Adam Clulow is a historian of early modern Asia with a particular focus on Japan.  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-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 multiple prizes including the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History from the American Historical Association and the W.K. Hancock Prize from the Australian Historical Association.

He has published widely with articles appearing in Monumenta Nipponica, the Journal of World History, the Journal of Early Modern History, Itinerario and other publications.  A recent collaboration with Lauren Benton focusing on the origins of global law was published in The Cambridge World History in 2015.

Clulow’s 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.

He 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