Tetsuo Najita

Tetsuo Najita, Ph.D.

Robert S. Ingersolll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Teaching and Research Interests: 

Eighteenth-century Tokugawa thought, the history of early modern and modern Japan, and the intellectual history of politics (seiji shisoshi).

Selected Publications: 

Visions of Virtue in Tokugawa Japan: The Kaitokudo Merchant Academy of Osaka (1987 and 1997), winner of Yamagata Banto Prize (1990); translated into Japanese by Iwanami Press (1992).

"Traditional Cooperatives in Modern Japan: Rethinking Alternatives to Cosmopolitanism and Nativism," Development and Change (27.2:1996).

"Ambiguous Encounters: Ogata Koan and International Studies in Late Tokugawa Osaka," in Osaka, The Merchant's Capital of Early
Modern Japan
, edited by James L. McClain and Wakita Osamu, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Edited Tokugawa Political Writings, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Courses: 
  • Japanese Intellectual History
  • Introduction to Politics and Culture in Modern Japan
  • Tokugawa Intellectual History
  • Modern Japanese History