Reiko Yamanaka Visits Simpson Center as Visiting Scholar

Reiko YamanakaReiko Yamanaka, Professor and Director of the Noh Theatre Research Institute of Hosei University in Tokyo, joins the Simpson Center as a visiting scholar in April and May 2017. Reiko is an accomplished scholar of noh drama and performance and the recipient of several grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. At the UW, she is co-teaching a graduate seminar on noh with Paul Atkins, Professor and Chair of Asian Languages & Literature and a member of the Simpson Center Executive Board.

“Reiko knows everyone in the world of noh, performers as well as scholars,” said Atkins. “She is directing an ambitious, interdisciplinary multinational project to create an encyclopedia of noh in English.”

Welcome, Reiko!

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