Hello and welcome to the website of David Fedman. I teach Japanese, Korean, and world history at the University of California, Irvine. Having received my PhD in history from Stanford University in 2015, I am now focused on revising my dissertation into a book, the tentative title of which is The Saw and the Seed: Japanese Forestry in Colonial Korea. 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