Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

SAALER Sven

Professor
Japanese History

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.

Email: saaler[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4046
Website: http://www.japanesehistory.de
Office: 10-516

Selected Publications

Books

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
HST252
DEVELOPMENT OF JAPANESE CIVILIZATION 2
Spring
HST353
MODERN JAPAN
Autumn
HST354
HISTORY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN RELATIONS
Autumn
HST453 SEMINAR IN MODERN JAPANESE HISTORY 1
Spring