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Phipps biographical page

Catherine L. Phipps

Associate Professor

Faculty Advisor, Graduate History Association

[Catherine L. Phipps]
Office: 113 Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.4208
Fax: 901.678.2720
Education: Ph.D., History, Duke University, 2006

Fields of interest

Global empires, modern Japan, transmarine East Asia, port cities, and historical geography

Courses taught

Modern Japan; Modern East Asia; A Tale of Two Empires: Connecting American and Japanese Imperialisms; Mapping Human Lives; World Civilizations II

Representative publications

  • Empires on the Waterfront: Japan's Ports and Power, 1858-1899, forthcoming from Harvard University Asia Center
  • “A Two-Timing Map?” in Cartographic Japan, Cary Karacas and Kären Wigen, eds., forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
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