Updated on 2022/08/11

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SHIMODA, Hiraku
 
Affiliation
Faculty of Law, School of Law
Job title
Professor

Concurrent Post

  • Faculty of Law   Graduate School of Law

Education

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    Harvard University  

Degree

  • Harvard University   Ph.D.

 

Research Areas

  • Japanese history

Papers

  • Book review of Tze May Loo, _Heritage Politics: Shuri Castle and Okinawa's Incorporation into Modern Japan, 1879-2000_ (Lexington, 2014)

    Hiraku Shimoda

    The American Historical Review   120 ( 3 )  2015  [Refereed]

  • Book review of Michael Wert, _Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan_ (Harvard Asia Center, 2013)

    Hiraku Shimoda

    The Journal of Japanese Studies   41 ( 2 )  2015

  • Crafts Purchased by Foreigners in Japan after the Opening of Japan, 1854-60 (A Translation)

    Studies in Japonisme   35 ( 1 ) 67 - 76  2015

  • Regional History and International History: From Hara Katsurō to Ellsworth Huntington (A Translation)

    Asian Cultural Studies   39   33 - 48  2013

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    Translation of Kawanishi Hidemichi's work

  • Looking Back and Looking Up in Postwar Japan

    Hiraku Shimoda

    ASIANetwork Exchange   19 ( 2 ) 47 - 48  2012

  • Tongues-Tied: The Making of a "National Language" and the Discovery of Dialects in Meiji Japan

    Hiraku Shimoda

    AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW   115 ( 3 ) 714 - 731  2010.06  [Refereed]

  • Book review of Alice Tseng, _The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan_ (Univ. of Washington, 2008)

    Hiraku Shimoda

    The Journal of Asian Studies   68 ( 4 ) 1307 - 1309  2010

  • Book review of Leonard Blussé, _Visible Cities: Canton, Nagasaki, and Batavia and the Coming of the Americans_ (Harvard UP, 2008)

    Hiraku Shimoda

    The Historian   72 ( 3 )  2010

  • Book review of Ellen Gardner Nakamura, _Practical Pursuits: Takano Chōei, Takahashi Keisaku and Western Medicine in Nineteenth-century Japan_ (Harvard University Asia Center, 2005)

    Hiraku Shimoda

    Itinerario   31 ( 1 ) 156 - 157  2007

  • Bad sushi or bad merchant? The 'dead fish poisoning incident' of 1852

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    MODERN ASIAN STUDIES   35 ( 3 ) 513 - 531  2001.07  [Refereed]

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Books and Other Publications

  • Lost and Found: Recovering Regional Identity in Imperial Japan

    Hiraku Shimoda

    Harvard University Asia Center  2014

  • Japan since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble

    Hiraku Shimoda, T. George, C. Gerteis, eds

    Continuum  2013

  • Trains, Culture, and Mobility

    Hiraku Shimoda, Benjamin Fraser, Steven Spalding, eds

    Rowman & Littlefield  2012

Other

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    Research Team Member, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation "Examining Japan's Lost Decades" Book Project (Routledge, 2015)

  • Research Team Member, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation "Examining Japan's Lost Decades" Book Project (Routledge, 2015)

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    Visiting Scholar, The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies

  • Visiting Scholar, The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies

    2010
     
     
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    Visiting Scholar, Tōyō University Institute of Human Sciences

  • Visiting Scholar, Tōyō University Institute of Human Sciences

    2009
     
     
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    2008
     
     

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    Visiting Scholar, Ochanomizu University

  • Visiting Scholar, Ochanomizu University

    2008
     
     
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    Visiting Foreign Researcher, The University of Tokyo Historiographical Institute

  • Visiting Foreign Researcher, The University of Tokyo Historiographical Institute

    2002
     
     
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    Associate-in-Research, Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

  • Associate-in-Research, Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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Awards

  • Jane Rosenthal Heimerdinger Research Fund

    2010   Vassar College  

  • Student-Faculty Collaborative Fellowship

    2008   Freeman Foundation  

  • Harvard-Yenching Library Research Travel Grant

    2006   Harvard University  

  • The Whiting Foundation Fellowship

    2005   Harvard University  

  • The Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (Univ. of Tokyo)

    2002   The Japan Foundation  

  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

    2001   Harvard University  

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Presentations

  • ‘The Treasure of Our Country’: Meiji Developmentalism in Fukushima

    Asian Studies Conference Japan 

    Presentation date: 2012

  • Romanticizing the Identity of Wit and Grit

    Association for Asian Studies 

    Presentation date: 2011

  • 方言の発見:明治期の会津地方を中心に

    Tōyō University Institute of Human Sciences 

    Presentation date: 2010

  • The Unlikely Apotheosis of the White Tiger Brigade

    American Historical Association 

    Presentation date: 2009

  • Making and Unmaking a Cautionary Tale: Aizu Domain in Imperial Historical Discourse

    Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast 

    Presentation date: 2007

  • Yasukuni from the Margins

    Association for Asian Studies 

    Presentation date: 2006

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Specific Research

  • Growth as an Ideology in Japan and the Modern World

    2013  

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    Thanks to the Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects (category A), I was able to lay the groundwork for my next major research project, which focuses on the history of growth ideology in postwar Japan. This project aims to clarify and problematize the process by which postwar Japanese society has come to accept continual economic growth as orthodoxy, and lays out some future possibilities for questioning this powerful ideology, especially in a post-3.11 world. In March 2014, I will travel to the U.S. to meet some leading scholars in the field of post-growth studies at the University of Southern California and UCLA, as well as some local post-growth practitioners and community organizers in the Los Angeles area. I hope to begin to build a collaborative network that will serve as the basis of an international, multi-disciplinary project for which I plan to apply for a JSPS (kakenhi) grant in 2015.

  • Lost and Found: Recovering Regional Identity in Imperial Japan

    2012  

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    Thanks to the Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects, I was able to bring my book manuscript, "Lost and Found: Recovering Regional Identity in Imperial Japan," closer to publication. This book examines the history of regionalism and nation-state formation in modern Japan through the example of the Aizu region from the nineteenth into the twentieth centuries. The most important aspect of the grant was in covering the cost of indexing the manuscript, which was one of the final steps toward publication. I was able to hire a professional American indexer who was accustomed to working with English-language manuscripts on Japanese history. Without the help of this specialist, I would have had to spend an inordinate amount of time indexing the manuscript myself. Thus the grant greatly facilitated the production of the manuscript. In addition, the grant provided me with a multi-lingual computing environment that I needed in order to complete the manuscript. The grant also covered the production cost of maps and illustrations, which are helpful additions to the book. The book is scheduled to be released by Harvard University Asia Center in 2013.

 

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