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Haruo Shirane

Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature, Department of East Asian Language and Cultures, Columbia University

Governing Board Member, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (1992–1996)

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Areas of Interest: Japanese literature and cultural history, particularly classical and early modern literature, with special interest in prose fiction, poetry, and literary theory; the interaction between popular and elite cultures; issues of cultural memory and language; ecocriticism and cultural constructions of nature.