Early Modern and Modern Japanese history and historical theory
Harry Harootunian received his B.A. from Wayne State (1951), M.A. in Far Eastern Studies and Ph.D. 1958 in History from Michigan. His prolific publications include History’s Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice and the Question of the Everyday Life (Columbia UP, 2000), Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Commodity in Interwar Japan (Princeton UP, 2000), Japan in the World, ed. with Masao Miyoshi (Duke UP, 1993), and Postmodernism in Japan, with Masao Miyoshi (Duke UP, 1989). Professor Harootunian was formerly the Max Palevsky Professor of History and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, the Dean of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz, editor of Journal for Asian Studies, and co-editor of Critical Inquiry.