Yasutaka Maruki

Associate Professor of Japanese


Email: marukiy@pacificu.edu                                    

Phone: 503-352-2867

Office Location: WorlL 203

Office Hours: MWF 3:20-3:50pm, or by appointment

Current Teaching Schedule, Spring 2011:

HUM 213-01 Introduction to Japanese Literature TTH 9:40-11:15 AM TMDE 100


Ph.D., Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies, University of Connecticut, 2006. (Dissertation: “Theater of Eternity: Zeami and Anton Chekhov”)

MA, Towson University

BA, Nihon University

Teaching and Research Interests

Travel Course (Sado Island: Cultural Heritage of Japan)

Noh, Nichiren Buddhism, and Oni Daiko (Ondeko) Folk Festival



Campus Events & Activity

World of Noh: Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (Collections of Richard and Mae Smethurst) with Laurence Kominz at Portland State University: Spring 2007

Hanayui [Chieko Kojima, Yoko Fujimoto and Mitsue Kinjo] and Kaoru Watanabe (Workshop and Performance of Japanese Folk Music): Spring 2008

Crossing Pacific: Asian American Film Showings (Sun Gu Ja: A Century of Korean Pioneers by Ian McCluskey and On Paper Wings by Ilana Sol) with Enie Vaisburd: Spring 2009

A Visit to Dark House Comics in Milwaukie Oregon: Spring 2010

First Senior Summit – Japanese and Japanese Studies Majors (Linfield College, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, Pacific University with Kazuko Ikeda, Christopher Keaveney, Masayuki Itomitsu, Miho Fujiwara, Koji Tanno, and Bruce Suttmeier): Spring 2010

Senior Presenters from Pacific University:

Malia Gonsalves, “芸術の表現:三島由紀夫にとっての命、死、と美”

Edward Lat, “日米の顔文字にみえるコミュニケーションの進化”

Christine Nishida, “貞子が見た世界:原爆と教育”

Justin Phelps, “日本での外来文化の歴史”

Angelica Rockquemore, “私の居場所:日本庭園の研究”

Steven Stoller, “留学体験からの影響、カルチャーショックの研究”

Stephanie Torige, “津軽三味線の歴史と進化”