I am Yisheng Tang, a PhD student studying early-modern and modern Japanese literature, with a designated emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
I received my B.A. in Comparative Literature and Japanese with a minor in German from the same institution in 2019.
I am currently interested in exploring the question of “friendship” and the history of sociability in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan, as well as the changing boundaries between homoeroticism and friendship and the notions of theatricality and affect in those periods’ literature.
Other things I enjoy include ancient histories, mystery fiction, music, and works of manga and animation.