David Adam Coldren

I am a first year doctoral student studying East Asian history, specifically Japan.  I have a wide variety of interests with regard to Japan but have been primarily focused on how war and warriors have been portrayed and remembered throughout Japanese history.  My B.A. was a short overview of the evolution of the “warrior ideal” of the samurai as portrayed in selected historical literature from the Kamakura period to the Shōwa period while my M.A. thesis consisted of a comparative analysis of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial complex and Yasukuni Shrine as they relate to Japanese memory of World War II.

TA appointments:

IAH 204 – Asia and the World, Sections 7-9 (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)

Year in Program: First-Year

Fields: Pre-Modern and Modern Japan; Samurai and Bushidō; Memory of World War II

Advisor: TBD

Committee: TBD

Research Languages: Japanese

Educational Background: B.A. in History, B.A. in Asian Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2013; M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, 2017

Email: coldrend@msu.edu