Period(s): Classical and Medieval (Japan), Ancient (Egypt)
Languages: Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Middle and Late Egyptian
Research Interests: Japanese Literature and Drama, Buddhism, Ancient Egyptian Writing and Representation
Office Hours Spring 2022: By appointment
Tom Hare is William Sauter LaPorte '28 Professor in Regional Studies, Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature. He came to Princeton in 2001, having been an undergraduate here in the raucous ‘70s. He did graduate work at the University of Michigan (PhD, Far Eastern Languages and Literature, 1981) before moving to Stanford University where he worked in the Department of Asian Languages and, eventually, the Department of Comparative Literature. He works in Japanese drama and literature through the eighteenth century, Buddhism in Japanese cultural history, the music of Noh drama and ancient Egyptian literature and arts. His most recent book, Zeami, Performance Notes won the Kanze Hisao Memorial Prize in Noh Drama, awarded by Hosei University, in 2008.
Prof. Hare would welcome the opportunity to work with students whose interests overlap with those mentioned above, or who would like to engage in the study of portraiture, graphemics, text and image in ancient Egypt or traditional Japan, or jôruri music and drama.