Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University, specializing in history of modern Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, with writings in modern social and cultural history, international relations, World War II, history-writing and public memory in Asia and the West.  Her books include Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period; Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon, and her forthcoming Thinking with the Past: Modern Japan and History, and Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory.