Carol Gluck

Carol Gluck

George Sansom Professor of History

912 International Affairs Bulding
Phone: (212) 854-2591
Office Hours: ON LEAVE


Ph.D. — Columbia University 1977
M.A. — Columbia University, 1970
B.A. — Wellesley, 1962

Interests and Research

Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History: modern Japan, from the late nineteenth century to the present, with writings on intellectual and political history, international relations, postwar Japanese history, historiography and public memory in Japan and the west. She received her B.A. from Wellesley (1962) and her Ph.D. from Columbia (1977).

Selected Publications


Japan's Modern Myths (1985)
Showa: the Japan of Hirohito (1992)
Asia in Western and World History (1997)
Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon (2009)
Thinking with the Past: the Japanese and Modern History (2013)
Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory (forthcoming)

Recent Articles

"The End of Elsewhere: Writing Modernity Now," American Historical Review, June 2011

“Réinventer la famille dans le Japon moderne,” in Christian Galan, Marion Saucier, and Emmanuel Lozerand, La famille japonaise moderne,1868-1926 : Disourses et debats (2010)

“Operations of Memory: 'Comfort Women' and the World,” in Sheila Miyoshi Jager and Rana Mitter, eds., Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post-Cold War in Asia (Harvard University Press, 2007)