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Transcultural Asian History

Lecture Series 2011

The lectures in the Transcultural Asian History series explore socioeconomic regional interconnections from the premodern to the contemporary world in Asia influenced by Europe focusing on the changing role of business and the economy, commerce and trade, war and peace, state and society with an emphasis on the interrelated maritime dimensions of ships and ports as locations of transcultural encounters and the creation of creole cultural spaces.


This lecture series is funded by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”, and organized by Project C12 “The Asian Sea“.


Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 112
69115 Heidelberg

Admission free


Janis Mimura (SUNY)

Japanese Wartime Planning and the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere

Tuesday, October 25, 4-6 p.m.

Barbara Seyock (Bochum)

Networks of Ceramic Trade in Premodern (South) East Asia

Tuesday, November 8, 4-6 p.m.

Sungwoo Kang (Oxford)

Transition from the Waegwan (Japan House) trade to settler trade in the port of Pusan

Tuesday, November 15, 4-6 p.m.

Hikaru Sugawara (Leiden)

Confucianism and Western thought in Japan of Meiji era: Translating struggle between “Philosophy” and “tetsugaku”

Tuesday, November 22, 4-6 p.m.

Sven Matthiessen (Heidelberg)

Going to the Philippines is like coming Home

Tuesday, November 29, 4-6 p.m.

Lars Schladitz (Erfurt)

Japanese Whaling Ships and the Production of the Antarctic Ocean Space

Tuesday, December 6, 4-6 p.m.

Yone Sugita (Osaka)

Reinterpretation of the Significance of Japanese Health Insurance programs from the 1920s to 1950

Tuesday, December 13, 4-6 p.m.

Nicole Keusch (Heidelberg)

Development of African Studies in Japan

Tuesday, January 24, 4-6 p.m.




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