Michael Weiner, PhD

Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program
Faculty - Full-Time
michael weiner
Associate Dean of Faculty
Director of Faculty Research and Development
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
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  • PhD Modern Japanese History, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • BA, Chinese History and Sociology, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • Media and Society in Pacific Asia
  • War and Memory in Pacific Asia
  • Human Rights and Civil Society in East Asia

Current research interest includes the history of medicine in Japan with particular reference to the social history of leprosy and leprosy control. A co-authored article that compares disease control in modernizing states (Chile and Japan) is currently in progress, and a single-authored monograph, A Social History of Leprosy and Leprosy Control in Japan, is planned. A second book (edited) project, Race and Ethnicity in Asia, will be published by Routledge.

  • Barter, Shane, and Michael Weiner. “An Introduction to the Pacific Basin.” In The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, edited by Shane Barter and Michael Weiner, 1-10. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Weiner, Michael. “East Asia: Convergence and Divergence.” In The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, edited by Shane Barter and Michael Weiner, 35-45. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Weiner, Michael. “The Pacific War: Remembering & Forgetting.” In The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, edited by Shane Barter and Michael Weiner, 81-90. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • England, Sarah and Michael Weiner. “Migration, Immigration, and Settlement within the Pacific Basin.” In The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, edited by Shane J. Barter and Michael Weiner, 91-100. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Read, Ian, and Michael Weiner. “State building, Disease, and Public Health.” In The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, edited by Shane J. Barter and Michael Weiner, 158-67. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Japan’s Minorities; The Illusion of Homogeneity [second edition], Routledge, 2009
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan (3 volumes), [ed.] Routledge Major Works Series, 2004
  • Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity, Routledge, 1997
  • Race and Migration in Imperial Japan, Routledge, 1994
  • The Internationlization of Japan, (Co-editor and translator) with GD Hook, Routledge, 1992
  • The Origins of Korean Community in Japan, Humanities Press, 1990
  • 2014-present, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Soka University of America
  • 2005-present, Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Soka University of America
  • 2005-2011, Director, International Studies, Soka University of America
  • 2000-2005, Chair, Department of Asian Studies, San Diego State University
  • 2000-2005, Director, Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University
  • 1996-2000, Reader in Modern Japanese History, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1995-2000, Director, East Asia Research Center, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1995-2000, Managing Editor, Japan Forum
  • Professor of the Year, Soka University of America, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, San Diego State University, 2005
  • Economic and Social Research Council, Pacific Asia Initiative
  • British Academy
  • Japan Foundation (multiple)
  • Japan Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (multiple)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education (multiple)
  • Reischauer Institute Fellowship, Harvard University