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Kevin M Doak


Professor and Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures


most recent book: Xavier's Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture. For more information go to

current research: Catholic thought in modern Japan, with an emphasis on the literature of Sono Ayako, the philosophy of Yoshimitsu Yoshihiko, and the natural law theory of Tanaka Kotaro, literature of Endo Shusaku, and study of politics of national symbols, particular the state (kokka).