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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures

 Juni 2017 - Mai 2023

The research group on “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures” was established in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in June 2017, supported by the DIJ and the wider Max Weber Foundation (MWS). At FASS, it includes members from the Departments of Geography, Japanese Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies. It cooperates closely with NUS’ Asia Research Institute, especially the Inter-Asia Engagements Cluster. Research projects focus on changing cross-border infrastructures, borderscapes, and new scales and spaces of interaction. The research group particularly focuses on Japan’s multi-faceted role in Southeast Asia.

The group is led by James Sidaway (Geography, FASS).
Other members:
• Andrew Carruthers (University of Pensylvania)
Sonja Ganseforth (DIJ Tokyo)
• Shaun Lin (Max Weber-NUS Research Fellow, Geography, FASS)
• Weiqiang Lin (Geography, FASS)
• Douglas Kammen (Southeast Asian Studies, FASS)
• Felix Mallin (Max Weber-NUS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geography, FASS)
• Hendrik Meyer-Ohle (Japanese Studies, FASS)
• Yoshinori Nishizaki (Southeast Asian Studies, FASS)
• Vatthana Pholsena (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
• Simon Rowedder (Max Weber-NUS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southeast Asian Studies, FASS)
• Naoko Shimazu (Asia Research Institute, NUS)

Further details on the research group, its members, and research activities can be found here.

In December 2019, six members of the group together with eleven DIJ researchers met for a workshop on "Comparisons". Reflections on the exchanges can be accessed here.

Abgeschlossene Projekte

Comparing Comparisons