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Visiting Research Fellow

Robert HELLYER

Robert HELLYER

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Early modern and modern Japanese history
  • Current Research Themes
    A Global History of Japan's Tea Export Trade: Socio-economic Perspectives from Production to Consumption, 1850 to 1950
  • Keywords for Research
    Global trade, consumption, market demand, socio-economic perspectives, tea
Professional Experience
  • 2001
    Asst. Professor , Department of History, Allegheny College
  • 2005
    Asst. Professor , Department of History, Wake Forest University
  • 2011
    Associate Professor, Department of History, Wake Forest University
  • 2017
    Visiting Research Fellow, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2017
    Visiting Research Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2018
    Visiting Research Fellow, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 2001
    Doctoral degree, Stanford University
Achievements
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Books
  • Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640-1868, Harvard University Asia Center, 300 pages, 2009
Articles
  • “Quality as a Moving Target: Japanese Tea, Consumer Preference, and Federal Regulation on the US Marke,” in Kazuko Furuta and Linda Grove eds., Imitation, Counterfeiting and the Quality of Goods in Modern Asian History, Springer, August 2017
  • “On the Dining Car, in the Station Restaurant, and from the Platform Peddler: Tea on Railways in the United States and Japan, 1860-1960,” in Jean-Pierre Williot, ed. Railway Catering Between Imaginary and Consumption: Consumers, Images and Markets, Peter Lang, 2017, pp.267-282
  • 「中国から学び、西洋に売り込む―文明開化における中国のノウハウ」 『海外シンポジウム報告書』、国際日本文化研究センター、2016年、pp.129-136
  • “1874: Tea and Japan’s New Trading Regime,” in Helen Siu, Peter Perdue, and Eric Tagliacozzo eds., Asia Inside Out: Trading Empires of the South China Coast, South Asia, & the Gulf Region Volume 1: Critical Times, Harvard Univ. Press, 2015, pp.186-206
  • “Mid Nineteenth-Century Nagasaki: Western and Japanese Merchant Communities within Commercial and Political Transitions,” in Yuju Lin and Madeleine Zelin, eds., Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600-1980, Pickering and Chatto, 2014, pp.159-176