Department of History

Donald Roden
Associate Professor of History
Degree: Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin, 1975
Rutgers : At Rutgers since 1975
Specialty: Modern Japan: History of Education and Gender
Email: mailto:donroden@aol.com
Office: 223C Van Dyck Hall
Phone: 848-932-8260

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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).

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