Dr. Mary Louise Nagata

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Dr. Mary Louise Nagata

Emeritus Faculty of History
Years at Francis Marion University: 2005-2024



Dr. Nagata joined the History Department in 2005. She is the author of Labor Contracts and Labor Relations in Early Modern Central Japan (Routledge Curzon Press, 2005) and has published numerous articles in the field of East Asian history, with a focus on family life and labor issues in Japan.

In addition to her love of travel, she has a love for music, and is a trained concert violinist. Dr. Nagata plans to reside in Japan for her retirement.

PhD, University of Hawaii, 1996

Courses Taught: 
Introduction to Modern World History
History of Traditional East Asia
History of Modern China
History of Modern Japan
History of Family and Gender in Eurasian Perspective
20th-Century Communist States
The Historian’s Craft