John Tucker

John A. Tucker, PhD   
A-317 Brewster Building
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

 

Tucker completed his PhD at Columbia University (1990), with a specialization in  Sino-Japanese Confucianism.  Earlier, at the University of Hawaii, he studied East Asian philosophy and East Asian history. As an undergraduate at Davidson College (1977), Tucker majored in history. Tucker has also conducted research at Kyoto University’s Institute for Research in the Humanities on a number of occasions.

Tucker taught at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida (1990-2000), before joining the history faculty at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, his hometown, in the fall semester of 2000.

He has published articles in journals such as Philosophy East & West, the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Chinese Culture, Sino-Japanese Studies, and Japan Studies Review.

Tucker has published two books: Itō Jinsai's Gomō jigi and the Philosophical Definition of Early-Modern Japan (Brill, 1998), and Ogyū Sorai's Philosophical Masterworks: The Bendō and Benmei (University of Hawai'i Press, 2006).  He is currently working on several projects: one tentatively entitled, Confucianism and Skepticism, another, Yamaga Sokō and the Invention of Bushidō, and an anthology Dao: Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy.

Tucker is director of the ECU Asian Studies Program sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. He has also served as director of the Harriot College’s lecture series, the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, since the founding of the series in 2007.  In 2008, Tucker was appointed to serve as the ECU University Historian.

Office Hours: 
T/TH 12:30-2:00
By appointment
(252) 328-1028
Email: Tuckerjo@ecu.edu

ECU Asian Studies Website
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ECU History Webpage
ECU Joyner Library
Library of Congress

Spring 2010

History of Modern China (3630)

Introduction to Asia

 

Fall 2009

History of Traditional China (3629)

Introduction to Asia (ASIA 2000)

 

Spring 2009

History of Modern Japan (HIST 3620)

Fall 2008

History of Traditional Japan

History of Traditional China (3629)

Diplomatic History of Modern Asia

 

Spring 2008
Introduction to Asia (ASIA 2000)
History of Modern Japan (HIST 3620)
Great Books of Asia (GRBK 4000)

Grad-level History of Japan (HIST 5005)

 

Fall 2007
History of Traditional Japan

Spring 2007
Hiroshima
History of Japanese Buddhism

Fall 2006
History of Modern Japan (3620)
History of Modern China (3630)

Fall 2005
World Civilizations to 1500
History of Traditional Japan
Diplomatic History of Modern Asia

Summer Session II (2005)
World Civilizations since 1500
History of Japanese Buddhism

 

Spring 2005 Courses
Introduction to Asia (Asia 2000)
History of Modern Japan (3620)

Fall 2004
History of Traditional China (3629)
Introduction to Asia (Asia 2000)
History of Modern Japan (Hist 3615)

Summer Session (2) 2004
World Civilizations since 1500
History of Modern Japan 

Spring 2004
History of Modern China (3630)
World Civilizations to 1500 (1030)
History of Modern Japan (3620)

Fall 2003
History of Traditional Japan

Summer Session (1) 2003
Japanese History, Culture, and Education 

Summer Session (2) 2003
World Civilizations since 1500
History of Modern Japan

Fall 2002
World Civilizations to 1500 (1030)
History of Modern Japan (3620)
History of Modern China (3630)

Summer 2002
History of East Asia since 1600
World Civilizations since 1500

Spring 2002
History of Modern Japan
Japanese History, Culture, and Education

Fall 2001
History of Traditional Japan
History of East Asia before 1600

Spring 2001
History of East Asia since 1600 

Fall 2000
Modern Japan
World Civilizations to 1500