Matthew Stavros, Ph.D.

I'm an historian of early Japan at the University of Sydney and the author of Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital (U Hawaii P, 2014). My research focuses primarily on the material culture of premodern Japan and eastern Asia, with special interest in cities, buildings, and monuments.

I trained in architectural and urban history at Kyoto University and read history at Princeton University where I earned a PhD. I teach modern and classical Japanese language, Japanese history and historiography, and more broadly on the histories and cultures of East Asia and Southeast Asia.

I am a native of Michigan and a citizen of Australia.

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