Profile for Gerald Iguchi

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Specialty area(s)

Japanese History, Asian History, and World History; Cultural Studies; Buddhism and other Religions

Brief biography

I was born in San Diego, and grew up near the Mexican border. My dad farmed a piece of land for years that was literally on the fence separating the two countries. We later moved north, to Chula Vista, between south San Diego and downtown San Diego. I believe I have unique perspectives on a wide variety of things because of my particular background: I was adopted at birth by my parents, Yoshiko and Kenji, who were second-generation (San Diego-born) Americans of wholly Japanese ancestry.

Current courses at UWL

- HIS 382: Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific
- HIS 394: Modern Japanese History
- HIS 395: Postwar Japanese History
- HIS 300: Japanese Food History
- HIS 413: Topics In Cultural History: Intro to Cultural Studies
- HIS 250: Asian History Survey
- HIS 110: World History with Art and Literature Theme




Education

Ph.D. History, University of California at San Diego, 2006
M.A. East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997
B.A. Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990