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International Summer School on East Asian International Relations in Maritime History, 2019


1. Holding: Department of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Graduate School of Arts and Science at University of Tokyo, China Maritime Museum.

2. Time:  23rd July to 1st August

3. Location: Minhang, Shanghai, China

4. Introduction

The theme of summer school 2019 will be East Asian International Relations in Maritime History. We will introduce and discuss research topics and materials of trade, immigration, technology and dispute in East Asian Seas with cross-disciplinary perspectives, in order to understand the difference between East and West, and the change of the world system in the modern history.

Department of History was built in 2003. Archives collection, major national strategy and cross disciplines are its core development patterns. The department develops in 5 research areas that local archives, the Tokyo War-crime trials, environment history and history of diseases and modern Chinese history. There is also a history GIS team working on a HGIS project.

5. Goal

The summer school is willing to develop more international academic connection on East Asian Relations and maritime history. Also, it is willing to train and develop critical thoughts and new methodology on the research of new archives.

6. Teaching

Matthew Augustine, Associate Professor, History Department, Kyushu University

Robert BickersProfessor, History Department, University of Bristol

Takeshi Hamashita, Professor, History Department, Sun Yat-sen University

Tienhao Jen, Associate Professor, Taichung University of Science and Technology

Shin KawashimaProfessor, Graduate School of Arts and Science, University of Tokyo

Barak Kushner, Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Haijian Mao, Professor, Department of History, University of Macau

Chihua Tang,  Professor, History Department,  Fudan University

Yun XiaAssociate Professor, History Department, Valparaiso University


7. Program

(1) Lecture and Discussion (7 days).

(2) cultural tour  (1 day)

8. Schedule

23rd Jul 2019. Registration

24th Jul. 31st Jul. Lecture and Presentation

1st Aug. Leave

9. Acceptation

Young scholars, graduate students and senior undergraduate students on maritime history and history of international relations from China and overseas. (30 people)

10. Funding

hotel fee will be covered.

11. To apply

Applicants should submit a short statement of their research interests and how this workshop would fit into their training. A recommendation letter from the students faculty advisor is also required. Graduate students and young scholars must submit one research paper for the workshop, and master student can choose to submit or not. Application deadline will be 30th April, 2019 (candidates can apply to submit research paper after the deadline) .

Online application : http://apply.

11. Connection

Chihyun Chang E-Mail:

Hang Xu E-Mail: