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Robert Huey

Huey_For_EALL_websiteProfessor, Japanese LiteratureMoore Hall 387
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-7283
Fax: (808) 956-9515

      I continue to work in classical and medieval waka, but my current project involves how traditional Japanese literature and culture was practiced and deployed in the Ryukyu Kingdom both as pastime and diplomatic tool.  Since 2009 I have been serving as a member of the University of the Ryukyu’s Management Council.  

Educational Background

Ph.D.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Japanese), 1985

M.A.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Japanese), 1980

M.A.; Stanford University, East Asian Studies, 1979

B.A.; University of Puget Sound, French, 1973

Research Areas

  • Classical and medieval Japanese poetry
  • Japanese culture in the Ryukyu Kingdom
  • Okinawan Studies

Selected Bibliography

“Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi: Twice Born; Suggestions for Further Research,”International Journal of Okinawan Studies,Vol. 4 No. 2, December 2013, pp.65- 78

The Making of Shinkokinshū (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Asia Center, 2002), xx + 480 pp.

Kyōgoku Tamekane: Poetry and Politics in Late Kamakura Japan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989), xii + 228 pp.