Dr. Peter Shapinsky
Associate Professor of History
University of Michigan
Phone: (217) 206-6595
Office: UHB 3057
Teaching Concentration: Premodern and Modern East Asian history (China, Japan, Korea); “From Vikings to Hackers: A Pirate’s World History,” “Pacific War: World War II in Asia;” “Samurai in history and romance;” Historiography.
Cartography, knowledge networks, and conceptualizations of space in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century East Asia; early modern global networks of exchange and cross-cultural interaction; maritime exchange in premodern East Asia; pirates and outlawry in East Asian and comparative contexts; gender history of Japan and East Asia.
Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan (Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2014).
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