Summer 2016 Site:
Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lunch provided daily
The Ohio State University,
Hagerty Hall, Room 145
1775 College Road
Upon request, on-campus housing will be provided free of charge for participants who reside more than 30 miles away from seminar site.
2016 Seminar Format & Content
This seminar will draw on a variety of formats (lecture, discussion, guest speakers and visual materials, among others) and address topics such as East Asian history, culture, art, politics, current events, literature and more of China, Japan and Korea.
OPTIONAL: Graduate Credit
Interested participants may opt to purchase graduate credit from The Ohio State University in Summer 2016. Successful completion of the seminar is worth two graduate credits. Regular OSU graduate tuition rates apply and can be found at:
About the 2016 Lead Instructor
Anne Sokolsky is an Associate Professor of East Asian Literature at Ohio Wesleyan University in the Department of Comparative Literature. She has been at Ohio Wesleyan University since 2006 and became chair of the Comparative Literature department in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Japanese from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. Prior to Ohio Wesleyan University, she taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her love of East Asian literature is a result of the time she spent in Japan in 1989 as an Assistant English Teacher (AET) with the Japan Exchange of Teaching Program (JET). She lived in Japan for 7 years. She also spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 1986 – 1988, where she learned Moroccan Arabic. Her current research interests focus on Taiwanese writers who wrote in Japanese during the Japanese colonization of Taiwan from 1895 -1945. She has written several articles and book chapters on Japanese literature. Her book From New Woman Writer to Socialist: The Life and Selected Writings of Tamura Toshiko from 1936-1938 (Brill 2015) is about one of Japan’s early feminist writers who also wrote about Japanese immigrants living in North America. She is currently writing a memoir/biography about her grandfather George E. Sokolsky, who was a journalist in China from 1918 to 1931 and worked for Sun Yat-sen. Anne Sokolsky lives in Delaware, Ohio with her dog Chester, who is sometimes spotted wearing a Japanese kimono. For more information, please visit her website: https://www.owu.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-of-comparative-literature/faculty-staff/anne-e-sokolsky/