Fabian Drixler

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Professor of History
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.


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 2024
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
HIST 878

Readings in Japanese History to 1900

A critical introduction to debates in the history of Japan up to about 1900, with particular emphasis on the Tokugawa period but some coverage of earlier times as well. 

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