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

Kristina K Troost

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

Office Location:  Bostock 231, Perkins Library, Durham, NC 27708-0195
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5844
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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
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