Fabian Drixler

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Professor of History
On leave: 
Fall 2022
203-432-1388
Address: 
320 York Street, Room 261, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Tokugawa and Meiji Japan; Demographic, Social, and Cultural History; Infanticide and its Ethical Underpinnings; Stillbirths and the State in Modern Japan; Buddhist Networks and Internal Migration; History of Sustainability, Famine, and Risk Management in Early Modern Japan.
Region: 
Japan

Courses

HIST 307, EAST 301

The Making of Japan's Great Peace, 1550-1850

Examination of how, after centuries of war in Japan and overseas, the Tokugawa shogunate built a peace that lasted more than 200 years. Japan’s urban revolution, the eradication of Christianity, the Japanese discovery of Europe, and the question whether Tokugawa Japan is a rare example of a complex and populous society that achieved ecological sustainability.

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
HIST 889, EAST 889

Research in Japanese History

After a general introduction to the broad array of sources and reference materials available for conducting research related to the history of Japan since ca. 1600, students prepare original research papers on topics of their own choosing in a collaborative workshop environment.

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM