History Faculty

 Dr. Robert Kane

Dr. Robert Kane


Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 134


Current Research

  • "Race and Representation: Japan and the Limits of Wilsonian Democracy" (book manuscript)

  • “Teaching as Counterinsurgency: Winning Hearts and Minds with Minimum Force to Build Effective Learning Communities,” The History Teacher (forthcoming, 2010).

  • “The Potential Futures of the U.S.-China-Japan Nexus,” Orbis 52: 4 (Fall 2008), 701-712 (doi: 10.1016/j. orbis.2008. 07.007).

  • “Race and Representation: Japan and the Limits of a Wilsonian Democratic Peace,” paper accepted for presentation at “World of Power/World of Law: Wilsonianism and Other Visions of Foreign Policy,” Fifth Woodrow Wilson National Symposium, The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, VA, April 16, 2010.

  • Kane, Robert G. and Mark Selden, “Pacific Terrorism: An Exchange on War and Terror,” Japan Focus (March 2005).

Educational Background

Ph.D. History, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

M.A. Hstory, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

M.A. Asian Studies, Cornell University, 1992

B.A. History, Williams College, 1988

Current Involvement

American Historical Association; Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Association for Asian Studies

Society for the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia