Satoru Hashimoto is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Thought and Literature Department at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a BA and an MA in French literature and culture from the University of Tokyo. His forthcoming book, Afterlives of Letters: The Transnational Origins of Modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Literatures, examines how modern literature in China, Japan, and Korea was produced in the contexts of these nations’ interrelated literary traditions. He has published in English, Japanese, Chinese, and French on topics in comparative literature, aesthetics, and thought engaging East Asian and European traditions. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of World Literature. He is also undertaking a second project entitled Stateless Time: A Transcultural History of Postwar East Asia, 1945-1953, which will examine the transcultural memories of colonialism and war in East Asia in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.