SAALER Sven

Associate Professor
Japanese History
M.A., Ph.D., University of Bonn

Research and Teaching Interests:

I have published extensively on issues of historical memory in Japan; the transnational ideology of Pan-Asianism and facets of regionalism in modern East Asia; as well as on Japanese-German relations. My 2005 book Politics, Memory and Public Opinion and a number of articles dealt with the Japanese history textbook controversy, the Yasukuni Shrine issue and historical consciousness in Japan. Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History (2007) was the first book-length publication in English on historical issues of East Asian regionalism; Pan-Asianism. A Documentary History (2011) is a two-volume primary source collection tracing regionalism in East Asian history. I have published in English, German and Japanese, and some of my research has been translated into French, Chinese, Korean and Armenian.

Selected Publications:

Books
Sven, Saaler. Politics, Memory and Public Opinion. The History Textbook Controversy and Japanese Society. München: Iudicium, 2005.

[Co-editor, with Sebastian Dobson] Unter den Augen des Preußen-Adlers: Lithographien, Zeichnungen und Photographien der Teilnehmer der Eulenburg-Expedition in Japan, 1860-61 / Under Eagle Eyes: Lithographss, 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』 (in English, Japanese and German), München / Tokyo: Iudicium / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, 2011 (391 pp.).

[Co-editor, with Christopher W. A. Szpilman] Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1 & 2., Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011 (358 + 422 pp.).

[Co-editor, with Wolfgang Schwentker] The Power of Memory in Modern Japan, Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2008 (381 pp.).
 
[Co-author, with Peter Pantzer] Japanische Impressionen eines Kaiserlichen Gesandten. Karl von Eisendecher im Japan der Meiji-Zeit / 『明治初期の日. ドイツ外交官アイゼンデッヒャー公使の写真帖より』 (Impressions of an Imperial Envoy. Karl von Eisendecher in Meiji Japan) (in German and Japanese), München / Tokyo: Iudicium / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, 2007 (460 pp.).

[Co-editor, with J. Victor Koschmann] Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History: Colonialism, regionalism and borders, London and New York: Routledge (Asia‘s Transformation Series), 2007 (288 pp.).

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
HST252 DEVELOPMENT OF JAPANESE CIVILIZATION 2 Spring
HST354 HISTORY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN RELATIONS Not Offered
HST353 MODERN JAPAN Autumn
Tel:
03-3238-4046
Email:
saaler@sophia.ac.jp
Website:
http://www.japanesehistory.de
Office:
10-516