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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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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. Read more about the CEAS M.A. Program, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director, at or 785-864-1478.

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