William C. Hedberg

Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and CulturesArizona State University

Bio

William C. Hedberg is an assistant professor of Japanese literature in Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures, where he teaches a range of courses on premodern and modern Japanese literature, language, and culture.  He graduated with a B.A. in East Asian studies from the University of Kansas (2005) and a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University (2012).  His current research focus is the early modern Japanese reception of Chinese vernacular fiction and drama, and he has published on topics including the Edo-period translation of Chinese literary texts, premodern fiction criticism, and Japanese travel literature. He can be contacted at William.Hedberg@asu.edu. 

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2016-2017)

Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and CulturesArizona State University

Embracing the Margins: Translation, Nation, and Chinese Fiction in Early Modern Japan