Joshua A. Fogel (York University)

Prof. Joshua Fogel is Professor of History at the University of York, Toronto, Canada. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1980 and has taught at Harvard University (1981-1988) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (1989-2005). His main research interest is the study of Sino-Japanese cultural and political relations. He has single-authored six books and published 17 edited volumes and 14 volumes of translation. He is the editor of the online journal Sino-Japanese Studies.

Joshua Fogel has been affiliated at RCT as honorary research fellow since 2010; and he is mainly involved in the projects “Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the 19th and early 20th Century”, funded by the Focused Investment Scheme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and “Sinologists as Translators in the 17th-19th Century”, funded by RCT Research Fund.

Major Publications

Authored books:

1.Articulating the Sinosphere: Sino-Japanese Relations in Space and Time (Harvard University Press, 2009).
2.The Literature of Travel in the Japanese Rediscovery of China, 1862-1945 (Stanford University Press, 1996).
3.The Cultural Dimension of Sino-Japanese Relations: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1994).
4.Nakae Ushikichi in China: The Mourning of Spirit (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1989) [Japanese translation published by Iwanami shoten in 1992; Chinese translation by Commercial Press, 2011].
5.Ai Ssu-ch’i’s Contribution to the Development of Chinese Marxism (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1987).
6.Politics and Sinology: The Case of Naitō Konan (1866-1934) (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1984) [Japanese translation published by Heibonsha in 1989].
7.JAPAN 1979: A New York Times Survey (New York: Arno Press, 1979).

Edited books:

1.(Ed.) The Role of Japan in Modern China Art (Berkeley: International and Area Studies, University of California, forthcoming).
2.(Co-ed.) Czernowitz at 100: The First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, Lexington Books, 2010).
3.(Ed.) Writing Histories in Japan: Texts and Their Transformations from Ancient Times through the Meiji Era (Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2007).
4.(Ed.) Crossing the Yellow Sea: Sino-Japanese Cultural Contacts, 1600-1950 (Norwalk: EastBridge, 2007).
5.(Ed.) Traditions of East Asian Travel (New York: Berghahn Books, 2006).
6.(Ed.) The teleology of the modern nation-state: Japan and China (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).
7.(Ed.) Late Qing China and Meiji Japan: political & cultural aspect (Norwalk: EastBridge, 2004).
8.(Ed.) The role of Japan in Liang Qichao’s introduction of modern western civilization to China (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 2004).
9.(Ed.) Sagacious Monks and Bloodthirsty Warriors: Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming-Qing Period (Norwalk: EastBridge, 2002).
10.(Ed.) Historiography and Japanese Consciousness of Values and Norms (Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2002).
11.(Co-Ed.) Encyclopedia of World History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
12.(Ed.) The Nanjing Massacre in history and historiography (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000; Japanese translation published by Kashiwa shobō, 2000).
13.(Ed.) Japanese Travelogues of China in the 1920s: The Accounts of Akutagawa Ryūnosuke and Tanizaki Jun’ichirō (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1997).
14.(Co-Ed.) Imagining the people: Chinese intellectuals and the concept of citizenship, 1890-1920 (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1997).
15.(Co-Ed.) Meeting of minds: intellectual and religious interaction in East Asian traditions of thought: essays in honor of Wing-tsit Chan and William Theodore de Bary (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997).
16.(Ed.) Chinese women in a century of revolution, 1850-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989).
17.(Co-Ed.) Perspectives on a changing China: essays in honor of Professor C. Martin Wilbur on the occasion of his retirement (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1979).

Translated books:

1.(Trans.) On the Formation of the Chinese Communist Party, 1919-1922 (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
2.(Trans.) Demon Capital Shanghai: The “Modern” Experience of Japanese Intellectuals (Portland: MerwinAsia, forthcoming).
3.(Trans.) Sino-Japanese Relations in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Portland: MerwinAsia, forthcoming).
4.(Trans.) The blue wolf: a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).
5.(Trans.) Chronicle of the Tatar Whirlwind: A Novel of Seventeenth-Century East Asia (Floating World Editions, 2007).
6.(Trans.) Manchuria under Japanese dominon (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006).
7.(Trans.) The Taiping rebellion (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2001).
8.(Trans.) Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia: a feminist poet from Japan encounters prewar China (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001).
9.(Trans.) Japan and China: Mutual Representations in the Modern Era (Richmond: Curzon Press, 2000).
10.(Trans.) Pioneer of the Chinese Revolution: Zhang Binglin and Confucianism (Standford: Stanford University Press, 1990).
11.(Trans.) Bilingualism in the History of Jewish Literature (Lanham: University Press of America, 1990).
12.(Trans.) Recent Japanese studies of modern Chinese history (II): (Armonk.: M.E. Sharpe, 1989).
13.(Trans.) Life along the South Manchurian Railway: The Memoirs of Itō Takeo (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1988).
14.(Trans.) Murder in a Peking Studio (Tempe: Arizona State University Press, 1986).
15.(Trans.) Medieval Chinese society and the local “community” (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985).
16.(Trans.) Recent Japanese Studies of Modern Chinese History (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1984).
17.(Trans.) Naitō Konan and the Development of the Conception of Modernity in Chinese History (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1983).

10 Representative Articles:

1.“The Discovery of the Gold Seal in 1784 and the Waves of Historiography Ever Since”, Journal of Cultural Interaction in East Asia, 2(2011): 15-32.
2.“The Recent Boom in Shanghai Studies”, Journal of the History of Ideas, 71.2 (April 2010): 313-33.
3.“Chinggis on the Japanese Mind”, Mongolian Studies, XXXI (2009): 259-69.
4.“A Decisive Turning Point in Sino-Japanese Relations: The Senzaimaru Voyage to Shanghai of 1862″, Late Imperial China, 29.1 Supplement (June 2008): 104-24.
5.“Prostitutes and Painters: Early Japanese Migrants to Shanghai”, in Marc C. Rodriguez and Anthony T. Grafton (eds.), Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective (University of Rochester Press, 2007), pp. 89-117.
6.“Chinese Understanding of the Japanese Language from Ming to Qing”, in Sagacious Monks and Bloodthirsty Warriors: Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming-Qing Period (EastBridge, 2002), pp. 63-87.
7.“‘Shanghai-Japan’: The Japanese Residents’ Association of Shanghai”, Journal of Asian Studies, 59.4 (November 2000): 927-50.
8.“The Other Japanese Community: Leftwing Japanese Activities in Wartime Shanghai”, in Yeh Wen-hsin (ed.), Wartime Shanghai (Routledge, 1998), pp. 42-61.
9.“The Asiatic Mode of Production Debates in Soviet Russia, China, and Japan”, American Historical Review 93.1 (February 1988): 56-79.
10.“Race and Class in Chinese Historiography: Divergent Interpretations of Zhang Binglin and the 1911 Revolution”, Modern China 3.3 (July 1977): 346-75.