Professor Paul Schalow, a specialist in Japanese literature, teaches courses in the the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Women's Studies at Rutgers. His main research interest is in literary representations of gender, sexuality, and the legacy of war. One of the favorite courses he teaches is "Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb," which focuses on fiction, poetry, and film by survivors of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also teaches a course on East Asian Civilization that addresses language and literacy, Chinese medicine, and material culture in pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan. His publications include a translation and study of Ihara Saikaku's "The Great Mirror of Male Love" and, most recently, A Poetics of Courtly Male Friendship in Heian Japan. Professor Paul Schalow will offer an Honors Section of his SAS Signature course, Global East Asia, in Spring 2016.
Faculty Mentor Program
- Department of Asian Studies