Carol Gluck

Carol Gluck (born November 12, 1941[1]) is an American academic and Japanologist. She is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University and served as the president of the Association for Asian Studies in 1996.


Gluck was born in Chicago, Illinois, and received her B.A. from Wellesley in 1962. She was awarded her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1977.[2]

She has been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, the University of Venice, Harvard University, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.[3] Gluck directs the East Asian Studies program within the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She was president of the Association for Asian Studies in 1996.

Select worksEdit


  • 2019 – Senso no Kioku (War Memory) New York: Columbia University Press.
  • 2009 – Words in Motion co-edited with Anna Tsing. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.
  • 2007 – Rekishi de kangaeru (Thinking with History). Tokyo: Iwanami
  • 1997 – Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching co-edited with Ainslie Embree. Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe.
  • 1992 – Showa: the Japan of Hirohito. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • 1985 – Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


  • "Meiji and Modernity: From History to Theory,” in Intrecci Culturali ed. Rosa Caroli (Venice, 2009)
  • "Ten Top Things to Know About Japan in the Early Twentieth Century," Education About Asia (Winter 2008).




  1. ^ "Biographical entry for Carol Gluck" Archived June 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine April 17, 2010
  2. ^ Weatherhead East Asian Institute: Carol Gluck.
  3. ^ Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought (CGT): Carol Gluck Archived June 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.


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