Elizabeth Dorn Lublin grew up in Dayton, OH. After receiving her B.A. from Yale University in 1991, she completed an M.A. in Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan in 1994 and then a Ph.D. in modern Japanese history from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2003. Her research focuses on citizen involvement in Japan's transformation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her publications to date have dealt with the Japan Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the efforts of its members to "correct" public and private behavior, along with their interactions with the state and use of the imperial institution and war to further their aims. Currently, she is working on a monograph on citizenship and social work in the Meiji period, which examines the individual and collective efforts of Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, and those with no religious affiliation to address and ameliorate problems and inequalities resulting from Japan's rapid modernization. While in the classroom, she teaches about modern East Asia, pre-modern and modern Japan, women in Japan, and the contemporary world.
- HIS 1400: The World Since 1945
- HIS/ASN 1710: History of Modern East Asia
- HIS/ASN 3825/5825: History of Modern China
- HIS/ASN 3855/5855: History of Pre-modern Japan
- HIS/ASN 3865/5865: History of Modern Japan
- HIS/ASN 3875/5875: Women in Japanese History
Reforming Japan: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period. Asian Religions and Society Series. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
"Mary Clement Leavitt, Japan, and the Transnationalization of the World WCTU, 1886-1912." In Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective, eds. Erika K. Kuhlman and Kimberly Jensen, 13-36. History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence Series, vol. 14. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Republic of Letters Publishing, 2010.
"Wearing the White Ribbon of Reform and the Banner of Civic Duty: Yajima Kajiko and the Japan Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period." U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, nos. 30-31 (2006): 60-79.
"Crusading against Prostitution: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Meiji Japan." Japanese Religions 29, nos. 1-2 (January 2004): 29-43.
"Selected Bibliography of Japanese-Language Sources on Drinking, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and Reform Activism in Japan." The Social History of Alcohol Review 16, nos. 1-4 (Fall 2001/Spring 2002): 335-43.
"Pollution Relief and the Japan Woman’s Christian Temperance Union." Asian Cultural Studies 27 (2001): 49-58.