Publications

Book

  • Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015)
    • Reviewed by (Listed Chronologically): Diplomatic History; Michigan War Studies Review; H-War; Choice Review; Global Asia; New Global Studies; Journal of Cold War Studies; Journal of American-East Asian Relations; The Journal of Northeast Asian History; Asian Studies Review; Journal of American History; American Quarterly; Journal of Asian Studies; Canadian Journal of History; History: Reviews of New Books; Journal of World History; Pacific Historical Review; International Social Science Review; H-Diplo Roundtable; American Historical Review; Reviews in American History; LetterPile; Journal of Military History.
  • “Purity and Order: The Politics of Grassroots Conservatism in Wartime and Cold War Asia” (Single-authored monograph; Work in progress)
  • “Unlearning Cold War Narratives: Toward Alternative Understandings of the Cold War World” (Anthology; Work in progress)

Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews

  • “The Social Experience of War and Occupation” in Laura Hein ed., The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol. III (Cambridge University Press, in preparation; under contract).
  • “The Early Cold War: Studies of the Cold War in the Post-Cold War Era” in Christopher Dietrich ed., A Companion to U.S. Foreign Policy, Colonial Era to the Present (Wiley- Blackwell, in preparation; under contract).
  • “Reconsidering U.S.-Japanese Relations History,” The Oxford Handbook of American Foreign Relations, Robert Johnson ed. (Oxford University Press, under contract).
  • “People’s War at Home: Toward a Global and Comparative Social History of the Cold War World,” CWIHP e-Dossier Series (CWIHP, in preparation).
  • “Toward a Community of Dissent: A Critical Analysis on the Politics of Asian Community,” in a special issue on “Towards an Asian Community,” which will be published in the Korea Journal (Forthcoming).
  • Book review of End of Empire:100 Days in 1945 that changed Asia and the World, David Chandler, Robert Cribb, and Li Narangoa eds. (NIAS Press, 2016), Asian Studies Review (forthcoming).
  • “Interview with Hajimu Masuda,” Research Accolades, FASS Award for Promising Researcher (APR), FASS Research Division, NUS.
  • “Introduction” in “Many Cold Wars: Re- conceptualizing the Post-WWII World,” Esboços Vol. 23, No. 36 (2017), co-edited by Masuda Hajimu and Sidnei Munhoz, 330-333.
  • “What Was the Cold War? Imagined Reality, Ordinary People’s War, and Social Mechanism,” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 15:4, No. 3 (Feb 2017).
  • Translation of three pieces of writings about Japanese feminist artist, Tomiyama Taeko: “Democracy in Korea (韓国民主化運動);” “Memories of the Sea (海 記憶);” and “The Fox Story (きつね 物語).” Both English and Japanese versions are published at Northwestern University’s website “Imagination Without Borders.”
  • Author’s response, H-Diplo Roundtable Review on Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World, Vol. XVIII, No. 12 (2016), 18-28.
  • Book review of Mapping the Cold War: Cartography and the Framing of America’s International Power by Timothy Barney (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015), Journal of American History (June 2016).
  • “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” in John Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, and Xiaoshuo Hou eds., The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (Wiley-Blackwell, February 2016).
  • “Japan,” Edward J. Blum et al., America in the World, 1776 to the Present: The Dictionary of American History (Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, January 2016).
  • “The Cold War as Social Mechanism: Toward an Analysis of Cold War Asia, not of the Cold War in Asia,” IIAS Newsletter 72 (October 2015).
  • “Kyodai dogakukai: Sengoshi ni okeru genbakuten no mou hitostu no imi [Kyoto University Student Association: Another Meaning of the A-bomb Exhibition in the Postwar Era],” Chosen no senso [The War in Korea], Tessa-Morris Suzuki ed. (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, August 2015), 209-236.
  • “On the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War, It’s Worth Noting This: We Got the Meaning of the War Wrong,” History News Network (HNN) (June 2015).
  • “Still Cozy After All These Years: Beijing’s Support for Pyongyang During the Korean War Explains Why It Still Backs Kim Today,” Foreign Policy, co-authored with Sergey Radchenko (June 2015).
  • “The Social Politics of Imagined Realities,” Harvard University Press Blog (February 2015). “Sex Work in Occupied Japan,” Book review of Occupying Power: Sex Workers and
  • Servicemen in Postwar Japan by Sarah Kovner (H-Net Book Review, 2014).
  • “The Korean War’s Impacts on Society and Politics in Japan: Politics of Memory and the Making of Antiwar Activism” in Pierre Journoud ed., La guerre de Corée et ses enjeux stratégiques, de 1950 à nos jours [The Korean War and Its Strategic Issues From 1950 to the Present] (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2013), 273-283.
  • “The History of the Korean War and the History of China’s Present,” Journal of American- East Asian Relations, Volume 19, Issues 3-4 (December 2012), 339-344.
  • “The Korean War through the Prism of Chinese Society: Public Reactions and the Shaping of “Reality” in the Communist State, October-December 1950,” Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 14, No. 3 (2012), 3-38.
  • “Fear of World War III: Social Politics of Re-armament and Peace Movements in Japan during the Korean War, 1950-53,” Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 47, No. 3 (July 2012), 551-571.
  • “Interview: Welcome Dr. Masuda,” Mnemozine, Issue 3, Ngiam Xing Yi ed. (2012).
  • “Rumors of War: Immigration Disputes and the Social Construction of American-Japanese Relations, 1905-1913,” Diplomatic History Vol. 33 Issue 1 (January 2009), 1-37. (Ranked the third most downloaded article in the journal in 2010:

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