Ph.D., Northwestern 1982
(Professor Mariko Tamanoi is also an affiliated faculty of the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA, member of the Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA, and member of the Council on the East Asian Studies at UCLA.)
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Socio-Cultural Anthropology, a member of CPSC (Culture, Power, and Social Change)
Sociocultural anthropology, historical anthropology, political economy, gender studies; colonialism and nationalism; Japan and East Asia; Mexico and Spain (Catalonia)
(Selected biography, 1998-2009 only)
“Suffragist Women, Corrupt Officials, and Waste Control in Interwar-era Japan: Two Plays by Kaneko Shigeri,” Journal of Asian Studies 68:3:805-834 (2009).
“Is ‘Japan’ Still a Big Family? Nationality and Citizenship at the Edge of the Japanese Archipelago.” In Akiko Hashimoto and John W. Traphagan, eds. Imagined Families, Lived Families: Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press (2009).
Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (2009).
Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empires Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press (2005, published also in Japanese in 2008).
"Between Colonial Racism and Global Capitalism: The Japanese Repatriates from Northeast China since 1946" American Ethnologist 30:4:527-538 (2003)
"A Road to a Redeemed Mankind: The Politics of Memory among the Former Peasant Settlers in Manchuria" South Atlantic Quarterly 99:1:143-71 (2001)
"War Responsibility and Japanese Civilian Victims of Japanese Biological Warfare in China" Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 32:3:13-22 (2000)
"Knowledge, Power, and Racial Classifications: The 'Japanese' in Manchuria" Journal of Asian Studies 59:2:248-76 (2000)
"Japanese Nationalism and the Female Body: A Critical Reassessment of the Discourse of Social Reformers on Factory Women." In Women and Class in Japanese History, A Walthall and Hitomi Tonomura, eds. Pp. 275-98. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (1999)
"The City and the Countryside: Competing Taisho 'Modernities' on Gender." In Competing Modernities in Twentieth Century Japan: Taisho Democracy, Sharon Minichiello, ed. Pp. 91-113. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (1998)
Under the Shadow of Nationalsim: Politics and Poetics of Rural Japanese Women. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (1998)
Nikkei Bruin Colloquium Fund, Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA (2007)
North East Asia Council (NEAC), small conference fund (with Prof. Jordan Sand,
Georgetown University) (2007)
Pacific Rim Research Institute, research grant (2003)
Research grant from Comparative and Interdisciplinary Research on Asia at UCLA (2002)
Japan Foundation Research Fellowship (2001)
Nikkei Bruin Fund (2001)
Faculty Research Grant from the Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA (2000-20010)
(Partial list of Graduate Students)
Brenda Jenike Robb (Assistant Professor of anthropology at Lawrence University)
Marvin Sterling (Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Performance Studies at the University of Indiana, Bloomington)
Haeng-Ja Chung (Assistant Professor at Hamilton College)
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