Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin, 1975
At Rutgers since 1975
223C Van Dyck Hall
My work has focused mainly on the history of education in modern Japan, especially preparatory schools for the Imperial Universities. I am also interested in problems related to gender and culture in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan.
COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT
- 508:352 Japan’s Rise to World Power
- 508:450 Society and Culture in Japan
- 506:112 Patterns in Civilization: Love (with Rudolph Bell)
- 506:113 Patterns in Civilization: Death (with Rudolph Bell)
- 506:401 History Seminar: Gender and Culture in Japan
- Schooldays in Imperial Japan: A Study in the Culture of a Student Elite (University of California, 1980)
- “Baseball and the Quest for National Dignity in Meiji Japan,” AHR (June 1980)
- “Taisho Culture and the Problem of Gender Ambivalence” in Thomas Rimer, ed, Culture and Identity (Princeton University Press, 1990)
- “Thoughts on the Early Meiji Gentleman” in Barbara Molony and Kathleen Uno, eds., Gendering Modern Japanese History (Harvard, 2005).