Alexis Dudden received her Ph.D. (with distinction) in History from the University of Chicago in 1998, and her B.A. in East Asian Studies, magna cum laude, from Columbia in 1991. She is currently Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, specializing in modern Japan, modern Korea, and international history. Selected publications include “The Ongoing Disaster,” in The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 71, No. 2 (May 2012); Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States (Columbia University Press, 2008); and Japan’s Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power (University of Hawai’i Press, 2005). Her current project, Islands, Empire, Nation: A History of Modern Japan, analyzes Japan’s contemporary territorial disputes through the changing meaning of islands broadly defined.