Dr. Aaron Moore
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow; Assistant Professor, History, Arizona State University
Aaron Moore, Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University, joined the UCLA History Department in 2008 as the first Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow. Moore earned his doctorate at Cornell University in Modern Japanese History and has also taught at Ohio University. He was on leave from Arizona State University to join the UCLA community for the '08-'09 academic year. As a fellow, Moore spoke in the Terasaki Center’s colloquium series on "Technologies of Asian Development: Japanese Engineers in China and Manchuria during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)" and taught an undergraduate course, "Technology and Power in Modern Japan."
Moore conducted research for his first book, Technological Visions of Modernity and Empire in Japan. The book, based on his dissertation "The Technological Imaginary of Imperial Japan, 1931-1945," focuses on technology not in the common understanding of the term, but what Moore calls "the idealistic values that have been associated with 'technology' and technological development."