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Seiji Shirane

Assistant Professor

School/Division

Division of Humanities and the Arts

Department

History

Office

NAC 5/135

p: 212-650-7138

e: shirane@gmail.com

  • Profile

    Professor Shirane specializes in modern Japanese history, especially Japan's empire, colonial Taiwan, and Chinese-Japanese relations.

    His research and teaching interests focus on questions of war, empire, migration, and nationalism. He is currently working on a book manuscript that examines colonial Taiwan as a regional center for Japan's imperial expansion into South China and Southeast Asia from 1895 to 1945. 

    Born in Tokyo and a native of New York City, Professor Shirane has studied and worked several years in Japan, China, and Taiwan. His research has received the support of Fulbright, the Social Science and Research Council, and Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies.

     

  • Education

    B.A., Yale University
    Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Courses Taught

    Modern Japan
    Traditional Japan
    War in Modern East  Asia 
    Japanese Empire
    Chinese-Japanese Relations


    Fall 2014 Course Syllabi:

     
  • Research Interests

    Empire, War, Migration, Colonial Education, Historical Memory, Chinese-Japanese Relations
     

  • Publications

    Mediated Empire: Colonial Taiwan in Japan's Imperial Expansion into South China and Southeast Asia, 1895–1945(book manuscript in progress)

     
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