WESLEY MAKOTO SASAKI-UEMURA

WESLEY MAKOTO SASAKI-UEMURA portrait
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Associate Chair, History

Research

Research Summary

I have written on Japanese citizens' movements during the 1960 Anpo protests, competing publics as conceived by local movements, mass media and the state, the relation between creative and labor circles in Kyushu, and general postwar social trends. I am currently researching the interaction between artistic and New Left movements in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Research Statement

My research focuses on the social and intellectual history of postwar Japan. I am also interested in Japan's relations with Korea and other Asian countries due to its colonial legacies. I have further interests in Asian American studies with regard to migration and diaspora issues.

Research Keywords

  • Social and Intellectual History, Modern, Interest Level: 1
  • Japan, Interest Level: 1
  • Asia, East (Far East), Interest Level: 1

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • AAS NEAC Japan Conference Grant. PI: Wesley Sasaki-Uemura. Association for Asian Studies, Northeast Asia Council, 11/12/2012 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00