Robert Tuck

Robert Tuck
Asst. Prof, Modern Japanese Literature
TEMPE Campus


Robert Tuck studies 19th century Japanese literature and culture, especially Sino-Japanese literary genres and cultural relations. His first book, “Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in 19th Century Japan,” was published in July 2018 by Columbia University Press. His next project is a complete translation of and monograph on arguably the most widely-read text of 19th Century Japan, Rai Sanyo’s “Nihon gaishi” (An Unofficial History of Japan, 1827). Tuck is an assistant professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.


Ph.D. Modern Japanese Literature, Columbia University


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SLC 421 Japanese Lit in Translation
JPN 445 Readings in Modern Japanese
JPN 484 Internship
JPN 492 Honors Directed Study
JPN 493 Honors Thesis
JPN 499 Individualized Instruction
JPN 590 Reading and Conference
JPN 592 Research
JPN 595 Continuing Registration
JPN 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
JPN 115 Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 401 Reading Modern Japanese Texts

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