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Scholars from Europe, Asia and the United States evaluate the historical significance of Japan’s colonial empire in the context of times shaped by imperialism, nationalism, totalitarianism, modernity, and war. Eschewing simple generalizations, they explore new primary sources to present multilayered views of various aspects of Japan-East Asia interactions. The conference was grouped into three broad themes: the domestic foundations of Japanese imperialism, the workings of the Japanese empire in East Asia, and the postwar legacy of the Japanese empire.

The papers have been published as volume 22, Monographien aus dem Deutschen Institut für Japanstudien.


Historical Visions of Asia

Panel 1: Visions of Empire

The Gendered Edge of Japanese Imperialism in Northeast Asia

Barbara Brooks, CUNY

Consumption as Resistance: The National Products Movement and Anti-Japanese Boycotts in China, 1911-1923

Karl Gerth, harvard University

The Dream of one Asia: Japanese Panasianism in the 1920s

Chris Szpilman, Tokyo University

Economic Expansionism and the Military: With Special Reference to the Japanese Community in Shanghai in 1931

Harumi Goto-Shibata, Chiba University

Panel 2: Economics of Empire

Japanese Economic Relatins with Manchuria

Erich Pauer, Pilipps-University Marburg

Technocratic Visions of Empire: The Search for a New Order for Science-Technology

Janis Mimura, University of California, Berkeley

The Taiwan Government-General and Japanese Economic Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia

Adam Schneider, Harvard University

Resurrecting the Empire? Japanese Technicians in Postwar China

Daquing Yang, George Washington University

Panel 3: Politics of Empire

Japan's Asia in the Politics of a New World Order, 1914-1919

Fred Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania

Voluntary Associations in Japan-Asia Interactions: A Comparative Study of the Tōyō Kyōkai and the Nanyō Kyōkai

Hyung Gu Lynn, Harvard University

Japanese Relatinos with Northeast Asia: China and Soviet Interference

Joachim Glaubitz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

In the Shadows of the Monolith: Japan-China Relations in the Context of the Cord War

Christopher Braddick, Musashi University