4th Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture -Change and Dissolution of the Concept ‘Post-War Period’ in Japan- (July 7 in Heidelberg)


■4th (7th July, 2017・Heidelberg)
Change and Dissolution of the Concept ‘Post-War Period’ in Japan

Speaker: Toshihiko Kishi
Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Commentator: Takuma Melber
Lecturer and coordinator in the M.A. program “Transcultural Studies” at the Cluster of    Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University

Date: 7th July, 2017 18:00-20:00

Venue: Karl-Jaspers-Centre, Room 212, Heidelberg University
       Voßstraße 2, Building 4400, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany

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Lecture will be given in Japanese (consecutive interpretation into German will be provided by students)
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***Registration and Contact***

・Kyoto University European Centre Heidelberg Office
 Email: info_eu@oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp
 Tel: +49-(0)6221-54-30034

(*) The lecture series “Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture” is organized in close cooperation of the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto, and the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, the liaison offices of both universities in Japan and Germany. It aims at promoting and strengthening research exchange between Heidelberg University and Kyoto University.

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Toshihiko Kishi    Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Areas of Research: History of cultural exchange between Japan and China, East Asian media studies, and migration studies
Before appointed to the current position at Kyoto University in 2010, he was professor at the Department of Business Administration of Kanagawa University and associate professor at the University of Shimane in Japan.

Takuma Melber    Lecturer and coordinator in the M.A. programme “Transcultural Studies” at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University
Areas of Research: History of modern Japan with a special focus on ‘Japan and WWII’ and history of Southeast Asia in the 19th and 20th century
Takuma Melber defended his doctoral thesis, Between collaboration and resistance: The Japanese occupation policy in Malaya and Singapore, 1942-1945, (original title in German) in March 2016 with summa cum laude (passed without corrections) and it will be published in 2017. His latest publication, Pearl Harbor – Japan’s Attack and the Entry of the US into the War, (original title in German) resulted in large amount of features. He is working as supervisor at the TV-channel ZDF for documentary films, as well.


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