Hello and welcome to the website of David Fedman. I teach Japanese, Korean, and global history at the University of California, Irvine. Having received my PhD in history from Stanford University in 2015, I am now hard at work on my book manuscript, The Saw and the Seed: Forestry and the Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea, 1895-1945. 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