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Recent Publications

UNTER DEN AUGEN DES PREUßEN-ADLERS: LITHOGRAPHIEN, ZEICHNUNGEN UND PHOTOGRAPHIEN DER TEILNEHMER DER EULENBURG-EXPEDITION IN JAPAN, 1860-61
 

UNDER EAGLE EYES: LITHOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PRUSSIAN EXPEDITION TO JAPAN, 1860-61
 
プロイセン― ドイツが観た幕末日本: オイレンブルク遠征団が残した版画、素描、写真

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Introduction of the book in German radio station SWR2 → radio program / text
 
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Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History. 2 vols. Rowman and Littlefield
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Sven Saaler teaches modern Japanese history at the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University in Tokyo and at The University of Tokyo, as an adjunct lecturer. He also is the representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German political foundation/think-tank, in Japan.

He has a Ph.D. from Bonn University (1999) and previously worked at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo (1999-2004) and at The University of Tokyo (2004-2008) before coming to Sophia University in 2008. During his student days, he spent several years in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture (1991-92 and 1996-99).

He has published extensively on issues of historical memory in Japan, Pan-Asianism and regionalism in modern East Asia, as well as Japanese-German relations.
Politics, Memory and Public Opinion” (2005) dealt with the Japanese history textbook controversy, the Yasukuni Shrine issue and historical consciousness in Japan.
Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History” (co-edited, 2007) was one of the first book-length publications on Pan-Asianism and historical issues of East Asian regionalism in English. “Pan-Asianism. A Documentary History” (co-edited/authored, 2011) is an anthology presenting primary sources from the history of East Asian regionalism in context (see the “books” section for details).

Sven Saaler has also co-edited/co-authored a volume introducing visual sources from the history of the Russo-Japanese War and another one introducing a wide range of visual sources from early Japanese-German relations, focusing on the second German envoy to Japan, Karl von Eisendecher (1841-1934, in Japan 1875-82). This volume, as well as a book on the Prussian mission to Japan in 1860/61 (the Eulenburg mission), was introduced in a number of Japanese and German newspapers Asahi Shinbun (see also under “books”).

He has also organized a number of historical exhibitions and academic international conferences. The next large event will be a conference on 150 Years of Japanese-German Relations in December 2010.

More details on ongoing research projects, recent presentations and publications on the following pages.

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