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Harry Harootunian

Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies

Ph.D. 1958 (History), Michigan
M.A. 1953 (Far Eastern Studies), Michigan
B.A. 1951, Wayne State

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Early modern and modern Japanese history; historical theory.

External Affiliations:

Association for Asian Studies


Slated to deliver Wellek Lectures in Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine, 1997; former Max Palevsky Professor of History and Civilizations, University of Chicago; former Dean of Humanities, University of California, Santa Cruz; former Editor, Journal for Asian Studies; former Coeditor, Critical Inquiry.

  History Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice and the Question of the Everyday Life, Columbia University Press, 2000. (ISBN: 0-231-11794-9)

Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Commodity in Interwar Japan, Princeton University Press, 2000. (ISBN: 0-691-09548-5)
An Asia-Pacific series, coed. with Rey Chow and Masao Miyoshi. Duke University Press. Forthcoming.
Japan in the World, ed. with Masao Miyoshi, Duke University Press, 1993. (ISBN: 0-822-31368-5)
Toward Restoration, University of California Press, 1991. (ISBN 0-520-07403-3)
Postmodernism in Japan, with Masao Miyoshi, Duke University Press, 1989. (ISBN: 0-822-30896-7)
Things Seen and Unseen: Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism, University of Chicago Press, 1988. (ISBN: 0-226-31707-2)
Updated on 03/29/2016