Alexis Dudden

Alexis Dudden, ICAS Fellow, is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Her work focuses on Northeast Asiaís modern history through the legacies of the Japanese empire. Alexis's first book, Japanís Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power (2005), examines late nineteenth century Japanese efforts to legitimate the nationís imperial project on the world stage through the countryís takeover of Korea. Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States (2008) moves into the post-colonial/post-war era by interrogating mechanisms intended to settle imperial and wartime histories that instead created a political and social dynamic of coordinated remembering and intentional forgetting that defines the possibilities for regional interaction. Alexis is an editorial board member of the online journal, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, and is the recipient of Fulbright and ACLS fellowships. Her current work, Islands, Empire, Nation: A History of Modern Japan, analyzes Japanís contemporary territorial disputes through the changing meaning of islands broadly defined.

Links for Alexis Dudden
Bulletin of October13, 2012
American Responsibility in Korea and Japan's Island Dispute
ICAS 2012 Fall Symposium
Bulletin of September 16, 2012
Korea-Japan Standoff: Why Americans Should Care


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