Joshua A Fogel


1950 –


Who is Joshua A Fogel?

Joshua A. Fogel is a Sinologist, historian, and translator who specializes in the history of modern China, especially on the cultural and political relations between China and Japan. He has held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at York University, Toronto, Canada since 2005.

Fogel graduated from Berkeley High School in 1968, after winning the Berkeley yoyo championship in early 1965, then did his undergraduate education at University of Chicago, graduating in 1972 with honors. He earned Masters and PhD degrees at Columbia University under C. Martin Wilbur and Wm. Theodore de Bary; during this period, he also did research at Kyoto University for eighteen months where he studied with the late Takeuchi Minoru. Fogel previously taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has published extensively in the field of Sino-Japanese relations, and maintains a lively interest in the field of translation studies, as well as amateurish interest in Talmud.

He has been the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Japan Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has also held a number of visiting professorships, including one year at the Research Institute in the Humanities of Kyoto University and the two-year Mellon Visiting Professor in East Asian History at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, as well as shorter stints at the British Inter-University China Centre or BICC, Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 2010, he has been an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has delivered a number of named lectures, including the Reischauer Lectures in 2007 at Harvard University; these were later published as Articulating the Sinosphere: Sino-Japanese Relations in Space and Time by Harvard University Press.

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