Welcome to
John R Wallace's

Classical Japanese Literature & Culture Public Website

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Find me:
Office — Dwinelle 5110 on the Cal campus
Office Hours

Some of my classes have been podcast in the past. (Please check iTunes University and such places.)
Currently, however, UC Berkeley is not making new classroom podcasts available to the public.

CAL Students:

Tea & Coffee Hour

TIF (Thinking is Fun) Time

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

Reading Companion page for Oe Kenzaburo works

Thinking about taking one of my classes?
Spring 2017 classe descriptions and audio commments by me are here.
I will be teaching EA109 "History of the Culture of Tea in China and Japan" Summer 2017, Session D.

Film modules (in support of EA105 "Romance")
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 2003–2016 by John R. Wallace