David Nelson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: dnelson@callutheran.edu
Office: Humanities 233

Dr. Nelson specializes in medieval and early modern Japanese cultural and institutional history. His research interests include violent crime and its punishment in order in the context of the consolidation and centralization of authority in Japan's castle town administration in the seventeenth-century, as well as the cultural history of twentieth-century Japanese imperialism.

Medieval & Early Modern Japan

Samurai Culture

Japanese Imperialism

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2007

     Major Field: Premodern East Asian History (Japan)

     Minor Fields: Cultural History, Japanese language

M.A., Indiana University, 2003

     Major Field: Premodern East Asian History

B.A., Utah State University, 2000

     Major: Asian Studies

     Minor: Chinese

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