Our East Asian History faculty offer rigorous comparative and interdisciplinary training in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and transnational Asian history. While our research interests intersect in significant areas, we represent, collectively, a wide range of methodological approaches and areas of interest. Our faculty and students also participate in a vibrant scholarly community at UW-Madison that encompasses the Center for East Asian Studies, the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and the East Asia Graduate Student Association.
Our faculty’s special strengths include the social, cultural, political, and political-economic history of pre-modern, modern, and global China; gender in modern China; Chinese environmental history and the Chinese borderlands; the cultural and social history of post-colonial Korea; the social, cultural, political history of early modern Japan and modern Japan; and transnational Asia, including intellectual history, migration, and diaspora.
For undergraduate courses in East Asian History, see the Department of History’s Courses page. For graduate program requirements and courses, see the Department of History’s Graduate Program Handbook and Graduate Courses pages.