Dr Chika Tonooka

Research Fellow
Image
photo of Chika Tonooka

My research focuses on 20th-century international, global and intellectual history with a particular thematic emphasis on global order. I read History (BA) at the University of Cambridge, and undertook an MA at the University of Tokyo before returning to Cambridge where I completed a PhD dissertation entitled ‘Japanese “civilisation” and ideas of progress in Britain, c.1880-1945’. My dissertation was the joint winner of the 2020 Prince Consort & Thirwall Prize and Seeley Medal awarded by the University of Cambridge for the best doctoral dissertation in History. I was born in Tokyo and grew up in London. 

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Associate Research Scholar & Lecturer, PIIRS, Princeton University; Course Director, Global History Pathway Module, MSt in History, University of Cambridge (2019).

Contact

Tags & Themes

Address

Pembroke College
Cambridge
CB2 1RF

Email
ct354@cam.ac.uk
Links

Key publications

Books

Rival Civilisations: The Rise of Japan and Ideas of World Order in Britain (under contract with Princeton University Press). 

Articles.

'World history's Eurocentric moment? British internationalism in the age of Asian nationalism, c.1905-1931', Modern Intellectual History 18 (2021), 95-120

‘Covid-19, Online Workshops, and the Future of Intellectual Exchange’ [With Aled Davies, Andrew Seaton & Jessica White], Rethinking History 25 (2021), 224-241.

'Reverse emulation and the cult of Japanese efficiency in Edwardian Britain', Historical Journal 60 (2017), 95-119.
 

Book Chapters 

'Meiji Military Reforms', in H.E. Chehabi and David Motadel, eds., Unconquered States: Non-European Powers in the Imperial Age (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

‘The “International” and “Global” as Locales in International History’ [With Or Rosenboim], Oxford Handbook on History and International Relations (Oxford University Press 2023).