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Robert Tuck

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Asst. Prof, Modern Japanese Literature
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202

Robert Tuck studies 19th century Japanese literature and culture, especially Sino-Japanese literary genres and cultural relations. His first book, “Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in 19th Century Japan,” was published in July 2018 by Columbia University Press. His next project is a complete translation of and monograph on arguably the most widely-read text of 19th Century Japan, Rai Sanyo’s “Nihon gaishi” (An Unofficial History of Japan, 1827). Tuck is an assistant professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.


Ph.D. Modern Japanese Literature, Columbia University

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 401Reading Modern Japanese Texts
JPN 492Honors Directed Study
CHI 501East Asian Humanities
JPN 501East Asian Humanities
JPN 590Reading and Conference
JPN 592Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 394Special Topics
JPN 401Reading Modern Japanese Texts
JPN 592Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 401Reading Modern Japanese Texts
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