Robert   Hoppens

Associate Professor  

Robert Hoppens

Robert Hoppens (Ph.D., Modern Japanese History, University of Washington) studies the history of Sino-Japanese relations, Cold War history and issues of national identity in East Asia.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Modern Japanese History
    • Modern Chinese History
    • East Asian History
    • Cold War History
    • History of Nationalism
  • Education

    • PhD, History, University of Washington, 2009
    • MA, International Studies (Japan), University of Washington, 1998
    • BA, History (International Politics and American Foreign Policy), The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1993
  • Currently Teaching

    HIST 3375 01 - History of Modern Japan:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    HIST 3301 01 - World History Studies:
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    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    HIST 3301 02 - World History Studies:
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    Course Evaluations
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Selected Publications


  • Robert Hoppens. Review of June Teufel Dreyer, Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) and Ming Wan, Understanding Japan-China Relations: Theories and Issues (Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2016).. Seattle, WA: Journal of Japanese Studies, 43, no. 2 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017: 527-531.

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Griseldis Kirsch, Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen: A History, 1989-2005. (London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2015). Monumenta Nipponica, 71, no. 2 March 2017: 491-494.

  • Robert Hoppens. The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

  • Robert Hoppens. "The 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War and the Transformation of Japan's Relations with China in Diplomacy and Discourse," Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies 14, no. 2 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014).

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Paula S. Harrell, Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese. London: The China Quarterly, no. 214 June 2013: 500-501.

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Tonio Andrade, Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West. Chattanooga: Education About Asia, 18, no. 1 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013: 68-69.

  • Robert Hoppens. "Peace through Historical Revisionism: Yamamoto Shichihei on Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," Sino-Japanese Studies 19, no. 4 (December 2012): 47-65.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Robert Hoppens. US-Japan Network for the Future, Cohort 4, Maureen and Mike Mansfield and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), (June 2016 - June 2018)

  • Robert Hoppens. Population Scarcity and an Immigration Allergy: Japanese Immigration Control Policy in Comparative Perspective, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, $1,207.00 (March 27, 2017)

  • Robert Hoppens. NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, National Security Education Program, (2005 - 2006)

  • Robert Hoppens. Harvard-Peking University-University of Hawaii China Studies Fellowship, Harvard, Peking University and University of Hawaii, (2004 - 2005)

  • Robert Hoppens. Fulbright Third-Country Research Grant, Institute of International Education, (April 2004 - July 2004)

  • Robert Hoppens. Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of International Education, (September 2002 - April 2004)

  • Robert Hoppens. Blakemore Foundation Fellowship, Blakemore Foundation, (2001 - 2002)

  • Robert Hoppens. Japan Foundation Scholarship, Japan Foundation, (1998 - 1999)



Selected Presentations


  • Robert Hoppens. "Ohira Masayoshi and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," SOAS Japan Research Centre Seminar Program, SOAS University of London, UK (December 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Japanese War Guilt and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," Cambridge East Asian Studies Seminar Series, European Research Council, War Crimes and Empire Project, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK (November 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "He Yingqin and Cold War Japan-China Relations," 44th Annual Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS), Texas Christian University (TCU) (November 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Allegories of Historical Revisionism: Yamamoto Shichihei on Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," East Asian Studies series, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (November 2012)

  • Robert Hoppens. "The Transformation of Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s: Japanese Diplomacy and Discourse in the Cold War," 22nd Annual International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Solo, Indonesia (July 2012)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Panda-Brand Cigarettes and Japanese Nationalism: Eto Jun meets Deng Xiaoping, October 1978," Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, Association of Asian Studies (AAS), Chicago, IL (March 2009)

  • Robert Hoppens. "What do the Jews have to do with Sino-Japanese Relations? Exploring the Jewish Question and the China Problem in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s," Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Boulder, CO (September 2008)

  • Robert Hoppens. "The 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War and Japanese Perceptions of the PRC," German Institute for Japanese Studies History and Humanities Study Group, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan (January 2004)

  • Robert Hoppens. "The People‚Äôs Republic of China in Postwar Japanese Nationalist Discourse, 1949-1979," Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, Department of History University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO (September 2003)

Current Courses

HIST 3375 01 - History of Modern Japan:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
HIST 3301 01 - World History Studies:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
HIST 3301 02 - World History Studies:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses