Hello and welcome to the website of David Fedman. I teach Japanese, Korean, and environmental history at the University of California, Irvine. My research to date has focused primarily on the environmental history and historical geography of Japanese imperialism. I’m the author of Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea (Univ. of Washington Press, forthcoming spring 2020). Additional research interests include East Asian cartography, Japanese mountaineering history, and the history of the earth sciences in Asia.
I'm also, a bit further afield, engaged in an ongoing collaborative research project with geographer Cary Karacas on the strategic bombing of Japan during World War II.
I can be reached at dfedman [at] uci.edu