Faculty Profile

Timothy R. Bradstock

Timothy R. Bradstock

Professor Emeritus,Chinese

Email: timothy.bradstock@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

My office hours for Fall 2014 TBA

Current Position

Professor of Chinese and Section Head for the Chinese program.


CHIN 101 and 102  Elementary Chinese

The following courses, except for CHIN 388, are taught in English and have no prerequisites. Some are currently cross-listed under other rubrics as well, including LS.

CHIN 211H Chinese Culture and Civilization

CHIN 313L  Chinese Poetry

CHIN 314L  Traditional Chinese Literature

CHIN 388     Readings in Classical Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 102.

CHIN 432     Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction


Ph.D. Harvard University. History and East Asian Languages program. Fields: Chinese history (ancient and modern), British history.

Beijing Unversity, Beijing Languages Institute, two years. Studying Chinese history and language.

M.A. (First Class Hons.), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), in Chinese language and literature.

B.A. The University of Auckland, in Chinese.

Research Interests

Primary current research area is kanshi, i.e. poetry written in classical Chinese by Japanese poets (seventh through early twentieth centuries).


Currently completing an anthology of annotated translations of kanshi (verse in classical Chinese by Japanese poets) from Japan's court period (7th-12th centuries)  in collaboration with Judith Rabinovitch, Karashima professor of Japanese, University of Montana. Our second work on the poetry of this period, this will comprise some 200 poems by about 40 Japanese poets. Nearly all of the verse will be appearing in translation for the first time.

Field of Study

Chinese language (both modern and classical), Chinese literature (modern and premodern), Chinese culture, Japanese poetry in Chinese (kanshi)

Selected Publications

“Paulownia Leaves Falling: The Kanshi Poetry of Inaga Nanpo (1865-1901) Japan Review  21 (August 2009), International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. With Judith N. Rabinovitch

Dance of the Butterflies: Chinese Poetry from the Japanese Court Tradition: Translated and Edited with Introductions and Commentaries,Cornell University’s East Asian Monograph Series, 2006.  With Judith N.Rabinovitch

The Kanshi Poems of the Ozasa Tanzaku Collection: Late Edo Life through the Poetry of Kyoto Townsmen.International Research Center for Japanese Studies Monograph Series, #5. International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2002.  With Judith N Rabinovitch

An Anthology of Kanshi [Chinese Verseby Japanese Poets of the Edo Period (1603-1868):  Translations of Selected Poems with an Introduction and Commentaries. The Edwin Mellen Press, NY, 1997.  With Judith N Rabinovitch

Craft Guilds in Ching Dynasty China. Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University; published by University Microfilms, University of Michigan.


"Ching Dynasty Craft Guilds and Their Monopolies." Tsinghua Journal of Chinese Studies, 1983.

Teaching Experience

The University of Montana:

Professor of Chinese, 2005-

Associate Professor of Chinese 1994-2004

Assistant Professor of Chinese 1992-94

Previous Teaching Experience:

Instructor, Chinese and Japanese government, Dept. of Political Studies, The University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Teacher of Japanese, Auckland Grammar School

Instructor of Japanese language and Chinese philosophy (part time),  Dept. Asian Languages and Literatures, The University of Auckland

Assistant Professor, Chinese history, Dept. of History, Connecticut College, New London, CT.

Visiting Instructor, Chinese history, World history, Dept. of History, Dennison University, Granville, OH.

International Experience

Three years in China, two in Japan.