Richard F. Calichman

Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Modern Japanese Literature and Thought

Richard F. Calichman is Professor of Japan Studies at the City College of New York, CUNY. He teaches courses in Japanese film, literature, and language. His publications include Takeuchi Yoshimi: Displacing the West (2004), What Is Modernity? Writings of Takeuchi Yoshimi (2005), Contemporary Japanese Thought (2005), Overcoming Modernity: Cultural Identity in Wartime Japan (2008), The Politics of Culture: Around the Work of Naoki Sakai (2010), The Frontier Within: Writings of Abe Kobo (2013), and Abe Kobo: Time, Writing, Community (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).

He is currently working on two projects: a translation of Abe Kobo’s novel The Beasts Head for Home and a monograph titled The Question of Method in Japan Studies: Literature, History, Philosophy.

He received his BA in English from Colby College in 1988 and his PhD in 2001 from Cornell University.