On sabbatical leave during autumn 2021 and spring 2022
M.A., Ph.D., University of Bonn
Research and Teaching Interests：
I have published extensively on issues of historical memory in Japan; the transnational ideology of Pan-Asianism and facets of regionalism in modern East Asia; as well as on Japanese-German relations. My 2005 book Politics, Memory and Public Opinion and a number of articles dealt with the Japanese history textbook controversy, the Yasukuni Shrine issue and historical consciousness in Japan. Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History (2007) was the first book-length publication in English on historical issues of East Asian regionalism; Pan-Asianism. A Documentary History (2011) is a two-volume primary source collection tracing regionalism in East Asian history. I have published in English, German and Japanese, and some of my research has been translated into French, Chinese, Korean and Armenian.
- [Co-editor, with Christopher W. A. Szpilman] Routledge Handbook in Modern Japanese History. London: Routledge, 2017.
- [Co-editor, with Kudo Akira and Tajima Nobuo] Mutual Perceptions and Images in Japanese-German Relations, 1860-2010. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
- [Co-editor, with Christopher W. A. Szpilman] Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1 & 2., Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011 (358 + 422 pp.).
- [Co-editor, with Wolfgang Schwentker] The Power of Memory in Modern Japan, Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2008 (381 pp.).
- [Co-editor, with J. Victor Koschmann] Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History: Colonialism, regionalism and borders, London and New York: Routledge (Asia‘s Transformation Series), 2007 (288 pp.).
- Sven, Saaler.Politics, Memory and Public Opinion. The History Textbook Controversy and Japanese Society.München: Iudicium, 2005.
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