Julien Victor Koschmann
Office: 453 McGraw Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6749
Fax: (607) 255-0469
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research and Teaching Interests
The focal point of my research is the nexus between political thought and action, primarily but not exclusively in twentieth-century Japan. In my most recent work I have explored new perspectives on thought and action during Japan’s war years (1931-45), in the context of such themes as pan-Asianism, the discourse on economic ethics, colonialism, and leftwing movements. I continue to be interested in the rise and decline of citizens’ and other new social movements in postwar Japan and elsewhere, especially in relation to the rise of neoliberalism; the history of Marxism; and the dynamics of empire.
|Seminar in History & Memory: Asia-Pacific War|
|Japan From War to Prosperity Sample Syllabus|
Other Courses Taught at Cornell
History 1910: Introduction to Modern Asian History (cotaught)
History 3280: Construction of Modern Japan
History 3300: Japan from War to Prosperity
History 4070: History and Memory: Asia-Pacific War
History 6810: Intellectual History of Empire (with Naoki Sakai)
History 6861: Readings in Japanese Historiography
History 6980: Seminar in Japanese Thought: Ideologies of ‘Modernization
Ph.D University of Chicago, 1980
M.A. Sophia University, Tokyo, 1971
B.A. International Christian University, Tokyo, 1965
Recent Publications and Awards
Articles and Book Chapters
Revolution and Subjectivity in Postwar Japan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).
The Mito Ideology: Discourse, Reform and Insurrection in Late Tokugawa Japan, 1790-1864 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: The University of California Press, 1987).
Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History: Colonialism, Regionalism and Borders (London: Routledge, 2007. Co-edited with Sven Saaler.
Total War and ‘Modernization’, Cornell East Asia Series 100 (Ithaca, Cornell University East Asia Program, 1998). Co-edited with Yasushi Yamanouchi and Ryûichi Narita.
Conflict in Modern Japanese History: The Neglected Tradition (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982). Co-edited with Tetsuo Najita.
“Shutaisei to dôin” [Subjectivity and mobilization], trans. Kasai Hirotaka, in Sengo to iu chiseigaku [Geopolitics of postwar], edited by Nishikawa Yûko (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2006), pp. 43-68.
“Modernization and Democratic Values: The ‘Japanese Model’ in the 1960s,” in Staging Growth: Modernization, Develoment, and the Global Cold War, edited by David C. Engerman, Nils Gilman, Mark Haefele, and Michael E. Latham (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003), 225-249.
“Tekunorojii no shihai, shihai no tekunorojii” [Rule by technology, technologies of rule], translated by Kasai Hirotaka, in Sôryokusen no chi to seido, 1935-55 [Knowledge and Institutions of Total War, 1935-55), edited by Sakai Naoki [Kindai Nihon bunkashi 7] (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2002), 139-71.
Visiting Professor of Area and Cultural Studies, Graduate School, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, 2001-02.
Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, 1999.
Japan Foundation Professional Fellowship for research in Japan, 1995-1996.
Japan-U.S. Education Commission grant for research in Japan, 1995-1996 (declined).