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Joshua A. Fogel

Joshua A. Fogel

Faculty Associate



Department of History, York University

Research Keywords:

Cultural and intellectual relations between China and Japan

Research Region(s):

China, East Asia, Japan

Research Diaspora(s):

Joshua A. Fogel is a specialist in the cultural and intellectual relations between China and Japan. He has written, translated or edited 71 books (see for excruciating detail). He was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Berkeley, CA, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago and graduate school at Columbia University and Kyoto University, and then went on to teach at Harvard University (1981–88) and University of California, Santa Barbara (1989–2005), before accepting a Canada Research Chair in the History Department at York University in 2005. He has been a visiting professor at Kyoto University, Kansai University, Hebrew University and the Institute for Advanced Study (2001–03), among other such places. He founded and edited the journal Sino-Japanese Studies for nearly 30 years. He has held grants from an assortment of agencies: Fulbright, Japanese Ministry of Education, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Japan Foundation and SSHRC. He is presently working on the history of the Esperanto movement in China and Japan, ca. 1895–1932. He was also the Berkeley yo-yo champion of 1965. He is, in short, a star.