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Mike Sugimoto Faculty Profile

Mike Sugimoto

Professor of Asian Studies
International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College
PLC 187


  • PhD, Modern Japanese Literature and Aesthetic Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999
  • MA, Premodern Japanese Literature, Cornell University, 1989
  • BA, East Asian Social Science, Japanese Literature, University of Minnesota, 1987


  • The Fifty-Year War: Rashomon, After Life, and Japanese Film Narratives of Remembering. Japan Studies review, Vol VII, 2003.
  • Translating Literature and Japan, Inventio: Creative Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Spring 2003 Vol 5, Issue 1
  • Nation as Artwork: The Modernist Aesthetics/Poetics of Hagiwara Sautaro, National Identities (forthcoming)
  • Western Lyricism and the Uses of Theory in Premodern Japanese Literature, Comparative Literatures, Studies, Vol 39, No 4, 2002. 4 mike_sugimoto Hagiwara Sautaro and the Mad Dog of National Narratives, Journal of the Association for the interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, 7.1-2 (Autumn 2001-Sprint 2002). 5 mike_sugimoto The Illness of Prose: Hagiwara Sakutaro and the status of Poetry in the Modern, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Fall 2002, volume 4, number 1. 6 mike_sugimoto Japan as Poetic Trave: the Japanese Romanticism of Hagiwara Sakutaro, Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Selected Papers, 2002.
  • Oliver Stones' JFK and the Loss of Social Memory, Film & History: An Interdisciplinary journal of Film and TV Studies CD-ROM Annual. March 2001
  • James Dolliver Seminar on Nationalism (University of Puget Sound), 2003
  • Martin Nelson Summer Research/Study Grant (University of Puget Sound) 2002
  • Burlington Northern Curriculum Grant (University of Puget Sound) 2001
  • Northwest language Consortium Mellon Project Fellowship (University of Puget Sound), 2000
  • Faculty Research Grant (University of Puget Sound), 2000
  • Martin Nelson Summer Research/Study Grant (University of Puget Sound), 1999
  • Burlington Northern Curriculum Grant (University of Puget Sound), 1998
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Cornell University), 1992
  • Robert J. Smith Fellowship (Cornell University), 1990
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Cornell University), 1989
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Cornell University), 1988
  • C.V. Starr Fellowship (Cornell University), 1987
  • Phi Beta Kappa (University of Minnesota), 1987
  • Mellon Fellowship for Minority Scholars, 1987
  • Birkelo Fellowship (University of Minnesota), 1986
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association of Teachers of Japanese
  • Association for Japanese Literary Studies
  • ASIANetwork (a consortium of 120 liberal arts colleges)
  • Japan Policy Research Institute
  • Association of the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts
  • Film and History League
  • Society for Cinema Studies


  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Society
  • Japanese and Asian Film
  • Film and Memory; the Imagination of Disaster
  • Asia in Motion
  • Postmodernism and Japan
  • Nationalism and Japanese Literature