Jun Uchida

Associate Professor of History
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




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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).