I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines

Vol.4 2013.03.11 HANEDA, Masashi

World History and Water

March 11-12, 2013

I would like to talk about and discuss with students the following points:

  1. The contemporary meanings of history, particularly world history
  2. World History and Global History
  3. The humanity's past that emerges when we pay attention to water
  4. “The History of Oceans” as a Framework
  5. Guangzhou and Nagasaki from the Perspective of the East Asian History of Oceans

HANEDA, Masashi
Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo Born in 1953. After graduating from the Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Professor Haneda obtained his Ph.D. from Paris III. After receiving encouragement fellowship and special research fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, he served as Assistant Professor at Tachibana Women's University, Assistant Professor and Vice Director at  the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. He was appointed Director of the Institute in 2009, and since 2012 has been Vice President of the University as well as Director General of its Office of International Affairs. His areas of specialty are world history and comparative history. His many publications include World History of 15 Rises and Falls (Kodansha), The Creation of the Islam World (The University of Tokyo Press), The Life of Knight Chardin: Europe and the Islam World in the Seventeenth Century (Chuokoron Shinsha). There is also a Chinese translation of The Creation of the Islam World  in 2012 as《“伊斯兰世界”概念的形成》(刘丽娇、朱莉丽译,朱莉丽监修,上海古籍出版社).

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