Welcome to
John R Wallace's

Classical Japanese Literature & Culture Public Website

I also have a membership page at Humanities Commons that introduces me: https://hcommons.org/members/johnrobertwallace/

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Find me:
Office — Dwinelle 5110 on the Cal campus
Office Hours
*Updated April 29, 2018

Some of my classes have been podcast in the past. (Please check iTunes University and such places.)
However, UC Berkeley is no longer making classroom podcasts available to the public.

CAL Students:

Tea & Coffee Hour

(Group not meeting Fall 2017)

TIF (Thinking is Fun) Time

(Group not meeting Fall 2017)

(Titles, people, places, terms in Premodern and Modern Japanese literature)

Reading Companion page for Oe Kenzaburo works

Thinking about taking one of my classes?

Some of my class descriptions and audio commments by me are here.

In Spring 2018  will be teaching
J7B "Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture"
J155 "Modern Japanese Literature"
EA105 "Core Romantic Values in East Asian Premodern Literature and Contemporary Film"

In Summer 2018, Session D, I will again teach EA105

Film modules (in support of EA105 "Core Romantic Values")
2046 | 3-Iron | Chunhyang | Dolls | Farewell my Concubine (currently no support page) | House of Flying Daggers | Norwegian Wood | Three Times | Tokyo Sonata (currently no support page) | Tony Takitani (currently no page)

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More or less permanent pages

These panels lead to pages on the imperial poetry collection Selection of Poems Old and New (Kokin waka shū), The Tale of Genji and Heian culture, and The Tale of Heike. Each of these was developed for lecture series at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco or for classes at UC-Berkeley but have been modified over time. They are intended for a general audience.




Contents of these pages copyright 2003–2017 by John R. Wallace