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Michael Weiner, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time

Professor of East Asian History & International Studies

Phone: 949-480-4337
Fax: 949-480-4263
Email: mweiner@soka.edu
Website: http://faculty.soka.edu/mweiner/

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
  • B.A., Sophia University, Tokyo
Positions Held
  • At SUA since 2005
  • 2000 - 2005 Professor and Chair of Asian Studies, San Diego State University
  • 1995 - 2000 Reader, University of Sheffield
  • 1989 - 1994 Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • 1984 - 1988 Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Research Interests
  • Eugenics and Social Policy in Modern Japan
  • Global Migration
  • Minority Rights in Japan
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
  • Origins of the Korean Community in Japan, Humanities Press, 1990
  • The Internationalization of Japan, Routledge, 1993
  • Race and Migration in Imperial Japan, Routledge, 1994
  • Japan's Minorities; the illusion of homogeneity, Routledge , 1997
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan (3 volumes), Routledge, 2005
  • "Discourses of Race and Nation in Pre-1945 Japan," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 18, No 3, July 1995, pp 433-56.
  • "Out of the Very Stone; Korean hibakusha," Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 14, No 1, April 1995, pp 2-25.
  • "The Comintern in East Asia," in K McDermott and J Agnew, The Comintern and International Communism, 1919-1943, Macmillan, 1996, pp. 158-190.
  • "Destination Japan: Migration in the twentieth century," specially commissioned article for the inaugural issue of Pan-Japan; The International Journal of the Japanese Diaspora, Spring, 2000, pp. 49-74.
  • "Japan in the Age of Migration," in M. Douglass and G. Roberts, eds., Japan and Global Migration: Foreign workers and the advent of a multicultural society, Routledge, 2003, pp. 52-70
Courses Taught at SUA
  • The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • Intro to Pacific Basin
Selected Honors & Awards
  • Reischauer Fellowship, Harvard University, 1991-1992
  • ESRC Fellow, 1997-2000
  • Managing Editor, Japan Forum 1995-2000
  • Director, Japan Studies Institute, 2000-2005
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