Dr Nagatomi Hirayama

Associate Professor in Modern Chinese History


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Political and Intellectual history of Modern China, Sino-Japanese Relations, History of Socialism and Socialist Movements, History and Theory

Research interests

My first book project examined the histories of the Chinese intellectuals and political leaders during the Republican era, primarily through the lens of the Chinese Youth Party. I have completed this project, and the monograph, titled "The Making and Unmaking of the Chinese Radical Right, 1918-1951," was published with the Cambridge University Press in June 2022. Order available at: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Unmaking-Chinese-Radical-1918-1951/dp/1009098713/. My second book project will focus on the issues surrounding the Sino-Japanese military confrontations in the early 1930s in Rehe/Jehol and its nearby regions in north China. Additionaly, I am also interested in critical theory of history and have published articles in this direction.

Personal profile

Being quite transnational, Nagatomi was born in China, grew up in Japan, and completed his MA and PhD studies in the US. He joined the School of International Studies in August 2014 upon his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he had taught at the Camden Campus, Rutgers University, as a visiting assistant professor as well as at the University of Pennsylvania as a teaching assistant.



INTS 1008 Roads to Modernity: Europe 1789-1945 (Contribution)
INTS 2021 Japanese Colonial Empire


INTS 4013 Research Methods (Contribution)

INTS 4036 China and the World


  • Chinese History
  • World History

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