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Sidney Lu is an assistant professor of history at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He specializes in history of modern Japan, modern China and transnational history. His research interests includes diaspora, nationalism, colonialism, gender and sexuality, history of Sino-Japanese relations, and Asian American history. He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the relationship between Japanese global diaspora and the construction of the Japanese colonial empire. He teaches courses on history of modern Japan, East Asia and the modern world. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania (2013). 


Selected Publications

“Good Women for Empire: Educating Overseas Female Emigrants in Imperial Japan, 1900-1945,”  Journal of Global History, vol. 8, issue. 3 (Nov. 2013), 436-460.  

"The Shame of Empire: Japanese Overseas Prostitutes and Prostitution Abolition in Modern Japan, 1880s-1920s,” positions: asia critique (forthcoming)