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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Global Dimensions of the First World War and the Interwar Period in East Asia

Project duration: 2014-ongoing

The 100th anniversary of the First World War has encouraged revisiting the ‘European War’ from a global history perspective which actively incorporates non-Western perspectives. As a member of an international research team on “Reverberations of the ‘1919 Moment'”, my research focuses on the impact of the transnational discourse on ‘Asia’ and ‘Japanese-Chinese friendship’ on the public renegotiation of international relations in favour of Asian nations during the interwar period in East Asia. This research constitutes an extension of my previous work on ‘Asianism discourse’ in China and Japan.


Recent Publications

2017
Weber, Torsten
From Versailles to Shanghai: Pan-Asianist Legacies of the Paris Peace Conference and the Failure of Asianism from Below
In: Zachmann, Urs Matthias : Asia After Versailles. Asian Perspectives on the Paris Peace Conference and the Interwar Order 1919-1933Edinburgh University Press. pp. 77-97.