Patti H. Kameya  portrait

Patti H. Kameya

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. History, University of Chicago, 2006

Office
JRC 412
Phone
(651) 962-5734
Fax
651-962-5741
Mail
JRC 432
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Dr. Kameya comes to us from Kent State, where she has been teaching a variety of courses in Japanese history and East Asian civilizations, including Samurai Thought and Gender and Pre-Twentieth-Century East Asia.  She especially enjoys using literature and art as media for teaching history. Her current research focuses on ethics, economics and aesthetics among eighteenth-century Japanese eccentrics as described in Kinsei kijinden (Eccentrics of our Times). Other research areas include Japanese intellectual history and the influences of cultural spaces on the formation of national identity.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 119 - 01 East Asian Civilizations M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 202
CRN: 41490 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course uses a culture of East Asia (China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad‐based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter‐regional connections and its encounters with the West. In this way, this course addresses the preconception that East Asia existed unchanged until the arrival of Europeans. The theme of this course is “Contact and Change,” which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. Fall semester focuses on Japan; spring semester focuses on China.

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HIST 119 - 02 East Asian Civilizations M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 202
CRN: 42418 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course uses a culture of East Asia (China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad‐based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter‐regional connections and its encounters with the West. In this way, this course addresses the preconception that East Asia existed unchanged until the arrival of Europeans. The theme of this course is “Contact and Change,” which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. Fall semester focuses on Japan; spring semester focuses on China.

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HIST 298 - 01 Topics: Gend 20th Cent E Asia M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 SCB 325
CRN: 42425 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course will examine modernization processes and responses in Japan, China, Korea, and Okinawa through problems of gender. Topics will include workers and activists in 1920s and 30s Japan, women in communist China, issues facing "comfort women" in Korea, and women and US military bases in Okinawa.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 119 - 01 East Asian Civilizations M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 206
CRN: 21135 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course uses a culture of East Asia (China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad‐based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter‐regional connections and its encounters with the West. In this way, this course addresses the preconception that East Asia existed unchanged until the arrival of Europeans. The theme of this course is “Contact and Change,” which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. Fall semester focuses on Japan; spring semester focuses on China.

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Location Time Day(s)
HIST 119 - 02 East Asian Civilizations M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 206
CRN: 22149 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course uses a culture of East Asia (China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad‐based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter‐regional connections and its encounters with the West. In this way, this course addresses the preconception that East Asia existed unchanged until the arrival of Europeans. The theme of this course is “Contact and Change,” which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. Fall semester focuses on Japan; spring semester focuses on China.

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HIST 348 - 01 Japan Through Literature M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 231
CRN: 22624 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patti H. Kameya This course examines modern Japanese history through novels and short stories written between the turn of the century to the present. We will consider how and why fiction can be used as historical texts even while it has not "facts." As we read and analyze works of literature as historical texts we will address the question, "How do various people negotiate change at different points in time?" Throughout the course we will discuss themes such as modernization, empire, postwar society, and consumer culture. Prerequisite: One 100-level history course

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