About Steven Wills

I specialize in the social, cultural, and environmental history of urban Japan in the early modern and modern periods, with a focus on fires and firefighting in Edo-Tokyo. Since 2010, I have been a member of the history department at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where I teach a variety of courses on the history of Japan, China, and East Asia. I started contributing to the New Books Network as a host of the East Asian Studies channel in 2018.

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