Adam Clulow is a historian of Tokugawa Japan although his current work is concerned more broadly with the maritime history of early modern Asia.  He holds degrees from the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and Niigata University in Japan, and received his PhD in East Asian History from Columbia University in 2008. Clulow has taught at Monash since 2008.

Clulow-cover-imageClulow’s first book, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan, was published by Columbia University Press in 2014.  It received the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History from the American Historical Association; the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 2015 Humanities Book Prize; the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction 2015 Book Prize; and was short-listed for the W.K. Hancock Prize from the Australian Historical Association.

Clulow’s work has appeared in Monumenta Nipponica, the Journal of World History, the Journal of Early Modern History, Itinerario and other journals. 

His most recent article, “The Art of Claiming: PosseFebruary coverssion and Resistance in Early Modern Asia,” was published in The American Historical Review in February 2016 and explored the politics of claiming in East and Southeast Asia.

Clulow has received grants and awards from the Australian Research Council, the Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University, the Japan Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.  He has been a visiting fellow at Vanderbilt University (2016), Princeton University (2013-4), the University of Tokyo (2009-10, 2005-6) and Cambridge University (2005).

For a full academic CV, see Clulow June 2016 CV.

For further details on publications, see his page