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YOSHIE Hirokazu

YOSHIE Hirokazu

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Modern and contemporary history of Japan
  • Current Research Themes
    I examine the role played by the official photographs of the emperor known as goshin’ei in school education and society in modern Japan. In particular, I analyze how these photographs delighted some people, angered others, and filled still others with the resolve to fight to the death. My goal is to understand the relationship between political icons and modernity around the world.
  • Keywords for Research
    emperor, public education, local history, nation-sate, total war
Education
  • 2017
    PhD program, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Professional Experience
  • 2012
    Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2015
    Part-time Lecturer, Hosei University
  • 2015
    Part-time Lecturer, Showa Women's University
  • 2017
    Research Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2017
    Assistant Professor, Office of International Research Exchange, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 2010
    BA in Liberal Arts, Sophia University
  • 2017
    PhD in History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University
Achievements
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Articles
  • “Writing Ashida Enosuke out: A Social History of the ‘Voluntary Composition Dispute’ (zuii sendai ronsō) in Japan, 1918 to 1923,” Educational Studies in Japan, Japanese Educational Research Association, March 2016
Presentations, Symposiums, Lectures etc.
  • “Emperor Meiji and Kindergarten Pupils in 2017,” First Friday Talk, The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, April 2017
  • “The Power and Authority of the Emperor’s Portrait at Elementary School in Japan between 1890 and 1945,” International Conference of Historians of Asia, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Alor Setar, Malaysia, April 2017
  • “Composition Education between 1918 and 1923 & the Pre-War State’s Collectivist Ideology Re-visited,” Annual Meeting of Asian Studies Conference Japan, Oberlin College, Asian Studies Conference Japan, Tokyo, Japan, June 2013
  • “Writing Un-professionalism out of Primary School: The Mystery of the Pedagogical Debate on the Subject of Composition and Emperor Ideology (or, lack thereof) between 1905 and 1925,” Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, Association of Asian Studies, San Diego, US, March 2013