Adam Clulow

Japanese shipAdam Clulow is a historian of Tokugawa Japan although his current work is concerned more broadly with the maritime history of early modern Asia.

Clulow’s first book, The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan, was published by Columbia University Press in 2014 and received the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History from the AHA, the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 2015 Humanities Book Prize and the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction 2015 Book Prize. His work has appeared in Monumenta Nipponica, the Journal of World History, the Journal of Early Modern History, Itinerario and other journals. He has received grants and awards from the Australian Research Council (DECRA), 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. Clulow has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University (2013-4), the University of Tokyo (2009-10, 2005-6) and Cambridge University (2005).

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 is currently working on a series of projects that examine diplomacy in early modern Asia, the Amboyna incident of 1623 and the origins of international law.

For a full academic CV, see here: CLULOW CURRENT CV