Hoyt Long

East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Hoyt Long is Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College. He is currently working on a project that considers postal technologies of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Japan as forms of “new media.” He is focusing on the ways these technologies impacted practices of writing—literary or otherwise—and how they may or may not have altered established patterns and ideas of social association and communication. His first book, On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan (CA: Stanford University Press, 2011), examines the ways in which artistic and literary activity intersected with ideas about place and locality in Japan’s prewar period.