Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Professor Brooks is a specialist on modern East Asia, particularly the Japanese Empire. She is now working on a new book on citizenship, gender, and ethnicity in the Japanese empire down to 1945. She has also received numerous grants, including Fuibright, ACLS, NEH, and SSRC.
- B.A., M.A., Yale Univ.
- Ph.D., Princeton Univ.
- Modern Imperialism
- Gender & Family in East Asia
- Modern Japan
- The Pacific War
- US-East Asia Relations
Her research interests focus on the period of Japanese imperialism, touching upon Japanese foreign relations and ethnic policies in Japan’s imperial expansion into East and Southeast Asia.
- Japan's Imperial Diplomacy (University of Hawaii Press, June 2000).
- "Reading the Japanese Colonial Archive: Gender and Bourgeois Civility in Korea and Manchuria before 1932," in Kathleen Uno and Barbara Molony, eds., Gendering Modern Japanese History (forthcoming, Harvard Asian Monographs).
- "Japanese Settler Culture in Korea and Manchuria," in Susan Pederson and Carolyn Elkins, eds., Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Projects, Practices and Legacies (forthcoming, Routledge).
- "Japanese Colonial Citizenship in Treaty Port China: The Location of Koreans and Taiwanese in the Imperial Order," in Robert Bickers and Christian Henriot, eds., New Frontiers: Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1952 (Manchester University Press, 2000), pp. 109-125.
"Peopling the Japanese Empire: The Koreans in Manchuria and the Rhetoric of Inclusion," in Sharon Minichiello, ed., Japan's Competing Modernities (University of Hawaii Press, 1998), pp. 25-44.