiWang, David
21-Oct-98Dooling, Amy D.Wang, DavidFeminism and narrative strategies in early twentieth-century Chinese women's writing
1997
12-Feb-97Bialock, David TheodoreShirane, HaruoPeripheries of power : voice, history, and the construction of imperial and sacred space in the tale of the Heike and other medieval and Heian historical texts
12-Feb-97Carpenter, John ThomasRuch, BarbaraFujiwara no Yukinari and the development of Heian court calligraphy
12-Feb-97Lippit, Seiji MizutaAnderer, PaulJapanese modernism and the destruction of literary form : the writings of Akutagawa, Yokomitsu, and Kawabata
12-Feb-97Zimmerman, Eve KathleenAnderer, PaulA language of rebellion : myth, violence and identity in the fiction of Nakagami Kenji 
15-Oct-97Collins, Kevin Ke.Shirane, HaruoSeizing spirits : the chinkon ritual and early Japanese literature
15-Oct-97de Pee, ChristianHymes, RobertNegotiating marriage : weddings, text, and ritual in Song and Yuan dynasty China, 10th through 14th century
15-Oct-97Harris, Kristine MarieZelin, MadeleineSilent speech : envisioning the Nation in early Shanghai cinema 
1996
14-Feb-96Schmid, Andre H.Gari LedyardConstructing independence : Nation and identity in Korea, 1895-1910 
15-May-96Laughlin, Charles AndrewDavid WangNarrating the nation : the aesthetics of historical experience in Chinese reportage literature, 1919-1966
15-May-96Oberst, Zhihong LiangHymes, RobertChinese economic statecraft and economic ideas in the Song period, 960-1279
16-Oct-96Liu, Hsiang-KwangHymes, RobertEducation and society : the development of public and private institutions in Hui-chou, 960-1800 
1995
1994
19-May-94Cipris, Ljubomir R.Donald KeeneRadiant carnage : Japanese writers on the war against China 
19-May-94Hamill Sato, Barbara B.Carol Gluck
19-May-94Qiu, PeipeiHaruo ShiranePoetics of the natural : a study of Taoist influence on Bashō
19-May-94Shu, YunzhongDavid WangBuglers on the home front : the literary practice of the Qiyue School 
19-May-94Tanner, Harold MilesMadeline ZelinCrime and punishment in China, 1979-1989
19-May-94Wakui, TakashiPaul AndererProsody, diction, and lyricism in modern Japanese poetry
19-Oct-94Guarino Osterman, MarieWT de Bary
19-Oct-94Tung, Jowen RouphanDavid Wang
1993
10-Feb-93Neskar, Ellen GailHymes, RobertThe cult of worthies: a study of shrines honoring local Confucian worthies in the Sung dynasty (960-1279)
10-Feb-93Sukhu, GopalPaul RouzerAttraction, reversal and repulsion : prolegomena to the Li Sao
19-May-93Ericson, Joan ElainPaul AndererHayashi Fumiko and Japanese Women’s Literature
20-Oct-93Dodd, Stephen HowardPaul AndererAn embracing vision : representations of the countryside in early twentieth-century Japanese literature
20-Oct-93Ng, Janet Mui-FongDavid WangAutobiography in modern Chinese literature (1911-1950) [microform] : forms of literary expression of the self in society