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BROWN Roger

Faculty: Japanese and Asian Studies Program, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences TEL:
Position: Professor ■FAX:
Address: 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 338-8570 ■Mail Address: rhbrown@mail.saitama-u.ac.jp
■Web site: https://rogerbrown.academia.edu

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Assigned Class

American Studies Course, Faculty of Liberal Arts
Graduate School Doctoral Course in Japanese and Asian Culture

Research Field

Modern Japanese History
History of US-Japan Relations
History of Japan
keyword:History of the Showa Period , politics , thought , nationalism , army and navy , Asia-Pacific War

Current Subject

Prewar and wartime political and intellectual history
My research centers primarily on the political and intellectual history of Japan from World War I through the 1940s. While researching a book about the thought and activities of the nationalist ideologue Yasuoka Masahiro (1898-1983), I have found myself also writing about reformist "new bureaucrats," wartime Pan-Asianism, and the end of the war. At some point I also hope to look at the Imperial Japanese Navy and politics. In the field of US-Japan relations, I am particularly interested in the history of the Pacific War.

Academic Societies

Academic Societies
European Association for Japanese Studies
Nihonshi kenkyukai (Association for Japanese History)
Nihon Rekishi Gakkai (Society for Japanese History)
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Nihon Amerika Gakkai (Japanese Association for American Studies)
Association for Asian Studies

Academic Background

Graduate School
University of Southern California , (Doctor course , Japanese History) , 2004(Completed)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro , (Master course , US History) , 1993(Completed)
College
Elon College , (History) , 1985(Graduated)
Degree
PhD , University of Southern California
MA , University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BA , Elon College

Research Career

Research Career
2015 , Professor of Modern Japanese History, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
2009 - 2015 , Professor of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University
2005 - 2009 , Adjunct Lecturer (Japanese and East Asian History), School of International Liberal Arts, Waseda University
2005/04 - 2009/03 , Associate Professor of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University
2003 - 2005 , Foreign Lecturer, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University
2002 - 2005 , Adjunct Lecturer (Japanese and Chinese History), Temple University Japan
1996 - 1999 , Teaching Assistant (Japanese History), Department of History, University of Southern California
1992 - 1993 , Research Assistant, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research

Books, Articles, etc.

Books
Ishiwara Kanji's “Argument for an East Asian League," 1940.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield, In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:201-07 2011
Roger H. Brown

Nagai Ryutaro: “Holy War for the Reconstruction of Asia," 1937.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield,In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:155-59 2011
Roger H. Brown

Sun Yatsen: “Pan-Asianism," 1924.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield, In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:75-85 2011
Roger H. Brown

The Konoe Cabinet's “Declaration of a New Order in East Asia," 1938.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield, In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:167-73 2011
Roger H. Brown

Yasuoka Masahiro, “Education for Japanese Capable of Being Leaders of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere," 1942.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield,In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:263-70 2011
Roger H. Brown

Matsumoto Gaku and the Japan Culture League, 1933.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield,In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.:129-36 2010
Roger H. Brown

Visions of a Virtuous Manifest Destiny: Yasuoka Masahiro and Japan's Kingly Way. In Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & J. Victor Koschmann, eds.
,In Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & J. Victor Koschmann, eds. NY: Routledge:133-150 2007
Roger H. Brown

The Japanese New Order Movement.
,In Revolutionary Movements in World History: 1750 to the Present. Vol. 2 James V. DeFronzo, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO:489-499 2006
Roger H. Brown

Articles
「安岡正篤の「東洋的な牧民思想」と内務官僚」
,『埼玉大学紀要・教養学部』,第55(1):103〜126頁。 201910
ロジャー H. ブラウン

Perceptions of Fascism and the New Bureaucrats in Early Shōwa Japan.
,Saitama University Review (Faculty of Liberal Arts)・『埼玉大学紀要・教養学部』,54(1):69-103. 2018
Roger H. Brown

The Bureaucracy and Politics
,Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds., Routledge:212-224 2018
Roger H. Brown

Desiring to Inaugurate Great Peace: Yasuoka Masahiro, Kokutai Preservation, and Japan’s Imperial Rescript of Surrender・万世ノ為二太平ヲ開カント欲スー安岡正篤の国体護持思想を中心にー.
,Saitama University Review・『埼玉大学紀要・教養学部』,50(2):199-231. 2015
Roger H. Brown

Yasuoka Masahiro’s “New Discourse on Bushidō Philosophy”: Cultivating Samurai Spirit and Men of Character for Imperial Japan
,Social Science Japan Journal,16(1):107-129. 2013
Roger H. Brown

(The Other) Yoshida Shigeru and the Expansion of Bureaucratic Power in Prewar Japan
,Monumenta Nipponica ,67(2):283-327. 2012
Roger H. Brown

