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Department of History
Tufts University
East Hall, room 101
Medford, MA 02155

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Gary Leupp
Professor of History
History of Japan

Biography

I teach courses on Japanese history with a primary research interest in labor, class and gender in the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). I also work on the global history of Buddhism and premodern western contacts with it.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.A. University of Hawaii
  • B.A. University of Hawaii

Publications

  • Servants, Shophands, and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan (1992)
  • Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan (1995)
  • Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900 (2002)

Research and Scholarship

  • Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900 (London: Continuum, 2003)
  • Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan (1995)
  • Servants, Shophands, and Laborers in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan (1992)
  • "Male Homosexuality in Early Modern Japan: An Overview of the Scholarship," in Michael O'Rourke and Katherine O'Donnell, eds., Queer Masculinities: 1550-1800 (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006)
  • "The Five Men of Naniwa: Gang Violence and Popular Culture in Genroku Osaka," in James L. McClain and Wakita Osamu, eds., Osaka: The Merchants' Capital in Tokugawa Japan (New York: Cornell University Press, 1999)
  • "Images of Black People in Late Mediaeval and Early Modern Japan: Race Theory and Colour Consciousness, 1543-1900," Japan Forum (Oxford University Press), vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 1995)
  • The Weavers of Nishijin: Wage-Labor in Tokugawa Japan (book in progress)