Professor Tak Fujitani

Takashi Fujitani

Professor and Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies

Phone

416-946-8995

Location

Room 224N, 1 Devonshire Place



Biography

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Professor Fujitani comes to the University of Toronto from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a professor of modern Japanese history for two decades. Professor Fujitani’s books include Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 1996), Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s) (Duke University Press, 2001), and Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans in WWII (University of California Press, 2011). He has held numerous grants and fellowships, including from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Stanford Humanities Center, and Social Science Research Council. He is also editor of the series Asia Pacific Modern (UC Press).

research interests

Colonialism
Nationalism
Race
Modernity
Sovereignty
Cultural Production in the Asia-Pacific
Rethinking Area Studies
Ethnic Studies

education

Ph D. UC, Berkeley
M.A. UC, Berkeley
BA UC, Berkeley

awards and distinctions

John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (deferred to 2003-04);
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2002-03)
Stanford Humanities Center Senior Fellowship (2002-03)
University of California, Irvine, Humanities Research Institute Resident Fellow (4/95-6/95)
University of California, President’s Research Fellow in the Humanities (1993-94)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (1987-88)
Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund Fellowship (8/85-8/86)
Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (6/84-7/85)

selected publications

Transcolonial Film Co-productions in the Japanese Empire: Antinomies in the Colonial Archive, a special issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review no.5 (December 2012, co-editor).

Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans in WWII (University of California Press, 2011).

Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s) (Duke University Press, 2001, co-editor).

Japanese Civilization in the Modern World: Nation-state and Empire, an issue of Senri Ethnological Studies (Suita, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology, 2001, co-editor).

Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 1996)

courses

CAS310 Comparative Colonialisms in Asia
ASI400 Seminar in Asia-Pacific Studies
JHA384 Japan in the World, 1600-Mid 20th Century
JHA394 The Asia-Pacific War
HIS1662 Rethinking Modernity Through Japan
HIS1679 Genealogies of Globalization and Regionalism in East Asia



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