A Walk Through Time With the Lane Collection
Jan 12, 2023 11:50 AM
Bob Huey
A Walk Through Time With the Lane Collection

What started out as curiosity when shown pictures of Kobe, Japan, as a first grader in Seattle, Washington, morphed into a 35-year accomplished career in Japanese literature studies for Bob Huey.


After receiving his BA from Puget Sound University, Bob found himself teaching English in Japan. Shortly thereafter he achieved an MA and PhD at Stanford in Japanese Literature. He was hired at the University of Hawaii as  Professor of Japanese Literature in 1985 where he taught until his retirement in 2021. 


He is widely recognized for his expertise in classical and medieval Japanese poetry, Japanese culture in the Ryukyu Kingdom, and Okinawan studies. He has served as a member of the University of the Ryukyu Management Council since 2009 and is currently a Board member for the Urasenke Hawaii Foundation and Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation. 


Huey has authored many works including monographs, articles, and book chapters, among others. In 2014, he edited English translations of all entries in the Sakamaki-Hawley Collection database published on the University of the Ryukyu library website.


In 2019, Huey was presented the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by Honolulu Consul General Koichi Ito for his “contribution to the development of Japanese studies in the United States of America and strengthening the friendly relationship and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.”


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