Rosa CAROLI（ローザ・カーロリ）is Professor of Japanese History at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and a specialist of modern and contemporary history of Japan. Her major fields of research concern memory and identity, the relations between the central state and its peripheries, and the intellectual history in modern Japan. She has also written extensively about the history of Okinawa and, more recently, about Edo-Tokyo history. She is the author of numerous books and essays, published both in and outside Italy. Among them: Il mito dell’omogeneità giapponese: storia di Okinawa (FrancoAngeli, 1999), Storia del Giappone (with Francesco Gatti, Laterza 2004 and 2017), Tokyo segreta. Storie di Waseda e dintorni (Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2012), History at Stake in East Asia (co-edited with Pierre-François Souyri, Cafoscarina 2012), Legacies of the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Appraisals after Sixty Years (co-edited with Duccio Basosi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), Sōzō no Okinawa: Sono jikūkan kara no chōsen (ed., Shinjuku shobō, 2015), Fragile and Resilient Cities on Water. Perspectives from Venice and Tokyo (co-edited with Stefano Soriani, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017). She is adjunct researcher at the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Waseda University; visiting scholar at the Institute of Okinawan Studies and the Institute of the International Japan-Studies, Hōsei University; visiting professor at the Center for International Education (CIE), Waseda University (2018). In 2009, she was the recipient of The 31st Okinawa Bunka Kyōkai prize, Higa Shunchō award, for her research on Okinawan history, particularly the last king of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Shō Tai.