Emi Foulk Bushelle

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Early modern Japan; Kokugaku and Japanese nativism; Japanese intellectual history
  • Medieval waka poetics; medieval and early modern Japanese Buddhism

Selected Publications

“Before Nativism: Buddhist Soteriology and Japan-Centrism in the Medieval Japanese Imaginary,” Japan Forum (2020), pp. 1-21.

“Philology for an Enchanted World: Motoori Norinaga and the Study of Japanese Language and Literature in Early Modern Japan,” Philological Encounters 5 (2020), pp. 161–89.

“The Poetics of Nativism: Motoori Norinaga and the Sacralization of Japanese Literature,” Monumenta Nipponica 74:1 (2019), pp. 59–84.

“Motoori Norinaga no gengokan — rei no kanten kara” 本居宣長の言語観礼の観点から (Motoori Norinaga’s Views on Language: From the Perspective of Ritual), Hikaku shisō kenkyū 比較思想研究 40 (March 2014), pp. 155–58.