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Satoko Shimazaki

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3709
Office: THH 372



Ph.D. Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, 5/2009

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 08/2012-  
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, 01/2009-05/2012  

Description of Research

Research Specialties

Early modern Japanese theater and literature; print and visual culture; text and performance; gender representations in Kabuki

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum, Waseda University, Guest Researcher



Shimazaki, S. (2016). Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost. New York: Columbia University Press.
Satoko Shimazaki and Keller Kimbrough (Ed.). (2011). Publishing the Stage: Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Center for Asian Studies.

Book Chapter

Shimazaki, S. (2011). Editors’ Introduction: Theater and Publishing in Early Modern Japan. pp. 1-14. Boulder, CO: Publishing the Stage: Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan/ University of Colorado Center for Asian Studies.

Book Review

Shimazaki, S. (2013). Review of G.G. Rowley’s An Imperial Concubine’s Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in 17th Century Japan. Japanese Language and Literature.
Shimazaki, S. (2010). Review of Leith Morton’s The Alien Within: Representation of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature. Japanese Language and Literature.
Shimazaki, S. (2009). Michael Dylan Foster’s Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai. Monumenta Nipponica.

Encyclopedia Article

Shimazaki, S. (2013). History of Japanese Ghosts. An Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters/Ashgate Publishing.

Essay Translation

Shimazaki, S. (2009). Minshuka, insatsu, tekusuto no shakaigaku. (Haruo Shirane, Ed.). Tokyo. Benseisha.

Journal Article

Shimazaki, S. (2015). Fantastic Histories: The Battles of Coxinga and the Preservation of the Ming in Japan. Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. Vol. 9 (1), pp. 17-53.
Shimazaki, S. (2011). The End of the ‘World’: Tsuruya Nanboku IV’s Female Ghosts and Late Tokugawa Kabuki. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol. 66 (no.2), pp. 209-246.
Shimazaki, S. (2008). The Ghost of Oiwa in Actor Prints: Confronting Disfigurement. Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. Vol. 29, pp. 76-97.
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