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Upcoming international conference on the East Asian Dimension of the First World War

5-7 September 2014 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Event Center (Veranstaltungszentrum), Room 2a

News from Aug 26, 2014

In cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Ministry; Japanese Culture Institute, Cologne – Japan Foundation; Rectorate of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum; National Museum of History, Japan; Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyōto University (International Project “Trans-Disciplinary Studies on the First World War“); Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Club Germany; JaDe-Foundation, Cologne; Municipal Archive – Bochum Centre for Municipal History and  Arts Council Tōkyō, 1914-1918-online will co-host an international conference on the East Asian dimension of the First World war with experts from Europe and Asia.

For more information please refer to the conference website or the "H-Soz-u-Kult"-announcement.

Registration: We kindly ask you to register via e-mail with Mrs. Teelka Groeneveld, B.A.: Teelka.Groeneveld@ruhr-uni-bochum.de


Freitag, 5. September 2014

14:00-14:30 Welcome Adresses: Prof. Dr. Jörg PLASSEN, Dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies; Prof. Dr. Regine MATHIAS, Chair in Japanese History; KIYOTA Tokiko, Director of the Japanese Culture Institute Cologne (The Japan Foundation); N.N.
Section 1: Introduction / Einführung
14:30-15:30 Dr. des. Jan SCHMIDT (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) & Prof. Dr. Katja SCHMIDTPOTT (Freie Universität Berlin): “Key issues in the historiography on the First World War in East Asia”
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Section 2: Keynote Lectures

Chair: Prof. Dr. Regine MATHIAS (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

16:00-17:00 Keynote lecture I: Prof. Dr. Oliver JANZ (Freie Universität Berlin): “The First World War as a Global War”
17:00-18:00 Keynote lecture II: Prof. i.R. Dr. Gerhard HIRSCHFELD (Universität Stuttgart): “War and Culture. A New Cultural History of the First World War”

Samstag, 6. September 2014

Section 3: People and War

Chair: Prof. Dr. Katja SCHMIDTPOTT (Freie Universität Berlin)

9:30-10:00 Prof. Dr. NARAOKA Sōchi (Kyōto University): “The Japanese who Heard the ‘Guns of August’: The Outbreak of the First World War and the Japanese Internees in Germany”
10:00-10:30 Mahon MURPHY, M.A. (London School of Economics): “The Treatment of German Prisoners of War in Japan in the Global Context of the First World War”
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Prof. Dr. ŌTSURU Atsushi (Kōbe University): “The Aonogahara POW Camp – A Miniature of the Habsburg Monarchy”
11:30-12:00 ZHANG Yan, M.A. (Chinese University of Hong Kong): “Individual Motives for Enlisting in the Chinese Labor Corps – the Case of Laborers from Shandong”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Section 4: The German Foreign Office’s Secret War in East Asia

Chair: Prof. i.R. Dr. Erich PAUER (Philipps-Universität Marburg/Centre Européen d‘Études Japonaises d‘Alsace)

13:00-13:30 Prof. Dr. TAJIMA Nobuo (Seijō University): “The First World War and ‘German agents on horseback’: Secret Anti-Russian German activities in Siberia and Manchuria”
13:30-14:00 PD Dr. Gerhard KREBS (Berlin): “The Zimmermann Telegram: Just a Bizarre Idea or Part of Political Continuity?”
14:00-14.30 Coffee break
Section 5: The War in the Mass Media

Chair: Dr. YUKAWA Shirō (Universität Bonn)

14:30-15:00 MOROHASHI Eiichi, M.A. (Keiō University): “Entering The First World War and Japanese Mass Media: The Emerging Japanese Consciousness as ’the Leader of Asia‘”
15:00-15:30 Emer. o. Univ.-Prof. Sepp LINHART (Universität Wien): “From Tiger to Monkey: Changes in the German Image of Japan after the Outbreak of the War in 1914 as Exemplified by Picture Postcards”
15:30-16:00 Mag. Dr. Susanne FORMANEK (Universität Wien): “Itō Chūta's Postcard Series on the First World War. A Caricature-like Chronicle of the War in Japan-centered Iconography”
16:00-17:00 Transfer to the Municipal Archive Bochum

Special Event

Japanese Cinema During the First World War
17:00-17:30 Introduction: Dr. OGAWA Sawako, Ass. Prof. (Kyōto University): “The First World War and Japanese Cinema – Tracks of Forgotten Images”
17:30-18:30 Film event: “Japanese Cinema during the First World War“ with a performance by benshi (film narrator) KATAOKA Ichirō

Sonntag, 7. September 2014

Section 6: Transnational Dissemination of Knowledge

Chair: Dr. des. Jan SCHMIDT (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

9:30-10:00 Prof. i.R. KUDŌ Akira (Tōkyō University): “Research by the Japanese Army on Wartime Germany. Nagata Tetsuzan and the ‘Mobilization of the Nation’”
10:00-10:30 Prof. Dr. SHIMIZU Yū'ichirō (Keiō University/ Harvard University): “How Japanese Bureaucrats studied the war”
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Prof. Dr. SUZUKI Jun (Tōkyō University): “The German Faction and the French Faction among the Japanese Army Artillery and Engineer Officers before and after the ’Japan-Germany War‘”
11:30-12:00 Prof. Dr. Eugene W. CHIU (Tunghai Universität, Taiwan): “The First World War and China's Modernity”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Section 7: Global and Regional Dimensions

Chair: PD Dr. Christine MOLL-MURATA (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

13:00-13:30 Prof. Dr. WU Lin-Chun (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan): “Business and Economic Networks in China During the First World War: the Case of the American Asiatic Association and Sino-American Relations”
13:30-14:00 Prof. Dr. Urs Matthias ZACHMANN (University of Edinburgh): “Theatres of War, Theatre of Peace: The Paris Peace Conference and Debates on International Law in East Asia”
14:00-14:30 Coffee break
Section 8: The East Asian Dimension of the First World History and Public History

Chair: Dr. Tino SCHÖLZ (Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

14:30-15:00 Prof. Dr. HARAYAMA Kōsuke (National Museum of History, Japan): “Memory and Museums – Why the First World War is Not Represented in the National Museum of Japanese History (Yet)”
15:00-15:30 Hans-Joachim SCHMIDT (Heusweiler-Kutzhof, Germany): “Numerous Open Questions – 15 Years of Private Research on ‚Tsingtao’ and the German-Austrian POWs”
15.30-15.45 Prof. Dr. ŌTSURU Atsushi/Dr. ISHII Daisuke (Kōbe University): Short Introduction I: “Another Camp – another Memory? Our Exhibition on the Aonogahara POW Camp in 2006”
15.45-16.00 ZHANG Yan, M.A. (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Short Introduction II: “The Exhibition on the Chinese Workers in Europe during the First World War in 2013 in Shandong”
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
Concluding Discussion

Chair: Prof. Dr. Katja SCHMIDTPOTT (Freie Universität Berlin) /
Dr. des. Jan SCHMIDT (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

16:30-17:30 Concluding Discussion, Remarks
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