Noriko Aso, a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is revising her dissertation, “New Illusions: The Emergence of a Discourse on Japanese Arts and Crafts, 1868–1945.”
Geoff Eley teaches at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His latest book Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850–2000 will be published in 2002. He is working on film and the construction of the national past in Britain and Germany.
Yoshikuni Igarashi, associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Bodies of Memory: Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945–1970 (2000).
Abé Mark Nornes teaches in the Program in Film and Video, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, at the University of Michigan and is publishing a book on the first fifty years of the documentary in Japan. He is currently writing a book on Ogawa Productions.
Leslie Pincus is an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. She is currently exploring the links between intellectual discourse, mass culture, and social movements in twentieth-century Japan.
Wesley Sasaki-Uemura, associate professor of history at the University of Utah, is the author of Organizing the Spontaneous: Citizen Protest in Postwar Japan (2001).
Ann Sherif is associate professor of East Asian studies at Oberlin College and the author of Mirror: The Fiction and Essays of Koda Aya (1999).
Reiko Tomii, an independent scholar, is the author of “Thought Provoked: Ten Views of Tokyo, circa 1970,” in Century City (2001).