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Taihei Okada

Visiting historian of the Philippines at UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies during 2004-05.

Mr. Taihei Okada is a Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies during 2004-05. A Ph.D. candidate at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan, he is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to pursue dissertation research in the United States.

Mr. Okada is not new to the U.S., having completed a B.A. degree in Philosophy/English at Northern Arizona University in 1994. His M.A. thesis at Hitotsubashi University, completed in 2003, was on the history of language policy in the Philippines from the Philippine-American War to the 1990s. His dissertation will hone in on the language policy of the United States at the end of the 19th century and its implications in the Philippines in the early part of the 20th century (during the U.S. colonial regime in the Philippines).

While at UCLA he will work closely with Prof. Michael Salman, Department of History, and Dr. Barbara Gaerlan, Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Mr. Okada can be reached at

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