Foreword by Janet Yellen
Asian Studies, Occidental College
Professor Pitelka is the Luce Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Occidental College. He earned his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University in 2001, and he has received many fellowships, including the NEH Fellowship for 2007-2008, Sainsbury Fellowship in 2001, and Santokuan Fellowship in 1999.
Professor Pitelka has taught classes such as Modern Japan, Displaying Premodern Japan, Korean History and Culture, Reading and Writing Histories of Japan, and Japanophilia: Exoticism, Nationalism, Transnationalism, and he serves as the Occidental College Study Abroad Advisor for Japan. He is also a member of the American Historical Association, Association of Asian Studies, European Association for Japanese Studies, Early Modern Japan Studies Network, and the Japan Art History Forum. He has presented many papers, including at lectures and events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Harvard University, UCLA, Oxford University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU.
His current research includes researching and writing a new monograph, tentatively titled Shogun, deity, national hero: Tokugawa ieyasu and Japanese material culture and organizing an edited, multiauthor volume, tentatively titled New histories of the samurai: Cultural and social practices of warriors in premodern Japan.
Professor Pitelka's books include Handmade culture: Raku potters, patrons, and tea practitioners in Japan. (Hawaii, 2005) and Japanese tea culture: Art, history, and practice ( Routledgecurzon, 2003).
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