Chizuru Saeki, Ph.D.


(256) 765-4152
UNA Box 5019
Willingham Hall 203
Associate Professor, History
Director of Online Programs

Research & Teaching Fields:
East Asian History; Asian Religions; History of Sino-Japanese Relations; Cold War in Asia

Doshisha University B.A. 1994
Doshisha University M.A. 1996
Bowling Green State University Ph.D. 2003

Research, Teaching and Other Interests:

  • Dr. Saeki's research interests include Cultural Diplomacy in Asia (broadly constructed), Sino-Japanese Relations in their cultural context, as well as Modern Japan and its foreign policy.
  • Her dissertation is titled: Selling Democracy: U.S. Cultural Policy toward Japan, 1945–1960. (Bowling Green State University, 2003)

Courses Taught:

  • HI 101: World Civilization to 1500
  • HI 102: World Civilization since 1500
  • HI 348: Asian Civilizations to 1600
  • HI 349: Asian Civilizations since 1600
  • HI 442/542: History of Samurai
  • HI 443/543: History of Geisha and Asian Women Through Film
  • HI 605: Historiography and Methodology