Professor of Japanese, Chair
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During the Spring Semester 2014 Thomas Rohlich will continue to serve as Chair of the Department. His teaching and research interests are in premodern Japanese literature and culture, and the city of Kyoto, which was Japan's capital for over 1,000 years and remains today a vibrant city of over one million people. He enjoys getting back to Japan, especially Kyoto, whenever he can.
In Spring Semester 2014 he will teach EAL360 Sec 1, the Department’s Japan seminar with the topic “Literature, Art, and Culture in Edo Japan." The class meets Tuesday afternoons from 3-4:50 in Hatfield Hall 205. At least one seminar in their area of specialization is a requirement for juniors and seniors majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the course is also open to other juniors and seniors with appropriate background.