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Frederick R. Dickinson

Professor of History

Frederick R. Dickinson is Professor of Japanese History and co-director of the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. Born in Tokyo and raised in Kanazawa and Kyoto, Japan, he teaches courses on modern Japan and on empire, politics and nationalism in East Asia and the Pacific. He received an MA (1987) and PhD (1993) in History from Yale University and holds an MA in International Politics from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan, 1986). 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).

Courses Taught (As Schedule Allows)

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War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914 - 1919War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914 - 1919World War I and the Triumph of New Japan, 1919-1930