Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Haruo Shirane
Yi is a PhD student in early modern Japanese literature. Some of her interests include historical narratives, classical poetry, Noh plays, ghost stories, revenge tales, and legends of demon-slaying. Her primary focus is late Edo yomihon, where many of these elements converge. Beyond that, she is also interested in the publishing industry, contemporary media, and literary translation.
Yi received her BA in Neurobiology & Behavior from Cornell University (2011), MI in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University (2018), and MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University (2022).