Ken Kawashima

Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Undergraduate
In Person: Wednesdays 13:00 - 15:00, Robarts Library, Room 14-127


Areas of Interest

  • Modern Japanese history
  • Colonial Korean history
  • Marxist theory


Ken C. Kawashima is the author of The Proletarian Gamble: Korean Workers in Interwar Japan (Duke UP, 2009); co-editor of Tosaka Jun: A Critical Reader (Cornell UP, 2014); and the English translator of Uno Kozo's Theory of Crisis (Brill, forthcoming). He teaches courses on the history of capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism in East Asia; on everyday life; on racism and fascism; and on Marxist theory.

A list of Professor Kawashima's presentations is also available.


BA, History, University of Chicago
MA, History, University of Chicago
PhD, History, New York University


Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Undergraduate