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Takuma Melber, Dr.

Academic Staff, Administration

Takuma Melber, Dr.


  • MA Transcultural Studies Coordinator | Lecturer

Contact information

Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstr. 2, Building 4400
Room 222
69115 Heidelberg

CONSULTATION HOURS during the semester break:
- 16 August, 10-12 am
- 20 August, 2-4 pm
- 11 September, 10-12 am
- 19 September, 2-4 pm
- 02 October, 10-12 am

Please contact me by email to reserve a time slot for you at one of the aforementioned days.

+49 (0) 6221 54 4323

About Takuma Melber

Doctoral thesis (dissertation):

"Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand: Die japanische Besatzungspolitik in Malaya und Singapur, 1942-1945"(summa cum laude, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

(Between collaboration and resistance: The Japanese occupation policy in Malaya and Singapore, 1942-1945; passed without corrections, Johannes Guternberg-University Mainz)

The doctoral thesis was awarded with the Förderpreis für Militärgeschichte und Militärtechnikgeschichte 2017 (2. Platz).


Selected publications


Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand. Die japanische Besatzung in Malaya und Singapur (1942-1945), Frankfurt am Main 2017 (Campus).

Pearl Harbor. Japans Angriff und der Kriegseintritt der USA, München 2016 (C.H. BECK).


Seminars (M.A. Transcultural Studies):

SS 2018

From the German Empire to Germany - a transcultural history of modernity

The Pacific - A history of an ocean

WS 2017/18

The Philippines - from Western Colonialism to National Independence

The Transculturality of Modern Warfare in Asia

SS 2017

Southeast Asia from Imperialism to Nationalism after 1800.

World War II and the Transculturality of Violence.

WS 2016/17

From "the bridge on the river Kwai" to Yasukuni Jinja: War and Memory in Asia.