Shepherds of the People: Yasuoka Masahiro and the New Bureaucrats in Early Showa Japan.
,Journal of Japanese Studies,35(2):285-319. 2009
Roger H. Brown

Cold War Ambassador: Edwin O. Reischauer and the 'Broken Dialogue’ with Japan.
,Saitama University Review『埼玉大学紀要・教養学部』,41(1):103-132 2005
Roger H. Brown

A Confucian Nationalist for Modern Japan: Yasuoka Masahiro, the Nation-State, and Moral Self-Cultivation, 1898-1983.
,Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 14 May 2004
Roger H. Brown

安岡正篤の大正・昭和初期における人格論
,郷学(42):52-61 2003
ロジャーブラウン

Yasuoka Masahiro and Takushoku University.
,Takushoku University History Review『拓殖大学百年史研究』,10:1-17 2002
Roger H. Brown

Presentation
「敗戦前後の国体危機と親英米派―国家主義者安岡正篤の政治思想を中心にー」
埼玉大学創立70周年記念事業・第4回リベラルアーツ研究セミナー 201909

Preserving the National Polity in War and Peace: Japanese Conservative Reactions to Wartime Defeat and Occupation Reform.
Asian Studies Conference Japan, Saitama University 201906
Roger H. Brown

Conservative Nationalism in Japan on the Eve of War: Yasuoka Masahiro, Global Confrontation, and Japan’s "Divine Mandate"
Officers, Adventurers, and Statesmen: Reconsidering Militarism in Twentieth Century Japan (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 201706
Roger Brown

Roundtable Participant: "Navigating American Studies in an Age of ‘Globalization.’”
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS)/第50回アメリカ学会年次大会, 東京女子大学 201606
Roger H. Brown

「安岡正篤の「東洋的な牧民思想」と内務官僚」
近代日本政治外交史研究会 201606
ブラウン、ロジャー

Representing ‘Fascism’ in Early Shōwa Japan: Prewar Discourse, ‘New Bureaucrats’ and Yasuoka Masahiro’s World Trip.
First European Association for Japanese Studies Japan Conference, Kyoto University, 28-29 September, 2013 201309
Roger H. Brown

The New Bureaucrats and ‘Fascism’ in Early Shōwa Japan
International Convention of Asia Scholars, Macao, 25 June 2013 201306
Roger H. Brown

安岡正篤の「東洋的牧民思想」と内務官僚
第59回地方人材と郷学作興の研修会, ( ):  201203
ロジャー・ブラウン

The Other Yoshida Shigeru: Restraining 'Diet Omnipotence' in the Early Showa 'Period of Crisis.'
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, 3 April 2011
Roger H. Brown

安岡正篤の「東洋思想」における欧米観
第5回近代日本における反欧米論の系譜、上智大学、11月5日 2011
ロジャー・ブラウン

The Other Yoshida Shigeru.
International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, Singapore, 23 June 2010
Roger H. Brown

安岡正篤の「東洋思想」における人格論、王道論、牧民論
日本国際文化学会、第9全国大会、東海大学国際文化学部(札幌キャンパス)7月3日,日本国際文化学会第9回全国大会 2010
ロジャーブラウン

Co-Commentator for panel on "Military and Society"
International Conference "Revisiting Postwar Japan: A Twenty-year Check-up on the State of the Field," Sophia University, Tokyo, 31 May 2009
Roger H. Brown

‘A New Thesis of Bushido Philosophy’: Yasuoka Masahiro and Men of Character in Imperial Japan.
“Masculinities in Japan,” University of California at Santa Barbara, 2 February 2008
Roger H. Brown

牧民官の理想―安岡正篤の官治論と新官僚―
比較社会史研究会、埼玉大学、11月26日 2008
ロジャーブラウン

Shido in the Service of the State: Yasuoka Masahiro and the Ideal of the Warrior as Moral Elite in Imperial Japan.
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 8 April 2006
Roger H. Brown

‘Desiring to Inaugurate Great Peace’: Yasuoka Masahiro, Kokutai Preservation, and Japan’s Imperial Rescript of Surrender.
近代日本史研究会、社会科学研究所、東京大学/Japanese History Study Group, Institute of Social Science, Tokyo University, 30 September 2004
Roger H. Brown

Shepherding the People Toward Restoration: Yasuoka Masahiro and Official Reformism in Early Showa Japan.
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 3 March 2004
Roger H. Brown

Reviving Oriental Culture and Cultivating Patriotic Gentlemen: Yasuoka Masahiro, Conservative Political Morality and Right-Wing Nationalism in the Taishō Period.
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo, 13 February 2002
Roger H. Brown

Visions of a Virtuous New Order: Yasuoka Masahiro and the Kingly Way.
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) International Conference “Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History: Colonialism, Regionalism and Borders,” Tokyo, 30 November 2002
Roger H. Brown

