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Benjamin Uchiyama

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., History, University of Southern California
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3603
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard, 3650 Wescoe Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Modern Japan, Japanese colonialism, history and memory of World War II in East Asia, and urban legends in interwar Japan


Ph.D., History, University of Southern California

A.M., Regional Studies - East Asia, Harvard University

B.A., History and Political Science, University of California, Davis

Teaching Interests

  • Japan

Research Interests

  • Modern Japan
  • Empire
  • Colonialism
  • Total war

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