Yale professor, author on Korea, Japan,and queer culture. His novel The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House will be released this fall.
John Whittier Treat is Professor Emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University, and currently faculty at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. He has written about gay life and culture in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Singapore. He is also the author of Writing Ground Zero: Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb (Chicago, 1995) and Great Mirrors Shattered: Japan, Homosexuality and Orientalism (Oxford, 1999). His Governing Metaphors: The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, and his novel about the first years of the AIDS crisis among gay men in Seattle, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House, will be published in 2015 by Booktrope Editions.