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Jonathan Hall

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Jonathan M. Hall is Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of California Riverside where he teaches courses in Japanese literature, history, film and aesthetics. His broad range of courses includes Classical Japanese Literature, Cultures of the Floating World, Japanese film history, and modern Japanese women’s literature. His published articles and book manuscript include writing on kabuki dance, Japanese postwar photography and performance, and twentieth-century Japanese film. Jonathan is also active as a film subtitler and occasional dramaturge for contemporary performance. Following graduate work pursued dually at the University of Tokyo and the University of California Santa Cruz, Jonathan has taught at the University of Chicago, the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo, the University of Leeds (UK), and several University of California campuses.

What Our Travelers Say

Very knowledgeable, accessible, and friendly. Great lecturer and great sense of humor. He went above and beyond to ensure everyone was given as much information and suggestions for added touring as they wanted.

- Previous Journeys Traveler, Eternal Japan

Beyond excellent! He was amazing. His knowledge was exceptional and his insight and perspectives fascinating.

- Previous Journeys Traveler

Upcoming Tours

Eternal Japan

13 days | Starting at: $7,184
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 9, 2021
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A Cruise along Vietnam’s Coast

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Oct 23, 2021 - Nov 6, 2021

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City And featuring Cambodia's Angkor Wat
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