Professor
Asian Languages & Civilizations

Education

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1991
M.A., Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan, 1981

CAS Speaker Bureau Topic(s)

Modern and contemporary literature and culture of Japan and Taiwan; gender and media studies in Japan; transnational/comparative topics in East Asia; colonialism in East Asia

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia
Literature and the Arts

Profile

Faye Yuan Kleeman 阮斐娜 received her M.A. from Ochanomizu University (Tokyo) in 1981 and her Ph.D. 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 (zainichiburaku) literature, and Japanese colonial literature. Major publications include Under an Imperial Sun (Hawaii, 2003), Dainihon teikoku no kureōru (Keiō UP, 2007), and numerous articles in English, Japanese, and Chinese. She is the graduate director for the Japanese program.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. “The Unbearable, Endless Anxiety of Eating: Food Consumption in Japan after 3.11.” In Nancy Stalker ed. Devouring Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015. “Chain Reactions—Japanese Colonialism and Global Cosmopolitanism in East Asia.” In Gregory Bracken ed., Asian Cities: Colonial to Global, 143-158. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.

2014. “Body (Language) Across the Sea: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Embodiment of Post/colonial Modernity.” In Ping-hui Liao and Shu-mei Shih, eds., Comparatizing Taiwan, 202-229. London and New York: Routledge.

June 2014. “Jiaocuo dianzhi de ‘bianchui’ yuyan yu ‘zhongxin’ yuyan: Liwei Yingxiong de kuayu jülü” 交錯顛置的「邊陲」語言與「中心」語言──李維英雄的跨語鞠旅 (Crisscrossing between ‘Peripheral’ language and ‘Central’ language: Trans-lingual Journey of Hideo Levy.)” In Duowenhua jiaoliu 多文化交流, vol. 6: 49-63.

Translation (from Japanese to English)

2014. “Nagasaki Hiroshi: The Conviction for Victory.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 212-213. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Niigaki Kōichi: The Legacy of Japanese Literature.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 213-214. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Kanagawa Kiyoshi: The Establishment of Colonial Subject Literature.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 214-215. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Kōno Yoshihiko: Purification of the Sentiments of Imperial Subjects.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 215-216. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Nishikawa Mitsuru: Military Deployment of Literary Journals (A Summary).” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 217-218. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Takayama Bonseki [Chen Huoquan]: On Colonial Subject Literature.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 218. New York City: Columbia University Press.

2014. “Murata Yoshimitsu: Literature for Young Citizens.” In Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang and Michelle Yeh, eds., Sourcebook of Taiwan Literature, 218-219. New York City: Columbia University Press.

Invited Article

September 2015. “Lūri taiji zuojia lueitan旅日台籍作家略談.” In Lianhewenxue 聯合文學 , No 371: 120-123.

Articles Translated and Published in Other Languages

阮斐娜著 劉超譯. “文士、浪人、說唱傳統及近代中日間的文化互動:以宮崎滔天爲個 案.”《域外漢籍研究集刊》vol.10.