Dick Stegewerns

Associate professor
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Visiting address Øst-Asia P. A. Munchs hus 3. og 4. etg. Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0371 OSLO
Postal address Øst-Asia Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

My main fields of research are:

  • political, intellectual, social and diplomatic history of modern and contemporary Japan
  • history of international relations in East Asia, 1800 to present
  • Japanese views of the outside world and Western views of Japan
  • theories of nationalism, (transnational) regionalism, and internationalism
  • Japanese popular culture
  • history of Japanese cinema.


Current Research Projects

- Japanese views of the outside world and Japanese views of the national self (2007, Japanese translation 2016)

- Democracy in Japan (leader collective research project; publication 2017)

- Nationalism, regionalism (Asianism), and internationalism in Japan (book 2003, articles 2003, 2007, 2009)

- Japanese new wave cinema (book 2010, article 2015)

- Postwar Japanese war films (article 2014, book 2018)

- The visualization of Japanese history in film, manga and anime (leader collective research project; conference 2016, publication 2017)

- Tōzai bunmeiron - The Japanese discourse on the dichotomy of Eastern and Western civilization (leader collective research project; conferences 2013 and 2017, publication 2018)

- The Japanese film director Naruse Mikio (leader collective research project; conference 2015, publication 2016)

- A postwar global history of the Japanese fermented drink sake (articles 2016)

Higher education and employment history

Brief introduction to previous education and employment.

Tags: Japan, Japanese


  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Establishing the genre of the revisionist war film: The Shin-Toho body of post-Occupation war films in Japan, In King-fai Tam (ed.),  Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-79103-9.  chapter 8.  s 93 - 106
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Kyori, seigen, tabuu (Distance, constrictions, and taboos. Nichi-O [Hiroshima] image no kakuzetsu (The gap between the images of [Hiroshima] in Japan and those in Europe.), I: Yoshiaki Fukuma; Makoto Yamaguchi & Kazuma Yoshimura (red.),  Fukusu no Hiroshima (Multiple Hiroshimas).  Seikyusha.  ISBN 978-4-7872-3340-0.  Artikkel.  s 311 - 324

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  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). Het Film-Oeuvre van Mikio Naruse - Sterke Vrouwen en Alledaagse Misere. EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam.  2 s.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). Naruse Mikio in Vogelvlucht. EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam.  2 s.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Mikio Naruse: Sterke Kvinner og Hverdagsmisaere. Norwegian Film Institute.  2 s.

