UCLA International Institute
Asia Institute

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

William Marotti
Chair, East Asian Studies
Department: Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall - Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
Campus Mail Code: 147303
Phone: 310-825-4368
Email: marotti@history.ucla.edu
Keywords: Japan, East Asia, History, Japanese Studies

William Marotti, Associate Professor in the Department of History. His publications include several journal articles, book chapters, reviews, commentaries and translations. He is currently working on two projects: Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan, which is a manuscript based on his dissertation due to be published by Duke University Press in Spring 2012. It is a historical investigation of the politics of culture in postwar Japan, viewed through an analysis centered on movements in avant-garde artistic production and performance; and “The Politics of Violence: Protest, Voice, and the Police in late-1960s Japan”, which is a second, complementary book project exploring the distinctive forms of activism which arose toward the end of the 1960s, and their complex struggles with the state over political recognition and legitimacy.