Wesleyan portrait of William D. Johnston

William D. Johnston

Professor of History

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Professor, East Asian Studies


Professor, Science in Society


Professor, Environmental Studies


BA Elmira College
MA Harvard University
PHD Harvard University

William D. Johnston

My current research topics are: Syphilis in Early Modern Japan Warfare and State Formation in Sixteenth Century Japan The Historiography of Amino Yoshihiko

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2017:  Wednesdays 1-1:30 or by appointment


Spring 2017
HIST 180 - 01
IH: Intro to Japanese History

HIST 370 - 01
Disease and Health Modern Asia

Fall 2017
HIST 279 - 01
The Making of Modern Japan