Michael Bourdaghs

Michael K. Bourdaghs is Robert S. Ingersoll Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of A Fictional Commons: Natsume Sōseki and the Properties of Modern Fiction (forthcoming in 2021); Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop (2012; Japanese translation 2012), and The Dawn That Never Comes: Shimazaki Tōson and Japanese Nationalism (2003). He received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to support work on an ongoing book project tentatively titled Japanese Culture in the Age of Three Worlds: Rethinking Postwar Culture as Cold War Culture.