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Articles by David Ambaras

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David Ambaras is Professor of History at North Carolina State University. His research explores the social history of Japan and its empire, particularly through a focus on transgression and marginality. He is the author of Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2006); and articles and chapters on class formation, gender and urban space, wartime mobilization, and ethnic intermarriage. He is co-director of Bodies and Structures: Deep-mapping Modern East Asian History, a multi-year digital project that brings together scholars of East and Southeast Asia to interrogate the spatial history of this region from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.