Dick Stegewerns

Associate Professor - Japan Studies
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Phone +47 22857121
Room 329 PAM
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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 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
  • war memory
  • history of Japanese cinema
  • history of sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • Japanese popular culture

Current Research Projects

  • Japanese views of the outside world and Japanese views of the national self (monograph 2007, Japanese translation 2020, various articles, newest 2020)
  • Democracy in Japan (leader collective research project)
  • 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 and war memory (articles 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019, monograph 2022)
  • The visualization of Japanese history in film, manga and anime (leader collective research project; conference 2016)
  • Tōzai bunmeiron - The Japanese discourse on the dichotomy of Eastern and Western civilization (leader collective research project; conference 2013, two-monthly seminars 2017-18, publication 2021)
  • The Japanese film director Naruse Mikio (leader collective research project; conference 2015, retrospective 2015-17, book 2021)
  • A postwar global history of the Japanese fermented rice drink sake (articles 2017, 2018)
Tags: Japan, Japanese, History, Politics, International Relations, War Memory, Nationalism, Film Studies, Food Studies, Popular Culture
Published June 24, 2010 12:36 PM - Last modified May 16, 2020 12:24 PM