Se le proporciona la ocasión para resolver algunos problemas persistentes a partir de dos conflictos estadounidenses anteriores en Asia. La visita también pretende tranquilizar a aliados de Estados Unidos y socios estratégicos en el área sobre el compromiso del país para Asia, particularmente a la luz de la militarización del mar del sur de China….
Constantine Vaporis teaches Japanese and East Asian History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He has received numerous fellowships for research in Japanese history including a Fulbright Scholar’s Award and an NEH Fellowship for College Teachers. He is the author of Breaking Barriers: Travel and the State in Early Modern Japan; Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo and the Culture of Early Modern Japan; Nihonjin to sankin kôtai [The Japanese and Alternate Attendance]; and Voices of Early Modern Japan. Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns. He also teaches courses on Japan, East Asia and Asia-Pacific for various government agencies. Vaporis was awarded the 2013-2016 UMBC Presidential Research Professorship and was recently selected for the ASIANetwork Speakers Bureau for a two-year period, 2016-18.
Director, Asian Studies Program; Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County