AAS @ Hawai’i!

I am presenting this week at the Association for Asian Studies 2022, held live after two years now. I am so honored to be part of this amazing crew of scholars and to be able to meet and interact with all of them in an amazing place such as Hawai'i. PANEL F20Area of Study: JapanJapanese... Leer más →

New academic paper!

Let me all share with you the latest issue of the journal Japan Studies Review (JSR) in which you will find my paper “Ishikawa Tatsuzō and Shimazaki Tōson: Two Writers/Travelers to South America in the Eye of Imperial Discourse”, a comparison of these two writer's travels to Argentina and Brazil in the 1930s. I hope... Leer más →

My conference at the AAS2021!

I am giving this conference for the Asian Studies Conference 2021 (tomorrow 10:00 am EDT, 11:00 am GMT, today 11:00 pm JST). It is a great honor to be part of an eavent that gathers the most important Asian scholars in the world and a unique opportunity to present my research about the connections between... Leer más →

Movements & (Dis)placements

Dear tomodachis, this Friday at 6 pm in Miami timezone I will be participating in this colloquium for Florida International Univesity. I will talk about how and why to become an Asian studies specialist and I will show a bit of my recently-finished doctoral research. It's open to the public so please, feel free to... Leer más →

Arai Hakuseki’s Patagonia (1713)

My supervisor: Make sure you quote from the original version. The original version: But with the help of some modernized sources, I was still able to do it. This is Arai Hakuseki’s Seiyō Kibun, a book of world geography of 1713 that the author based on his conversations with the Italian missionary to Asia, Giovanni... Leer más →

New paper published!

Hi, everyone! Pretty happy to have my article "Nakagami Kenji and Latin American Literature: Charting an Imagined Frontier" published for the journal Transcommunication. You can download it from this link! Hope it's useful to bring light onto Nakagami's oeuvre and onto the relationship of Japanese and Latin American literatures.

Multifaceted literary critic Katō Shūichi on Mexico

"My first impressions of Mexico were of course not limited to my experiences with the two exiles I met [Frederick Vanderbilt Field and Sano Seki]. With its roots in pre-Columbian civilization, the country's culture –and in particular its architecture and sculpture– was far more refined, more regionally varied, and more magnificent than that of indigenous... Leer más →

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