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James Stone Lunde

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 241A


Dr. James Stone Lunde was born and raised in Andalusia, Spain. He studied Japanese and Chinese philology at the University of Oxford, with a focus on Japanese literature and Chinese modern history. He pursued his graduate degree at the History Department of the University of California, Berkeley, where he has served as Visiting Lecturer for Japanese History. He has conducted extended research at Keiō University and Waseda University, Japan, with a special focus on China-Japan relations, Japanese colonialism, and the history of fascism and communism in Asia. He is currently preparing a book on the experiences of Japanese members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, an article on Japanese war apologies following WWII, and a paper on Fray Luis Sotelo and Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga's visit to Seville. Dr. Stone Lunde continues to be passionate about Asian art and literature, from the classics of the Heian and Tang courts to modern popular comics and films.


  • Sino-Japanese relations
  • East Asian communism
  • East Asian fascism
  • Japanese modern literature

Research Areas

  • Modern Japan
  • Modern China
  • Japanese imperialism
  • Chinese communism


  • UC Berkeley, PhD in History, 2021
  • Oxford University, BA(OS) in Oriental Studies, 2011

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in History, UC Berkeley