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Kristina K Troost, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and Adjunct Asst Prof of History

Kristina K Troost

  • Head of the International and Area Studies Department, Perkins Library: Provides leadership for area studies librarianship both locally and nationally.
  • Japanese Studies Librarian, Perkins Library: Responsibilities include faculty liaison, research consultations, library instruction, collection development and web-based guides.  
  • Director of Graduate Studies for Duke's M.A. program in East Asian Studies.  
  • Professional interests include research methods, scholarly communication, and pre-modern Japanese social and economic history.

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1990
A.M., Harvard University, 1975
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1974
B.A., Carleton College, 1971, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Bostock 231, Perkins Library, Durham, NC 27708-0195
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5844
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://guides.library.duke.edu/c.php?g=289731&p=1930971


Ph.D. Harvard University1990
MAHarvard University1975
AMUniversity of Minnesota1974
BACarleton College1971
Areas of Interest:

Medieval Japanese villages
Medieval Japan
Library instruction for Japanese Studies
Digital technology
The Future of the book
International cooperation
cooperative collection development


agricultural technology • Agriculture • Common property • community formation • East Asia • History • Japan • Library • Peasants • Village communities • villages


Head, International and Area Studies Department, Perkins Library; Japanese Studies Librarian Director of Graduate Studies, East Asian Studies
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. Troost, KK, The East Asian Collection at Duke University: Dynamics of Change., in Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008 (2010), pp. 306-319, Association for Asian Studies, ISBN 0924304561 [repository]  [abs]
  2. Troost, KK, Challenges for East Asian Libraries, Asian Studies Newsletter (Fall, 1998)
  3. Troost, KK, Surfing the internet for Japanese popular culture, Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 31 no. 2 (Spring, 1998)
  4. Troost, K, Peasants, Elites and Villages in the Fourteenth Century., in The Origins of Japan's Medieval World Courtiers, Clerics, Warriors, and Peasants in the Fourteenth Century, edited by Mass, JP (1997), pp. 91-109, Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804743797  [abs]
  5. K. K. Troost, Hitomi Tonomura, Community and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, vol. 55 no. 1 (Summer, 1995), pp. 261-269

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