Urs Matthias Zachmann#

Urs Matthias Zachmann
Membership Number:3676
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016,10 - present Professor of History and Culture of Modern Japan at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2011,10 - 2016,10 Handa Chair in Japanese-Chinese Relations, Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, Head of Asian Studies
  • 2010,10 Acting Full Professor at the Institute of Japanese Studies of Heidelberg University
  • 2006 Assistant Professor, Japan Center, University of Munich

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of international relations in modern East Asia
  • Law and legal sociology in East Asia
  • Japanese modern literature and cultural history
  • Intellectual and political history of modern Japan
  • Development of international law in East Asia

Honours and Awards
  • JaDe-Preis 2010 by the Foundation for the Promotion of Japanese-German Culture and Science Relations (JaDe-Stiftung, Cologne) for his book: China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period: China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895-1904. London: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics and History, 2009 (Hardcover) and 2011 (Paperback).

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