Dr Aaron Moore - Personal details
Born and raised in southern Ohio, I entered university with only a cursory reading knowledge of Latin and Homeric Greek.
BA, Oberlin College (1999), History, Psychology, and East Asian Studies (High Honors)
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2000), Japanese Studies
PhD, Princeton University (2006), East Asian history
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Russian, French (reading), Latin (reading)
I became interested in East Asian languages while at Oberlin College, where conducted original research in Japanese as an undergraduate. At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, I studied modern and medieval literature and history, completing a thesis on the changing concept of "ethnicity" amongst first, second, and third generation Koreans in Japan. My research in Chinese began at Princeton University as a graduate student, where I attended language programs at Beijing Normal, Tsinghua, and National Taiwan University, supported by the Blakemore Foundation. As a PhD candidate at Princeton, I completed my dissertation on Chinese Nationalist, American, and Japanese WWII diary writing while beginning Russian. In Summer of 2005, I studied Russian at the Nevsky Institute, St Petersburg, and received a Whiting Foundation grant for my PhD research.
After completing my PhD in June 2006, I then spent a year at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow, where I completed the bulk of the work on my first book manuscript, and then taught at the University of Virginia. I moved to England and enjoyed a postdoctoral position at Oxford University, where I launched my second book project. I took up my position at Manchester in February, 2010, whereupon I discovered the joys of hiking in northern England and Wales. I am currently studying Turkish.