Comparative Literature and Culture／Cultural Exchange and Conflict between East and West／History of the French Concession in Shanghai
Recent Research Interests
I am studying cultural exchange and conflict between East and West, especially on cases in Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo or Kyoto. My doctoral thesis was on the journey of the famous poet Mitsuharu Kaneko(1891-1975) and his wife, Michiyo Mori (1896-1977, a novelist) in China, France, and South Asia. I am doing research also on the history of the French Concession in Shanghai. I have investigated Lyceum Theater which used to see plenty of dramas and concerts from multiple countries and cultures. Now I am very interested in a newspaper in French, Le Journal de Shanghai which was published during 1927 ~1945.