Kyoto University Research Project: Kishi Nobusuke and the Origins of Japan’s Postwar Conservatism
Dr. Levidis received a Ph.D. in History from Kyoto University. He has been an Assistant Professor of History at Kyoto University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. His research focuses on political and intellectual history, the Japanese right wing, fascism and militarism, and pan-Asianism in the early twentieth century. His doctoral dissertation was a study of power and politics in prewar Japan through the life and career of Kishi Nobusuke (1896-1987). During the current academic year, Dr. Levidis plans to complete his book manuscript based on his dissertation, and will teach History 60Q, “Modern Japan at War,” in the fall semester.