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Kimberly Kono

Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Kim Kono


Dewey Hall 306


Kimberly Kono teaches courses on modern Japanese language, literature and culture.

Her book Romance, Family and Nation in Japanese Colonial Literature (Palgrave, 2010) examines the tropes of romance, family and marriage in Japanese literature produced in colonial Taiwan, Korea and Manchuria during the 1930s and 1940s. Other research interests include feminist and postcolonial theory, travel writing and Japanese popular culture.

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Spring 2024
On sabbatical.


Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks