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Michael Weiner, PhD

Assistant Dean of Faculty

Professor of East Asian History & International Studies

Phone: 949-480-4337

Fax: 949-480-4263

Email: mweiner@soka.edu

http://sites.soka.edu/faculty/mweiner/

Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program Staff

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D, Modern Japanese History, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • BA, Chinese History and Sociology, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Positions Held

  • 2014- Present, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Soka University of America
  • 2005- Present, Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Soka University of America
  • 2005-2011, Director, International Studies, Soka University of America
  • 2000-2005, Chair, Department of Asian Studies, San Diego State University
  • 2000-2005, Director, Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University
  • 1996-2000, Reader in Modern Japanese History, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1995-2000, Director, East Asia Research Center, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1995-2000, Managing Editor, Japan Forum

Research Interests

  • Current research interest include the history of medicine in Japan with particular reference to the social history of leprosy and leprosy control. A co-authored article that compares disease control in modernizing states (Chile and Japan) is currently in progress, and a single authored monograph, A Social History of Leprosy and Leprosy Control in Japan, is planned. A second book (edited) project, Race and Ethnicity in Asia, will be published by Routledge.

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • An Introduction to the Pacific Basin (Co-editor), Forthcoming 2017, Routledge   
  • Japan’s Minorities; The Illusion of Homogeneity [second edition], Routledge, 2009
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan (3 volumes), [ed.] Routledge Major Works Series, 2004
  • Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity, Routledge, 1997
  • Race and Migration in Imperial Japan, Routledge, 1994
  • The Internationlization of Japan, (Co-editor and translator) with G D Hook, Routledge, 1992
  • The Origins of Korean Community in Japan, Humanities Press, 1990

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • Media and Society in Pacific Asia
  • War and Memory in Pacific Asia
  • Human Rights and Civil Society in East Asia 

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Professor of the Year, Soka University of America, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, San Diego State University, 2005
  • Economic and Social Research Council, Pacific Asia Initiative
  • British Academy
  • Japan Foundation (multiple)
  • Japan. Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (multiple)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education (multiple)
  • Reischauer Institute Fellowship, Harvard University