Frederick R. Dickinson

Frederick R. Dickinson

Professor of History

Modern Japan, modern political, international, World History

215 898.2766

311E College Hall

Frederick R. Dickinson is Professor of Japanese History and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies.  From 2012-2019, he served as Co-Director of the Lauder institute of Management and International Studies. Born in Tokyo and raised in Kanazawa and Kyoto, Japan, he writes and teaches about modern Japan, on empire, politics and nationalism in East Asia and the Pacific, and on World History. He received an MA and PhD in History from Yale University and holds an MA in International Politics from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan). He is the author of War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914 - 1919 (Harvard University Asia Center, 1999), Taisho tenno (Taisho Emperor, Minerva Press, 2009) and World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Currently, he is working on a global history of modern Japan.

Dickinson has received grants from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Fulbright Commission, and the Japan Foundation and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University, 2000-1) and a Research Scholar at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan, 2011-12).  He has held visiting professorships at Swarthmore College, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Kyoto University and Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya, Japan).

Office Hours
On leave, spring 2024

Ph.D. Yale University

M.A. Yale University

M.A. Kyoto University

Courses Taught

HIST 001 Making of a Modern World

HIST 091 Modern Japanese History

HIST 206 Greater East Asia War

HIST 206 Imperial Asia

HIST 206 Pacific World

HIST 395 East Asian Diplomacy

HIST 630 History and Historiography of Transnational Asia

HIST 630 Readings in Modern Japanese History

HIST 670 Teaching World History

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