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Kevin M Doak

Title

Professor and Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair

Department

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
General profile

Portrait

Fax

202-687-2408

Location

306 ICC

Bio

Professor Doak specializes in the study of nationalism and democratic thought and culture in modern Japan, as well as in the literary, cultural and philosophical expressions
of public thought and values. He is co-editor of The Journal of Japanese Studies and sits on the executive board of the Society for Japanese Studies. His writings in Japanese have been prominently published in major Japanese newspapers and journals and cited by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his book Atarashii Kuni E (2013). Professor Doak's current research focusses on issues related to politics and religion (especially Catholicism) in modern Japan, ranging from jurisprudence, fiction and literary works, and theology.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (1989) University of Chicago, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Languages

  • Japanese (speak, read, write)