STEELE, M. william

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Apr 10, 2013 at 20:57
STEELE, M. william
B.A.(University of California (Santa Cruz)), Ph.D(Harvard University)
Other affiliation
International Christian UniversityInternational Christian University

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, International Christian University College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences Major: History
:Assistant Professor, Japanese History, ICU
:Associate Professor, Japanese History, ICU
-:Professor, Japanese History, ICU
:Director, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University

Committee Memberships

"Vice President, Asian Studies Conference Japan 2004 - present"
Higashi Ajia Bunka Kosho Gakkai  
Meiji Ishin-shi Gakkai  
Asian Studies Conference Japan  
Nihon Shisoshi Gakkai  


The Making of a Bicycle Kingdom: Japan
STEELE, M. William
Transfers: Interdisiplinary Journal of Mobility Studues   2(2) 70-94   2012
(Book Review) Hamish Ion, American Missionaries, Oyatoi, and Japan, 1859-73, University of British Columbia Press, 2009
STEELE, M. William
Monumenta Nipponica   66(1) 165-167   2011
The Speedy Feet of the Nation: Bicycles and Everyday Mobility in Modern Japan
STEELE, M. William
Journal of Transport History   31(2) 182-209   2010
Meiji Twitterings: A Parody of Fukuzawa's "An Encouragement of Learning"
STEELE, M. William
18 55-77   2010
[book review] Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists: The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860-1960, Cornell University Press, 2008
STEELE, M. William
Journal of Asian Studies   69(1) 273-75   2010

Books etc

Nihon no bunmei kaika no hikari to kage - Kume Kunitake no rekishi-kan” [Bright and Dark Views of Civilization and Enlightenment in Japan: Kume Kunitake’s Understanding of History]
"Sekai no naka no Nihon no yakuwari o kangaeru [Appraising Japan’s Role in the World], Keio Daigaku Shuppankai"   2009   
Japan and Russia: Three Centuries of Mutual Images
Global Oriental Press   2008   
"Japanese Intellectual History in the 1990s: Modernity, National Identity, and the Contemporary"
"Japan and its Worlds: Marius B. Jansen and the Internationalization of Japanese Studies, I-House Press"   2007   
Katsu Kaishu and the Historiography of the Meiji Restoration
"Writing Histories in Japan: Texts and Their Transformations from Ancient Times through the Meiji Era, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies"   2007   
"Arayuru rekishi wa chi’ikishi de aru: Yoshino Taizo to chi’iki seiji, kokunai seiji, sekai seiji [All History is Local History: Yoshino Taiz? and Local, National, and World Politics]"
"Rookaru hisutorii kara guroobaru hisutorii e ? tabunka no rekishigaku to chiiki shi [From Local History to Global History: Historiography and Regional History from a Multicultural Perspective], Iwata Shoin"   2005   

Conference Activities & Talks

The Great Northern Famine of 1905-1906: Two Sides of International Aid
Asian Studies Conference Japan 16th Annual Conference   2012   
Re-cycling and Bi-cycling in Japan: History Does Not Always Repeat Itself
Re/Cycling Historys: Users and Paths to Sustainability in Everyday Life   2011   
Realizing Liberal Arts Education In Japan: Can We Change the Way Our Students Learn?
Japan’s Postwar Constitution: Legislating Peace and Religious Freedom
World Parliament of Religions (Melboure)   2009   
Meiji Twitterings: A Parody of Fukuzawa’s Encouragement of Learning

Research Grants & Projects

History of Transportation, especiailly bicycle history
Project Year: 2008 - 2012
Visual Representations of the Meiji Restoration
Project Year: 2009 - 2013
Conservative Thought in the Meiji Period
Project Year: 2009 - 2013