Philosophy and Religion

William Hedberg, Instructor

Office: Bear Hall 170



  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Areas of Specialization:

  • Japanese literature and culture
  • Chinese literature and culture
  • theory and practice of translation


  • Ph.D. - "Locating China in Time and Space: Engagement with Chinese Vernacular Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Japan"


  • Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Japan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship


  • "The Chinese Afterlives of Coxinga and the Forty-Seven Faithful Ronin of Ako: Japanese Puppet Theatre and Cultural Exchange in Edo-Period Nagasaki" (Sino-Japanese Studies, Vol. 20, 2013, pp. 34-65)

Courses Taught

  • PAR 125: Great Books of World Religions