Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Chad Diehl

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Chad Diehl

Assistant Professor
410-617-5531
crdiehl@loyola.edu
Office: Humanities 306

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Chad R. Diehl is Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor Program. He received his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University and his B.A. in History from Montana State University. Chad teaches broadly on East Asian history, including courses on memory, modernity, and film in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. His publications include "Envisioning Nagasaki: From 'Atomic Wasteland' to 'International Cultural City,' 1945-1950,Urban History 41, no. 3 (August 2014): 497-516, and And the River Flowed as a Raft of Corpses: The Poetry of Yamaguchi Tsutomu, Survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki (New York: Excogitating Over Coffee Publishing, 2010), which he edited and translated. In addition to issues of war in history and memory, his research interests include the history of subcultures in Japan, especially tattooing, and of twentieth-century Vietnam, especially Japan-Vietnam relations, 1940s-1960s. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Nagasaki, exploring the relationship between reconstruction, religion, and memory politics in the formation of atomic memory in Japan in the years following the atomic bombings of August 1945. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern East Asian History
  • Modern and Early Modern Japan
  • Cultural Memory Studies

Courses

  • HS 105 The Making of the Modern World: East Asia
  • HS 374 East Asia on Film
  • HS 376 Memories of Nagasaki and Hiroshima 
  • HS 377 History of Modern China
  • HS 378 History of Modern Japan
  • HS 483 Soseki and Mishima: Mirror of Modern Japan

Publications

And the River Flowed And the River Flowed as a Raft of Corpses: The Poetry of Yamaguchi Tsutomu, Survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki (New York: Excogitating Over Coffee Publishing, 2010)