Kazuhiko Imai

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Kazuhiko (Kaz) Imai is a Ph.D. student in Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies. He received a B.A. (2014) in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America, and an M.A. (2020) in Asian Studies from University of British Columbia. His research focuses on Heian court literature, particularly representations of gender in late-Heian monogatari works. His M.A. thesis analyzes Torikaebaya monogatari (The Changelings), a late-Heian court tale about a half-sister and half-brother whose gendered roles get switched when they are a child. He is also an avid tennis player.