• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile


Reto Hofmann is Senior Lecturer [equiv. Associate Professor] in Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He specializes in modern Japanese and international history, and has wider research interests in twentieth-century Europe (especially Italy and Germany), fascism, imperialism, and the global Cold War. 

His first monograph, The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952, was published by Cornell University Press in 2015. His work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of Global HistoryJapan Forum, and Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming). He is working on his second book project, a history the Japanese right from 1920 to 1960, tentatively entitled “Deep Empire: State Power and World Order in Transwar Japan."

Before joining UWA in 2019, Hofmann taught and researched at Columbia University, Monash University, and Waseda University. He received his BA from UWA and MA, MPhil and PhD from Columbia University.

External positions

Research Adjunct, Waseda University

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armaments Social Sciences
internationalism Social Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
fascism Social Sciences
League of Nations Social Sciences
imperialism Social Sciences
ruling class Social Sciences
religious movement Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Literature review
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Editorial
ruling class
religious movement

Fascist Interactions: Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945

Hofmann, R., Dec 2018, In : American Historical Review. 123, 5, p. 1786-1787 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Revolutionary Nativism: Fascism and Culture in China, 1925-1937

Hofmann, R., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Asian Studies. 77, 4, p. 1068-1069 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Editorial - Axis empires: towards a global history of fascist imperialism

Hofmann, R. & Hedinger, D., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Global History. 12, 2, p. 161-165 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The fascist new-old order

Hofmann, R., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Global History. 12, 2, p. 166-183 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Press / Media

Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan

Reto Hofmann


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media