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Takuma Melber, Dr.

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Takuma Melber, Dr.


  • MA Transcultural Studies Coordinator | Lecturer
  • project leader "Digitales Tsingtauarchiv/deutsche Soldaten in japanischer Kriegsgefangenschaft während des Ersten Weltkriegs"

Contact information

Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstr. 2, Building 4400
Room 400.02.22
69115 Heidelberg

CONSULTATION HOURS in February/March 2020:
- February 12th, 1-2pm
- February 19th, 1-2pm
- March 4th, 1-2pm
- March 19th, 1-2pm
- March 25th, 1-2pm


+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 Gutenberg-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):

WS 2019/20

Film and History: Movies on and of the Age of Global Conflicts

Malaysia and Singapore: history and culture of trans- and multicultural model states

SS 2019

Times of turmoil: Postcolonialism and national movements in Southeast Asia

Transcultural brokers in the age of global wars

WS 2018/19

German-Asian Entanglements in the 19th and 20th century

Remembrance, reconciliation and guilt: military conflicts and cultures of memory in Asia and Europe

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.