Professor in the Department of History
Late 19th and 20th-century Japanese history Focusing on: growth of consumer markets; technology and social change; Japanese rural society
Project GO: ROTC Chinese Language Initiative awarded by Institute for International Education (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015
Asian Pacific Studies Institute (NRC) awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015
Creation of Triangle Center for Japanese Studies awarded by Japan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014
National Resource Centers awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2011
Jackson, E, and Partner, S. Bull City Survivor: Standing up to a Hard Life in a Southern City. MacFarland & Company, Inc., 2013. (Monograph)
Partner, S. The Mayor of Aihara: A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925. University of California Press, May 2009.
Partner, S. Toshie: A Story of Rural Life in Twentieth Century Japan. University of California Press, 2004.
Partner, S. Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
Partner, S. Saying Yes to Japanese Investment. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1992.
Partner, S. Mergers and Acquisitions Manual. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1991.
Partner, S. "Review of Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan by Andrew Gordon." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 73 (June 2013): 211-215. (Review)
Partner, S. "Review of Rural Economic Development in Japan: From the Nineteenth Century to the Pacific War by Penelope Francks." The Journal of Japanese Studies 34, no. 1 (January 2008): 106-109. (Review) Full Text
Partner, S. "Peasants into citizens? The Meiji village in the Russo-Japanese War." MONUMENTA NIPPONICA 62, no. 2 (2007): 179-209. Full Text
Partner, S. "Review of Isami's house: Three centuries of a Japanese family by Gail Bernstein." JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY 38, no. 2 (2007): 339-340. (Review) Full Text
Partner, S. "Review of Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan by David Ambaras." Monumenta Nipponica 62, no. 3 (January 2007): 372-374. (Review) Full Text
Partner, S. "Review of Community and State in the Japanese Farm Village by Dimitri Vanoverbeke." Monumenta Nipponica 60 (December 2005). (Review)
Partner, S. "Community and state in the Japanese farm village: Farm Tenancy Conciliation, 1924-1938." MONUMENTA NIPPONICA 60, no. 4 (2005): 533-535. Full Text
Partner, S. "Review of Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda." MONUMENTA NIPPONICA 59, no. 1 (2004): 143-145. (Review)
Partner, S. "Review of A Time of Crisis by Kerry Smith." Agricultural History 76 (2002): 713-715. (Review)
Partner, S. "A time of crisis: Japan, the great depression, and rural revitalization." AGRICULTURAL HISTORY 76, no. 4 (2002): 713-715.