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About William Dean Kinzley

Teaches courses on Japan and East Asian history, with particular interests in labor and business history.
Professor Kinzley teaches surveys of East Civilization and Modern East Asia as well as courses on Modern Japan and seminars on Japanese social history, World War II in the Pacific, and the United States and East Asia in World War II and its aftermath.
Current Activities:
The focus of my current research is Japan’s national railroad. I am interested in the structure and operation of state owned firms and the impact and influence of those firms on private companies. In addition my work examines railroad health care programs along with systems for disability and retirement benefits and their influence on broader state social welfare initiatives. I have published recently articles on Japanese ‘welfare capitalism’ and on railroad nationalization in comparative perspective.

Positions

Present Assistant Chair, Department of History, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina
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Present Associate Director, The Richard L. Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, University of South Carolina
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Present Director, Center for Asian Studies, University of South Carolina
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Present Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina
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Curriculum Vitae




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Contact Information

Department of History
Office: 239 Gambrell Hall
(803) 777-4648

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Articles (13)

Books (2)

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Book Reviews (41)