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Sachi Schmidt-Hori

Sachi Schmidt-Hori

Assistant Professor (Japanese)
B.A. Obirin University; M.A. (Japanese Linguistics), University of Washington; Ph. D. (Japanese Literature), University of Washington

  • Joined the faculty in 2015

Academic Interests

  • Premodern Japanese literature; sociolinguistics; teaching Japanese as a foreign language

Selected Courses

  • JAPN 63.02: Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Premodern Japan
  • JAPN 41: 村上春樹作品を通して見る現代日本社会 (Critiquing Modern Japan through the Works of Murakami Haruki)
  • JAPN 61: Languages and Scripts of Gender, Class, and Nation

Selected Publications

  • "The New Lady-in-Waiting is a Chigo: Sexual Fluidity and Dual Transvestism in a Medieval Buddhist Acolyte Tale." Japanese Language and Literature Vol. 43, No. 2 (October 2009): 383-423.
  • "The Boy Who Lived: The Transfigurations of Chigo in the Medieval Japanese Short Story Ashibiki." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Vol. 75, No. 2 (December 2015) (forthcoming).