Alari Allik (PhD) is the Associate Professor of Japanese Studies. He has studied in Tōkyō and Ōsaka and teaches courses on Japanese literature, religion and philosophy. His research deals with biographical and autobiographical writings and the ways the identity of the authors was constructed in Medieval Japan. Alari Allik has also translated and commented on classical Japanese literature. His translations of Saigyō's "Mountain Home" (Sankashū) and Sei Shōnagon's "Pillow Book" have been published by Tallinn University Press.

Main tasks

Jaapani uuringute dotsent

Areas of research

Jaapani luuletõlked

Enesekirjutus keskaegses Jaapanis

Biograafiad ja autobiograafiad

Jaapani kirjanduse adaptatsioonid