Jun Uchida

Professor of History
Department Vice-Chair
Ph.D., Harvard University, History
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, History
B.A., Cornell University, History

My teaching and research focus on the following areas of interest:

Japanese empire in Asia
Colonial Korea
Comparative Colonialism
History of immigration and diaspora
Transpacific History
Settler colonialism
Decolonization and politics of memory
Oral history


(650) 723-1556
Global, Transnational, and International History
Immigration, Borderlands, and Frontiers
Social History
The Pacific World

Prof. Mark Ravina of Emory University, an esteemed Stanford alumnus, delivered a keynote lecture on “Meiji Japan and the ‘Long-Nineteenth Century’ in celebration of a trifecta of anniversaries: CEAS's 50th, Hoover’s centennial, & the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration

Stanford East Asian Library acquires nearly century-old diaries kept by a Japanese immigrant in San Francisco Bay Area .


  • Pransenjit Duara, “Ethnos and Ethnology in Manchukuo,” translated into “Manshūkoku ni okeru Minzoku to Minzokugaku,” in Iwanami Kōza: Ajia, Taiheiyō Sensō, vol. 7: Shihai to bōryoku (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2006).
  • Sandra Wilson, “Securing prosperity and serving the nation: Japanese farmers and Manchuria, 1931-33,” in Ann Waswo and Nishida Yoshiaki, eds. Farmers and Village Life in Twentieth-Century Japan (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), translated into Japanese for Nishida Yoshiaki and Ann Waswo, eds. Nijusseiki Nihon no nōmin to nōson (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2006)

Book Reviews

  • Todd A. Henry, Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (University of California Press, 2014), The Journal of Asian Studies 74, no. 3 (August 2015): 763-65.
  • Takasaki Sōji, Shokuminchi Chōsen no Nihonjin [The Japanese in Colonial Korea] (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2002), Kankoku Chōsen Bunka Kenkyūkai, ed. Kankoku Chōsen no bunka to shakai [Korean Culture and Society], vol. 2 (October 2003).