Prof. Massimiliano Tomasi
Major & Minor Advisor
East Asian Studies Program Director
Professor of Japanese
Professor Tomasi has an M.A in Japanese language pedagogy and a Ph.D. in Japanese from Nagoya University. He has been on the Western faculty since 1997. His area of expertise includes modern Japanese literature and rhetoric. He is the author of Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style (University of Hawaii Press, 2004), The Literary Theory of Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) and the Development of Feminist Discourse in Modern Japan (Mellen, 2008), and The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity (Routledge, 2018).
Prof. Tomasi has led Western students to Europe five times between 2008 and 2012. This will be his fourth time leading a group to Japan.