Montana State University

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172980
Bozeman, MT 59717-2980

Tel: (406) 994-4448
Fax: (406) 994-6199
Location: 117 Gaines Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Galen Brokaw

Phil Williams, Associate Teaching Professor of East Asian Studies

Phil Williams

Office: Gaines 118
Phone: 994-5136
Office hours: Tuesday 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. & Thursday 1:35 - 2:30 p.m., & by appointment


Fall 2013 Classes:

JPNS 150D Japanese Culture & Civilization, MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m.

US 101US-12 First Year Seminar, MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.

CLS 101US-005 Knowledge and Community, MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.


Spring 2014 Classes:

CHIN 211D Chinese Culture & Civilization, TR 12:15-1:30 p.m.


Research Interests

Chinese and Japanese literature and culture
Chinese language and migration studies
Monsoon Asian civilization



Ph.D.  University of California, Los Angeles, 1985


Select Publications

PW book

Asian Literary Voices, edited by Philip F. Williams. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010.

Remolding and Resistance among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and Published. Ed. Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu. London: Routledge,  2006.

The Great Wall of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage. By Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu. Berkeley: University of  California Press, 2004.