Professor Carol Gluck

Honorary Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Modern Japanese history and society
  • Twentieth-century international history
  • World War II
  • Historywriting and Public Memory in Asia and the West

BA (Philosophy) Wellesley College; MA (Japanese history) Columbia; PhD (Japanese history) Columbia.

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Selected publications

  • Past Obsessions: War and Memory in the Twentieth century (Columbia University press (Forthcoming)
  • Words in Motion, co-ed. with Anna Tsing (Duke University Press, 2009)
  • Thinking with the past: Japan and Modern History (University of California Press, 2008)
  • "Operations of Memory: The 'Comfort Women' and the World," in Jager and Mitter, Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post-Cold War in Asia (Harvard University Press, 2007).
  • Rekishi de kangaeru [Thinking with History] (Iwanami, 2007).
  • Rekishi no egakikata (Writing Histories) 3 vols (co-editor, Tokyo daigaku shuppankai, 2006)
  • Sources of Japanese tradition vol 2 rev (Co-editor, Columbia University Press, 2005)
  • Nichibei kankei kara no jiritsu (Towards autonomy in US-Japan relations) (co-author, Fujiwara shoten, 2003)
  • Asia in Western and World History (co-editor and contributor, ME Sharpe, 1997)
  • Showa: the Japan of Hirohito (co-editor and contributor, WW Norton 1992)
  • Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Princeton University Press, 1985)