Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, History

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Professor of History, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Korea Institute & Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University (2008 - 2009)
  • Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University (2006 - 2013)
  • Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (2004 - 2004)
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (2003 - 2003)
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, Harvard University (2002 - 2003)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan (2001 - 2003)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Cultural Center Arirang (NPO, Korean Documents Archive), Nishikawaguchi, Japan (2001 - 2003)
  • Harvard University Merit Fellowship, Harvard University (2001 - 2002)
  • Weatherhead Center for International Studies, Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University (2001 - 2002)
  • Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (2001 - 2001)
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (2000 - 2000)
  • Intellectual-Cultural Fellow, Dudley House, Harvard University (1999 - 2001)
  • Harvard-Yenching Institute Fellowship, Harvard University (1998 - 2001)
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, University of California at Berkeley (1997 - 1997)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California at Berkeley (1996 - 1996)
  • Graduate Student Reader, University of California at Berkeley (1995 - 1995)

Honors & Awards


  • John K. Fairbank Prize, American Historical Association (2012)
  • Nomination for Robert F. Heizer Award, Journal for Asian Studies (2012)
  • Pacific Coast Branch Book Award, American Historical Association (2012)
  • Harold K. Gross Dissertation Prize, Harvard University (2006)
  • Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University (2004 - 2006)
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (2004)
  • Certificate for dedicated service to Dudley House, Harvard University (2001)
  • Anne Mcintyre Award in History, Cornell University (1995)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University (1995)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University (1995)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Organizer, Center for East Asian Studies Colloquia on New Directions in Japanese History, Stanford University (2013 - 2013)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Program, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, History 1 Committee on designing a gateway course for the History Major, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, Dissertation Writing Workshop, Department of History, Stanford University (2012 - 2012)
  • Member, Graduate Student Teaching Prize Subcommittee, Stanford University (2011 - 2011)
  • Member, Stanford Society of Fellows of Japanese Studies committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Program, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Program, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Guest Lecturer, Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Core Seminar, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Organizer, Center for East Asian Studies Colloquium, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of History, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Interviewer, Bing Overseas Study Program, Internship in Japan, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Faculty participant, History Major Dinner, Department of History, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Guest Lecturer, Stanford University Honors College Seminar, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Faculty facilitator, Center for Teaching and Learning Humanities Teaching Lunch, Faculty Club, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Fellowship Screener, Stanford Humanities Center fellowships, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Fellowship Screener, Stanford Society of Fellows in Japanese Studies, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Guest Lecturer, Center for East Asian Studies M.A. Core Seminar, Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on "Japanese Settlers in Colonial Korea and Modernity," Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan (2003 - 2003)
  • Co-organizer, Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies, Harvard University (2001 - 2001)
  • Member, The Association for Asian Studies, Michigan, USA
  • Member, The American Historical Association, Washington, DC, USA
  • Member, The Association for Japanese Colonial Studies (Nihon Shokuminchi Kenkyukai), Tokyo, Japan
  • Member, The Association for Korean Historical Studies (Chosenshi Kenkyukai), Tokyo, Japan

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, History (2005)
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, History (1997)
  • B.A., Cornell University, History (1995)

2016-17 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • From Island Nation to Oceanic Empire: A Vision of Japanese Expansion from the Periphery JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES Uchida, J. 2016; 42 (1): 57-90
  • THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN COLONIAL LIFE: RESIDENTS' MOVEMENTS IN KOREA UNDER JAPANESE RULE PAST & PRESENT Uchida, J. 2013: 217-248
  • Public Sphere in Colonial Life: Resident's Movements in Korea under Japanese Rule (peer review) Past & Present Uchida, J. 2013; 220 (August): 217 - 248
  • A Sentimental Journey: Mapping the Interior Frontier of Japanese Settlers in Colonial Korea Critical Readings on the Colonial Period of Korea, 1910-1945 Uchida, J. edited by Hyung-Gu, L. Leiden: Boston: Brill. 2013
  • A Sentimental Journey: Mapping the Interior Frontier of Japanese Settlers in Colonial Korea The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, Vol. 1: Social Organization Uchida, J. edited by White, O. Ashgate. 2013
  • Between Collaboration and Conflict: State and Society in Wartime Korea Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan Uchida, J. edited by Kimura, M., Minohara, T. Toronto: Toronto University Press. 2013
  • A Sentimental Journey: Mapping the Interior Frontier of Japanese Settlers in Colonial Korea JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Uchida, J. 2011; 70 (3): 706-729
  • Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea 1876-1945 Uchida, J. Harvard University Press. 2011
  • "A Scramble for Freight": The Politics of Collaboration along and across the Railway Tracks of Korea under Japanese Rule COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN SOCIETY AND HISTORY Uchida, J. 2009; 51 (1): 117-150
  • Japanese Settlers' Collaboration with 'Naisen Ittai' Policy in Colonial Korea under Total War Entangled Modernities: Crossings between Korean and Japanese Studies Uchida, J. edited by Em, H., Chun-hyok, K. Seoul: Humanitas. 2009
  • Ch'ongnyokch'on sigi e issoso ui chae Choson Ilbonin ui 'naeson ilch'e' chongch'aek e taehan hyomnyok [Japanese Settlers' Collaboration with 'Naisen Ittai' Policy in Colonial Korea under Total War] (peer review) Asian Studies Uchida, J. 2008; 51 (1)
  • Between Fascism and Colonialism: Japan's Naisen Ittai Policy and Mass Mobilization in Wartime Korea New Currents in the Humanities: Crossing National and Disciplinary Boundaries in Korean and Japanese Studies Uchida, J. Seoul: Asiatic Research Center, Korea University. 2007
  • Securing prosperity and serving the nation: Japanese farmers and Manchuria, 1931-33 Nijusseiki Nihon no nomin to nason Wilson, S., Yoshiaki, N., Waswo, A., Trasnlated by Uchida, J. University of Tokyo Press. 2006
  • Ethnos and Ethnology in Manchukuo Iwanami Koza: Ajia, Taiheiyo Sensa, vol. 7: Shihai to boryoku Duara, P., Translated by Uchida, J. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. 2006
  • Brokers of Empire: Japanese and Korean business elites in colonial Korea Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Prqjects, Practices, Legacies Uchida, J. edited by Elkins, C., Pedersen, S. New York and London: Routledge. 2005
  • Assimilation Policy and Japanese Settlers in Colonial Korea: A Case Study of the Dominkai (peer review) Journal of Korean Studies Uchida, J. 2003; 41 (October)
  • Securing prosperity and serving the nation: Japanese farmers and Manchuria, 1931-33 Farmers and Village Life in Twentieth-Century Japan Wilson, S., Translated by Uchida, J. edited by Waswo, A., Yoshiaki, N. RoutledgeCurszon. 2003: 345–296
  • The Japanese in Colonial Korea (Book Review) Korean Culture and Society Uchida, J. 2003; 2 (October)
  • Settler Colonialism: Japanese Merchants in Korea in the 1920s Japanese Settler Colonialism and Capitalism in Japan: Advancing into Korea, Settling Down, and Returning to Japan, 1905-1950 Uchida, J. 2002
  • Japanese Colonists in Korea and Japanese Modernity Arirang Courier Uchida, J. 2002; 27 (July)
  • Recent Trends in Colonial Studies in the United States: Exploring New Perspectives (peer review) Journal of Japanese Colonial Studies Uchida, J. 2001; 13 (May)
  • Weber's Ambivalent Legacy: Bureaucracy and Famine in Eighteenth-Century China Berkely Journal of Asian Studies Uchida, J. 1996; 7