Dr. David Gordon
Professor of History and Chair
United States of America
Modern East Asia, Japan, China, Asian Intellectual history Ph.D., University of Hawai’i at Manoa B.A., Indiana University
Dr. Gordon’s experience teaching world history at Shepherd has prompted his interest in comparing Asian and non-Asian figures, as when he composed an article for Comparative Civilizations Review regarding the ideas of Japanese philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro and Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, respectively. His Sun Yatsen: Seeking a Newer Chinawas published in July 2009 as a volume in Prentice Hall’s Library of World Biography series for world history courses. He has written several biographical essays for Education About Asia, a journal for educators seeking to increase Asia-related content in their courses. At present he is working on a comparison of the circumstances and policies of the Allied occupations of Japan and Germany, respectively, following World War II.