Modern Japan; 20th century social and cultural history; war mobilization; Japanese colonialism.
- Modern Japan
- Total war
Benjamin Uchiyama (Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2013; A.M. Harvard University, 2005; B.A. University of California, Davis, 2001) studies modern Japan, focusing on the social and cultural history of wartime Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Carnival War: A Cultural History of Wartime Japan, 1937–1945, which explores the intersection between imperialism and mass culture through five media constructs during the Asia-Pacific War. His other research interests include Japanese colonialism, history and memory of World War II in East Asia, and urban legends in interwar Japan.
- HIST 398: Introduction to Japanese History
- HIST 588: Modern Japan, 1853–1945
- HIST 589: Japan Since 1945