Carol Gluck

Carol Gluck

George Sansom Professor of History

912 International Affairs Bulding
Phone: (212) 854-2591


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) 
Rekishi de kangaeru [Thinking with History], 2007, 2016
Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon (2009) 
Shishoshi toshite no gendai  [Thought and Society in Contemporary Japan], 2016
Thinking with the Past: the Japanese and Modern History (2017)
Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory (forthcoming)

Recent Articles

“Kindai Nihon ni okeru ‘sekinin’ no hen’i [Changes in the understanding of “responsibility” in modern Japan], in Shisoshi toshite no gendai Nihon , 2016.

"Une métahistoire de l’historiographie japonaise d’après-guerre" [A Meta-history of postwar Japanese historiography], in L’histoire du Japon et l’histoire au Japon (Regards sur l’histoire, 2016).

“The Seventieth Anniversary of World War II’s End in Asia,” Journal of Asian Studies, August 2015.

“The Far Outside and the Deep Within: More Novels on World War II,” Public Books May. 2015.

“Meiji e Modernidade: da História à Teoria,” [Meiji and Modernity: from History to Theory] in O Japão no Caleidoscópio: Estudies da Sociedade e da Historia Japonesa,  2014.

Infinite Mischief? History and Literature Once Again,” Representations, Fall 2013.

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