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Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess

Prof. Harald Fuess, Ph.D. (Harvard)

Harald Fuess is Professor for Cultural Economic History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" since summer 2009 teaching for the Centre for East Asian Studies and the History Department. Before taking up his post in Heidelberg, he taught modern Japanese history at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and Sophia University in Japan. Other employers include the Boston Consulting Group in Frankfurt and the German National Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. At Oxford University, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Columbia University, and the University of Tokyo he held visiting appointments. After a childhood in France and Germany, he received his academic training at Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D). Harald Fuess lived in Japan for 15 years and has been elected president of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) for the 2008-2011 term and served on the executive council of EAJS since 2000. His numerous publications cover aspects of the history of Japan, gender, consumption, cultural-economic relations, and Eurasian cultural flows.

Karl Jaspers Centre,
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221-54 4080

Office hours:  please contact Ms. Nora Bartels for an appointment

Takahiro Yamamoto, Ph.D. (London School of Economics, Univ. of Tokyo)


Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 4364

Hyojin Lee, Ph.D. (Kansai University)

Lecturer Korean Language and Studies

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 4357 (Bartels)

Maria Carbune, M.A. (Japanologie)

Administrative Assistant

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 4357

Ph.D. Students

Doctoral students under supervision by Prof. Harald Fuess.