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Simon Partner, Director

Simon Partner
Contact Info:
Office Location:  303 Classroom Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3014, (919) 684-1140
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2021):

    Online ON, M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
  • HISTORY 512S.01, TRAVEL JAPAN Synopsis
    Online ON, Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 512S.01, EAS 512S.01)

Ph.D.Columbia University1997
M.Phil.Columbia University1994
M.A.Columbia University1993
M.A.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)1985
M.B.A.University of Manchester (United Kingdom)1984
B.A.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)1980

Cultural History
African, Middle East and Asia
Research Interests:

Late 19th and 20th-century Japanese history Focusing on: growth of consumer markets; technology and social change; Japanese rural society

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jackson, E; Partner, S, Bull City Survivor: Standing up to a Hard Life in a Southern City (2013), MacFarland & Company, Inc.  [author's comments]
  2. Partner, S, The Mayor of Aihara: A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925 (May, 2009), University of California Press
  3. Partner, S, Toshie: A Story of Rural Life in Twentieth Century Japan (2004), University of California Press [102-1008339-5256135]  [abs]
  4. Partner, S, Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer (1999), Berkeley: University of California Press (292 pages.) [102-1008339-5256135]  [abs]
  5. Partner, S, Peasants into citizens?: The Meiji village in the Russo-Japanese war, Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 62 no. 2 (January, 2007), pp. 179-209, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0027-0741 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. Partner, S, Taming the Wilderness: The Lifestyle Improvement Movement in Twentieth Century Japan, Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 56 no. 4 (December, 2001)
  7. Partner, S, Brightening Country Lives: Selling Electrical Goods in the Japanese Countryside, 1950–1970, Enterprise and Society, vol. 1 no. 4 (January, 2000), pp. 762-784, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]

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