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Lou Perez

Professor
History
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Current Courses

375History Of Modern Japan

Teaching Interests & Areas

Professor Perez is the author of five books on Japanese and Asian history including Japan Comes of Age: Mutsu Munemitsu and the Revision of the Unequal Treaties (1999), Mutsu Munemitsu and Identity Formation of the Individual and the State in Modern Japan (2001), and Daily Life in Premodern Japan (2002). He teaches courses on East Asian History and chairs the East Asian Studies Team.

Research Interests & Areas

East Asia & Japan

Ph D Modern Japanese History

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

Ph D Modern Japanese History

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

MA Asian History

California State University
Long Beach

BA History

California State University
Long Beach

Arts and Sciences Lecturer

College of Arts and Sciences

Oustanding University Researcher

2013

Outstanding University Teacher

University
2000

President David Strand Diversity Award

1998

Distinguished Social Sciences Teacher: College of Arts and Sciences Senior Division

1997

Illinois State University, Research Initiative Award

1997

Book Review

Perez, L. Review: Fabian Drixlwe, "Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 160-1950". The Historian

Book, Authored

Perez, L. Japan Comes of Age: Mutsu Munemitsu and the Revision of the Unequal Treaties

Journal Article

Perez, L. "The Meiji Restoration". Allen Raichelle (EDs), World History: The Modern Era database. Greenwood Press. World History: The Modern Era database.: 8.

Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula

Perez, L. Video Review: HONOR & SACRIFICE. Newsletter of the Asian Educational Media Service. Newsletter of the Asian Educational Media Service

Textbook, Revised

Perez, L. PreModern Japan: A Historical Survey. Westview Press Revised edition (2014): 395.

Presentations

Fim Moderator. Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies Veteran's Day. CEAPS University of Illinois. (2014)
"Mutual Misinformation and Misunderstanding: The Omaha and Panay Incidents in American-Japanese Diplomacy". Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies Seminar. CEAPS University of Illinois. (2014)
A Search for a Beautiful Death: The Japanese Samurai Aesthetic. San Antonio Art Museum. (2013)
Is Japan More Violent than other World Cultures?. Academy of Seniors. (2012)