Yasuoka Masahiro and Character Cultivation in Taishō Japan.
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 5 April 2002
Roger H. Brown

“Yasuoka Masahiro and the National Mainstay Society: Conservative Visions of Reform in Early Shōwa Japan.”
Modern Japan History Workshop, Waseda University, 23 March 2001
Roger H. Brown

Yasuoka Masahiro: Moral Restoration and Conservative Renovation, 1923-1935.
Asian Studies Conference Japan, Tokyo, 24 June 2001
Roger H. Brown

Cold War Ambassador: Edwin O. Reischauer and the 'Broken Dialogue’ with Japan.
Cold War History Group, University of California at Santa Barbara, May 1998
Roger H. Brown

Others
Perspectives on Fascism in Japanese Historiography. [Translator]
Routledge,In Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds, :225-236. 2017
Kato Yoko

Review of Yukiko Koshiro. Imperial Eclipse: Japan’s Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013.
,Japan Forum,27(3):414-18. 2015
Roger H. Brown

Review of Oleg Benesch. Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushidō in Modern Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
,H-Japan, H-Net Reviews, ( ):URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=44181 2015
Roger H. Brown

Review of Bernard Scheid, ed., with Kate Wildman Nakai. Kami Ways in Nationalist Territory: Shinto Studies in Prewar Japan and the West. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013.
,Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies,77(2):425-27. 201406
Roger H. Brown

Review of Janis Mimura, Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011)
,Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute,19(1):190-91 2013
Roger H. Brown

Review of Mark R. Peattie, Edward J. Drea, and Hans J. Van De Ven, eds. The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011)
, H-War, H-Net Reviews. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=35560 201212
Roger H. Brown

“Argument for an East Asian League." [Translator] In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield:201-07 2011
Roger H. Brown

Yasuoka Masahiro. “Education for Japanese Capable of Being Leaders of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." [Translator] In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield:263-70 2011
Roger H. Brown

Nagai Ryūtarō. “Holy War for the Reconstruction of Asia." [Translator] In Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920-Present, Sven Saaler & Christopher Szpilman, eds.
NY: Rowman & Littlefield:155-59 2011
Roger H. Brown

Review of Kenneth J. Ruoff, Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2600th Anniversary (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010)
,Monumenta Nipponica,66(1):176-80 2011
Roger H. Brown

書評:Review of The Culture of Japanese Fascism, Alan Tansman, ed.,
Durham: Duke University Press, 2009,Social Science Japan Journal,12(2):288-92 2009
Roger H. Brown

‘Asia’ in the Eyes of Postwar Intellectuals.[Translator]
,In Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & J. Victor Koschmann, eds. NY: Routledge:200-212 2007
Oguma Eiji

「日本の近代と日米関係」
第一回埼玉大学ホームカミング・デー講演、11月17日 2007
ロジャーブラウン

Pan-Asianism and National Reorganization: Japanese Perceptions of China and the United States, 1914-1928.[Translator]
,In Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History. Sven Saaler & J. Victor Koschmann, eds. NY: Routledge:67-82 2007
Kato Yoko

安岡正篤と近代日本
埼玉大学総合研究機構,総合研究機構研究プロジェクト研究成果報告書(5):260-261 2007
ロジャーブラウン
Yasuoka Masahiro and Modern Japan

書評:Review of Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006
,Pacific Affairs (Winter),79(4):688-689 2007
Roger H. Brown

書評:Review of M. G. Sheftall, Blossoms in the Wind: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze.
NAL Caliber, 2005,Anthropological Science,113(3):303-305 2005
Roger H. Brown

書評:Review of 山本礼子、『米国対日占領政策と武道教育―大日本武徳会の興亡』[American Occupation Policy Toward Japan and Martial Arts Education: the Rise and Fall of the Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association].
日本図書センター,Social Science Japan Journal,8(2):294-298 2005
Roger H. Brown

「安岡正篤の大正期における教化・修養思想とその歴史的意味」
大成会、東京、2月9日 2002
ロジャーブラウン

Japanese Expansion. In Encyclopedia of Modern Asia.
NY: Scribners:258-260 2002
Roger H. Brown

Education

Lectures

2021 , 2nd Semester , Seminar in the History of US-Japan Relations II
2021 , 2nd Semester , Seminar in Modern Japanese History
2021 , 1st Semester , Seminar in the History of US-Japan Relations I
2021 , 2nd Semester , Modern Japanese History
2021 , 1st Semester , Introduction to American Society
2021 , 2nd Semester , Introduction to American Studies: Survey History of US-Japan Relations
2021 , 1st Semester , Modern Japanese History I (Historiography of Modern Japan)
2021 , 2nd Semester , Special Topics in Japanese Political & Intellectual History (doctoral course)