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Hiromi Mizuno

612/626-7597
Department of History 941 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations

University Affiliations

  • Liberal Arts: History of Science Technology Medicine
  • Center for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Specialties

  • modern Japan
  • intellectual and cultural history
  • cultural studies of science and technology
  • nationalism and colonialism
  • human rights and international laws
  • gender and sexuality
  • History of Food and Agriculture

Educational Background

  • PhD: History, UCLA.

Publications

  • Mizuno, Hiromi. "Rasa Island: What Industrialization To Remember and Forget." Japan Focus 15 (Jan 2016): Link Download
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. "押し上げてもらう雁:帝国と技術協力 [The Flying Goose Needs To Be Pushed Up: Technical Aid and Empire]." Geidai shiso July 2015 (2015): Download
  • Mizuno, Hiromi, Ed., Tosh Minohara,Tze-ki Hon, and Evan Dawley. "The Science Room as An Archive: Taisho Japan and WWI." The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (2014): Link Download
  • Hiromi Mizuno & Shigeru Nakayama. "Science and Nationalism." East Asian STS (Special Issue in 2 parts) 6 (1) & (3) (2012): Link
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan. Stanford University Press, 2009.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. "When Pacifist Japan Fights: Historicizing Desire in Anime." Mechademia 2 (December 2007): 104-123. Download

Research Activities

  • Between Empires: Colonial Networks of Technology and Cold War Asia
  • Technological Nostalgia and Japanese Colonial Memory
  • Politics of Belonging: Population Policy in Postwar Japan
  • Japanese immigration to the Dominican Republic
  • Contradiction of Human Rights: "Comfort Women" and Statelessness
  • History of Chemical Fertilizer in Japan

Professional Activities

  • AAS Council of Conference chair
  • AAS CoC: MCAA representative
  • East Asian Science and Technology Studies: advisory board member

Awards

  • Science for the Empire awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 2009

Courses Taught

  • History of Modern Japan
  • Japanese Women and Feminisms
  • The Politics of Hunger: The Green Revolution and the World [Freshman seminar]
  • How the Samurai and the Geisha Became Japanese [upper-division]
  • War and Peace in Japanese Popular Culture [upper division]
  • Critical Asian Studies [graduate seminar]
  • Post-colonial/Cold War Asia [graduate seminar]
  • Foucault, Agamben, Arendt, & Bourdiue [graduate seminar}
Alternative Output Formats Alternative Output Formats
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