Positions

Overview

  • Dr. John Van Sant joined the Department of History at UAB in the Fall of 2000. He has presented several papers on his research at regional, national, and international history and Asian studies conferences. His research is primarily on the political, ideological, and cultural changes in Japan during the nineteenth century. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Japan and China, plus World history undergraduate courses. Dr. Van Sant also works with the Advanced Placement World History program, and is a member of the Japan America Society of Alabama.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2011 Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924.American Historical Review.  116:1107-1108. 2011
    2004 Sakuma Shozan's Hegelian vision for Japan 2004

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2004 Mori Arinori's life and resources in America 2004
    2000 Pacific pioneers: Japanese journeys to America and Hawaii, 1850-80 2000

    Research Overview

  • East Asia, primarily Japan and China; World History
  • Teaching Overview

  • Japanese History; East Asian History; Modern Chinese History; World History; The Pacific War; and The Vietnam War. Dr. Van Sant teaches these courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HY375 - The Pacific War 1931-1945 (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY475 - Modern China (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY271 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY371 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HY477 - Modern Japan (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HY421 - The Vietnam Wars 1945-1975 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HY377 - Modern East Asia (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY272 - Modern East Asia (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY377 - Modern East Asia (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HY672 - Topics in World History Sem (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY271 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY300 - The Historian's Craft (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY371 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HY475 - Modern China (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY477 - Modern Japan (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY682 - Internship in Public Hist/SL (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY375 - The Pacific War 1931-1945 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HY476 - Japan to the 19th Century (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HY682 - Internship in Public Hist/SL (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HY682 - Internship in Public Hist/SL (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY682 - Internship in Public Hist/SL (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY271 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY371 - Trad E Asian History/Culture (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY421 - The Vietnam Wars 1945-1975 (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY682 - Internship in Public Hist/SL (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY682 - Using and Preserving History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY390 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HY477 - Modern Japan (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HY105 - World History 1600 to Present (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY498 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY104 - World History to 1600 (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY272 - Modern East Asia (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY377 - Modern East Asia (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY390 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY671 - Seminar in Asian History (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY476 - Japan to the 19th Century (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY491 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY672 - Topics in World History Sem (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY681 - Directed Readings in History (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Oregon 1996
  • Master of Arts in History, University of California System : Davis 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of California System : Davis 1983
  • Full Name

  • John Van Sant