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Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager

Visiting Research Professor
Phone: (717) 245-5407
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Photo Sheila Miyoshi Jager received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is an Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. She is the author of Narratives of Nation-Building in Korea: A Genealogy of Patriotism (M.E. Sharpe, 2003)and (with Rana Mitter) Ruptured Histories: War, Memory and the Post-Cold War in Asia (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2007). She has published in numerous journals including, Journal of Asian Studies, New Literary History, Public Culture, positions: east asia cultures critique and Japan Focus.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager

  • On the Uses of Cultural Knowledge

    November 13, 2007

    Authored by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager.
    Culture has become something of a buzz word among America’s national security leaders. Faced with an brutal civil war and insurgency in Iraq , the many complex political and social issues confronted by U.S. military commanders on the ground have given rise to a new awareness that a cultural understanding of an adversary society is imperative if counterinsurgency is to succeed.

  • The Politics of Identity: History, Nationalism, and the Prospect for Peace in Post-Cold War East Asia

    March 29, 2007

    Authored by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager.
    The clash between the rise of increasingly divergent nationalisms in post-Cold War East Asia represent new challenges for U.S. policy there. How might the United States respond to the history disputes and rising nationalisms in the region to promote stability and peace?

SSI articles, editorial, and briefs by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager