Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University. She specializes in modern Japan, from the late nineteenth century to the present; international relations; and history-writing and public memory in Asia and the West. Her publications include Japan’s Modern Myths (1985); Showa: The Japan of Hirohito (1992); Asia in Western and World History (coedited with Ainslee Embree, 1997); Words in Motion (coedited with Anna Tsing, 2009); Thinking with the Past: Japan and Modern History (2014); Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory (forthcoming), as well as several books in Japanese, the most recent of which is Rekishi de kangaeru [Thinking with History] (2007). She is Co-chair of the Trustees Emeriti of the Asia Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society. A member of the American Philosophical Society, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 and serves as a member of its Council.