Faye Yuan Kleeman 阮斐娜 received her MA from Ochanomizu University (Tokyo) in 1981 and her PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991. She taught at the City University of New York, University of California at Riverside, and the College of William and Mary before joining the University of Colorado in 1998. She has been a visiting scholar at Chūō University (1989), Academia Sinica (1999, 2005), and the University of Tokyo (2000, 2006, 2010). She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including funding from the Japanese Ministry of Education (1978-81), Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Grant (1989), the NEH Research Grant (1999), the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (1999, 2005), the Japan Foundation Research Grant (2000, 2006), Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship (2009), and European Consortium of Humanity Studies (2013). She has served in national and international organizations as the President of the Association of Japanese Language Teachers of Colorado, President of the Division of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the MLA, and on the Executive Board of the North East Asia Council of AAS. Her research focuses on modern Japanese literature and culture, especially postwar fiction and film, women writers, minority (zainichi, buraku) literature, and Japanese colonial literature. Major publications include Under an Imperial Sun (Hawaii, 2003), Dainihon teikoku no kureōru (Keiō UP, 2007), In Transit: Formation of an East Asian Cultural Sphere (Hawaii, 2014) and numerous articles in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Modern Japanese literature and culture, postwar fiction and film, women writers and minority literature, Japanese colonial literature