Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Chad Diehl

Chad Diehl

Assistant Professor
Office: Humanities 316

Curriculum Vitae


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. 


  • HS 105D The Making of the Modern World: East Asia (indicates "Diversity" course)
  • HS 374 East Asia on Film
  • HS 376D Memories of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
  • HS 377D History of Modern China
  • HS 378D History of Modern Japan
  • HS 400 History Methods
  • HS 444 War and Revolution in East Asia, 1937-1954
  • HS 482D Asian Studies Seminar


And the River Flowed
And the River Flowed as a Raft of Corpses: The Poetry of Yamaguchi Tsutomu, Survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives

Areas of Specialization

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


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