Major Research Interests

An authority on the earliest forms of Chinese writing, the so-called oracle-bone inscriptions of the Shang dynasty (late second millennium B.C.), he is now concentrating on the study of bronze incriptions of the Western Zhou dynasty (eleventh to eighth centuries B.C.), tracing the evolution of early Chinese civilization as reflected in texts written in early scripts.

Background

Ph.D. (Washington) — Japanese language and Chinese paleography

Courses Taught

JAPN 311 – Classical Japanese I (A)
JAPN 312 – Classical Japanese I (B)
JAPN 401 – Classical Japanese II
JAPN 406 – Readings in Modern Japanese Fiction
JAPN 408 – Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
JAPN 504