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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

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

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.


Torsten Weber
Modern East Asian History
Science Communication & Public Relations

Principal Researcher