Bill Sewell

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Bill Sewell is an associate professor of history at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research interests pertain to the modern era in Japanese and Chinese history, focusing especially on urban issues, cultural perspectives, and the history of the Japanese empire. He has published extensively in these fields, contributing also with more than 50 book reviews and a stint as List Editor for H-NEAsia. 

Books by this author

Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

  • A groundbreaking scholarly work offering new perspectives on Japanese Manchuria. 
  • First major study in English to uncover and evaluate the rich urban history of modern Changchun. 
  • Makes a valuable contribution to both Chinese and Japanese history, as well as to the fields of comparative imperialism and urban historical studies.