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Alex Bates is an associate professor of Japanese literature and film at Dickinson College. His book on representations of the 1923 Kantō earthquake, The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kantō Earthquake and Taishō Japan, was published by the University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies Press in 2015. His research in this area has continued into other natural disasters in modern Japan, including Japan's 2011 triple disasters. Other research interests include ecocriticism, interwar urban modernism, and early post-war Japanese literature and film. Contact: