East Asian Studies Department
School of Languages, Literature and Culture
University of Maryland - College Park
Satoru Hashimoto received his Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2014. His dissertation, “Afterlives of the Culture: Engaging with the Trans-East Asian Cultural Tradition in Modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese Literatures, 1880s-1940s,” examined how modern literature in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan in the late-19th to the early-20th centuries was practiced within contexts of these countries’ deeply interrelated cultural traditions. Prior to coming to Harvard, he earned a BA and MA in French literature and culture at the University of Tokyo. He has published articles in English, Japanese, and Chinese on topics including trans-East Asian comparative literature, comparative modern Chinese and Western aesthetics, literary classics and civil society, and French surrealism. He is currently working his dissertation into a book, while undertaking a second project entitled Stateless Time: A Transcultural History of Postwar East Asia, 1945-1953, which will examine the transcultural memories of colonialism and war in East Asia in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.