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  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). An Analysis of the Genre of Melodrama in Japanese Cinema.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). Japanske Klassikere - Kaerlighedens Smerte - Film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). Mikio Naruse - Onbekende Meester van de Japanse Cinema - Film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2017). Naruse Mikio: Films of Strong Women and Everyday Misery.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). A review of Jung-Sun N. Han, An Imperial Path to Modernity – Yoshino Sakuzo and a New Liberal Order in Asia, 1907-1937. Journal of Japanese Studies.  ISSN 0095-6848.  41(1), s 201- 205
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). An Overview and Analysis of the Oeuvre of Film Director Naruse Mikio.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). And the Battle Continues - Eternal Zero and other recent Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Deconstructing Kokushu - The Promotion of Sake as Japan’s National Alcohol Drink in Times of Crisis in the Sake Industry.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). From the Chinese World Order to the Japanese Modern Mindset - Japanese Views of the Outside World from the Early Modern Period up until the Present day.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Horie Kiichi – Economic Internationalist in Interwar Japan.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Kawase Naomi - Personal Images of Undocumented Japan.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Mikio Naruse: Sterke Kvinner og hverdagsmisaere - Film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Pokemon Rules? - The Global Spread of Japanese Visual Popular Culture.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Revisionism in Motion: Coping with the Japanese Red Army Past in Film, Documentary and Manga.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). Soshite senso ga tsuzuku - Eien no Zero nado saikin no senso eiga wo bunseki suru.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2016). The Cinematic Reconstruction of East Asia, 1945-1965: Depiction of the National Self and the Asian Other in Postwar Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). 21st Century Japanese War Films - Continuity and change.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). A Postwar History of Sake - In Japan and Outside.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). ATG - Reddende Engel van de Japanse Film in de Jaren 60 en 70.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). An Analysis of Postwar Japanese Melodrama.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Asianism in Japan during the Interwar Period.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Compassion in Ozu Yasujiro's Late Spring.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Continuity and Change in Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). De Japanse Cinema in Oorlog en Bezetting.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). De Shochiku Nouvelle Vague - Experiment binnen een Grote Studio.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Deconstructing Kokushu - Promoting Sake as Japan's National Alcohol Drink in Times of Crisis in the Sake Industry.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Eros Plus Massacre - Yoshida Kiju's Masterpiece.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Establishing the Genre of the Revisionist War Film.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Eternal Zero and the Genre of Kamikaze Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). From Chushingura to Kamikaze - Bushido in Japanese Cinema.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Kiju Yoshida and ATG - The Reluctant Partner for DVD box Kiju Yoshida, Love + Anarchism, Arrow Academy.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Koreeda Hirokazu - Film and Manga in Our Little Sister.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Naruse Mikio and Tragic Love in Japanese Cinema.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Naruse Mikio in Wartime and Occupation.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Ozu Yasujiro - Japans Grootmeester met Universele Boodschap.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Shinsekai e no chosei - Senkanki Nihonchishikijin no taigai ninshiki.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). The Unicity of Floating Weeds in Ozu Yasujiro's Oeuvre.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Tragic Love in Japanese Cinema - film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Tragische Liefde in de Japanse Cinema film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2015). Tragisk Kjaerlighet i Japansk Film.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Adachi Masao and Revolutionary Documentary film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). An Analysis of Adachi Masao's Work and Career.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Close Distance - The Work of Kai Fusayoshi.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Contemporary Japanese Society from the Perspective of Japanese Popular Culture.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Mensen van Kyoto - Foto's van Kai Fusayoshi photo exhibition.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Officers and Gentlemen, War Gods and War Criminals - Postwar Japanese War Films and Biography.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Review of Daisuke Miyao, The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema, Duke UP, 2013. Japan forum.  ISSN 0955-5803.  26(4), s 557- 560
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Sake Around the World … and Back - The Export of Japanese Sake and the Import of Western Authority.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Sengo no Nihon senso eiga - Haisen kara genzai ni itaru.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). The Politics and Style of Adachi Masao.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). The Three Waves (and Ways) of Sake Appreciation in the West.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Wakamatsu Koji & Adachi Masao - Revolution in Pink.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2014). Wakamatsu Koji & Adachi Masao film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). An Analysis of the Work and Career of Adachi Masao.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Koji Wakamatsu & Adachi Masao film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Koji Wakamatsu and Adachi Masao - Revolution in Pink.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Masahiro Kobayashi - film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Officers and Gentlemen – Japanese Postwar Films on Wartime Leaders.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Patterns of Japanese War Memory as Depicted in Postwar Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). Sacred Missions and Human Torpedoes – Japanese Submarine War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). The Cross-Influence of Sake Consumption in Japan and in the West.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). The Early Works of Yoshida Kiju.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2013). The Position of Okada Mariko in Japanese Cinema.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Postwar Japanese and American War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). ATG - Low-Budget Experimental Japanese Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Art Theatre Guild of Japan film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Art Theatre Guild of Japan film retrospective.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Continuities in Japanese Views of a Unique Role on the World Stage in between East and West.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Det Eksperimentelle Filmlaboratoriet - Filmer Fra Art Theatre Guild of Japan.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). From Political Instrument to Medium of Exoticism: The Reception of Japanese Film in the Netherlands.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Negotiating the Second World War in Present-Day Japanese Society.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1 (1850-1920) and Volume 2 (1920-Present). Monumenta Nipponica.  ISSN 0027-0741.  67(2), s 343- 348
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Patterns of Japanese War Memory as Depicted in Postwar Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Reconsidering the Taishō period.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). Teaching ‘the War’ through Japanese Popular Culture.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). The Art Theatre Guild of Japan - Low-Budget Japanese Experimental Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2012). The Art Theatre Guild of Japan - Saving Angel of the Japanese Film Industry during the Decades of Crisis.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). From Taisho Democracy to TV Democracy - A Comparative Analysis of Prewar, Postwar and Contemporary Japanese Democracy.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Japan Undefeated - The Post-Occupation Body of Revisionist War Films by Shin-Toho.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Japanese Society and Politics after the Great Tohoku Eartquake - Heroes and Villains, Victims and Leaders. The Netherlands-Japan Review.  2(2)
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Ozawa Ichiro and Japan's Political 'Revolution'. The Netherlands-Japan Review.  2(4)
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Recente Ontwikkelingen op Japan's Noordelijke Territoria. The Netherlands-Japan Review.  2(1)
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). The Legacy of the Sun - The battle for the Collective War Memory in Postwar and Contemporary Japanese War Films.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). The Shochiku Nouvelle Vague - An Analysis of the Roots of Japanese New Wave Cinema.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Yoshida Kiju and ATG - The Reluctant Partner.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2011). Yoshino Sakuzo - Dealing with Disaster and Democracy in Interwar Japan.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). An Analysis of the Film Oeuvre of Yoshida Kiju.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Biography of Yoshida Kiju.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Curator of retrospective on Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaker Yoshida Kiju.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Japanese Politics and Team Play. The Netherlands-Japan Review.  1(3)
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Japan's Political Regime Change. A New Beginning?. The Netherlands-Japan Review.  1(1)
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). My Film Theory - The Logic of Self-Negation.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Normal Country, Unique Mission? - Japan's Dilemma in Finding a Role and Identity in the 21st Century.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Normal Country, Unique Mission – Universal Goals and Particularistic Aims in Contemporary Japanese Politics.
  • Stegewerns, Dick (2010). Retrospective of Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaker Yoshida Kiju.

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Published June 24, 2010 12:36 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2017 2:32 PM