Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies and Professor of History at Temple University (Japan campus). He is a Japan Focus associate.
He is the author of “Burma’s Despair,” Critical Asian Studies, 40:1 (March 2008), 3-43, several recent articles on East Timor, and Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2004).
He also is the editor of Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery after Japan’s 3/11, Routledge 2012. He is the author of Contemporary Japan (2nd edition), London: Wiley 2013 and Nationalism in Asia: A History Since 1945 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
Most recently, he wrote The Politics of Religion, Nationalism and Identity (2019) and Japan (2019), edited Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (2019, rev 2nd ed.) and Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (2017)) and co-edited Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia (2019) and Japan’s Foreign Relations with Asia (2018).
His current research focuses on transitional justice and the politics of memory.