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Karen E. Wigen (Professor)

Karen E. Wigen (650) 723-4953
Personal bio
Kären Wigen is Professor and Chair of History at Stanford, where she teaches courses on early modern Japan and on the history of cartography. A geographer by training (Ph.D. 1990, UC Berkeley), she is currently working on issues of travel, cultural encounter, and port-city development in early modern East Asia. Her latest book is A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912 (2010).

Currently teaching
HISTORY 194B: Japan in the Age of the Samurai (Spring)
HISTORY 306D: World History: Graduate Colloquium (Autumn)
HISTORY 306K: World History Pedagogy Workshop (Autumn)
HISTORY 309F: Historical Geography Colloquium: Maps in the Early Modern World (Spring)
HISTORY 94B: Japan in the Age of the Samurai (Spring)
HISTORY 95N: Maps in the Modern World (Autumn)
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