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The 8th Anglo-Japanese Conference of Historians

10th (Monday)—11th (Tuesday) August, 2015 at Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University, Osaka  


“Changing Networks and Power in British History: Politics, Society, Trade”


DAY 1 August 10th, 2015

Junior Session 4 speakers (3 Japanese and 1 British young scholars)

James Kirby  (Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK)

Networks of knowledge: Universities, churches and society, 1800-1920


Sayaka Nakagomi  (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)

Why were “domestic subjects” introduced into English middle-class girls’ high schools between 1871 and 1914 ?  


Haruki Inagaki  (King’s College, University of London, UK)

Indian roots of British imperial politics: Conflict between the executive and the judiciary In Bombay in the 1820s


Kyoko Matsunami (Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya University, Japan)

Public interest in the debates on the electric telegraphs bill of 1868 in Britain


Plenary Lecture I (Key-note)    

Martin Daunton (University of Cambridge, UK)

State, market and society in Britain since 1815


Session 1:  Civil Society and Liberalism in Victorian Britain

Chairperson: Chikashi Sakashita (Tokyo Women’s University, Japan)


Richard Huzzey (University of Liverpool, UK)

The moral economy of the nightwatchman state: Free trade and laissez-faire in Victorian Britain


Takeshi Nagashima (Senshu University, Japan)

Meiji Japan’s encounter with the “English system” of infectious disease control:The “Hesperia Incident” of 1879


Minoru Takada (Konan University, Japan)

Mutual-help, money, and the state: the transformation of friendly societies in the late-nineteenth century


Plenary Lecture II

 Joanna Innes (University of Oxford, UK)       

Networks and British history: uses and abuses?


DAY 2 August 11th, 2015


Session 2Education and industry in changing networks and power

Chairperson: Kentaro Saito (Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan)


Lawrence Goldman (IHR, University of London, UK)

Civil society versus the state: Conflicts in British education since 1800


Makiko Santoki (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Who should take the responsibility to children's vocatinal training ? -- Education in Manchester certificated industrial school


Hiroshi Ichihara (Dokkyo University, Japan)

The human resource development and occupation/status linked personnel managementpractices and engineers in Japanese corporations before the Second World War



David Mitich (University of Maryland, USA)

Minoru Sawai (Osaka University, Japan)


Session 3:  Asian trade and the Remaking of Commercial Networks & Consumer Culture inModern Britain

Chairperson: Shigeru Akita (Osaka University, Japan)


Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick, UK)

Indian cottons and British trade: the Connection between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans in the long eighteenth century


Yukihisa Kumagai (Kansai University, Japan)

The making of “free trade nation” in the structural change of Asian trade and the growth of British manufacturing industry, 1790s-1830s


Young-Suk Lee (Kwangju University, Korea)

The Competition of cotton goods between India and Britain:Rethinking Some Contemporaries’ Consciousness of Indian Handicraft Industry


John Styles (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Fashion, textiles and the origins of the Industrial Revolution



Om Prakash (Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India)


Concluding Session:

Patrick K. O’Brien (London School of Economics, UK)

Was the British Industrial Revolution a Conjuncture in Global History ?


Concluding Discussion




The third Japanese-Korean Conference of British History

12-14 November 2008, at Chonnam National University


DAY 1   November 12th, 2008

Welcome reception 

Chairperson : Seok Min Hong (Yonsei University)


DAY 2   November 13th, 2008

Chairperson: Seung-Rae Cho (Chungju University)


Yong-suk Lee (Gwangju University)

Opening Address: British History and East Asia



Pat Thane (Instutute of Historical Research)

Plenary Keynote Lecture: Modern British Identities and Regional, Imperial and International Exchanges


Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)

Plenary Keynote Lecture: Creation of a New Global History and British Imperial History: Japanese Perspectives


Section one: Medieval Europe and Identities

Chairperson: Sung-sook Lee (Hangyang University)


Hirokazu Tsurushima (kumamoto University)

The origins of Local Society in Late 'Anglo-Saxon' England


Boris Todorov (Yosei University)

Rechenegs in the East Central European Affairs: Culture and Politics


Discussants: Joong-Lak Kim (Kyungpook National University),  Hideyuki Arimitsu (Tohoku University)


Section Two: Modern Britain and East Asia

Chairperson: Taro Inai (Hiroshima University)


Kayoyo Fujita (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

The European Maritime Empires and Asian Commodity Flows: British and Dutch Trade-Strategies in 17th- and 18th-Century

East Asia from a Comparative Perspective


Kazuhiko Kondo (University of Tokyo)

Ukiyoe and Westminster Bridge: Cultural Exchanges before 'Japonisme'


Daeyoon Kim (KAIST)

Edmund Burke and the Spectre of Imperial Grandeur: The American Revolution, the East India Company, and the British National Character


Discussants: Woonok Yeom (Hanyang University) , Paul Tonks (Yosei University), Toshio Kusamitsu (The Oen University of Japan)


Section Three: Britain and International Relations in the 20th Century 

Chairperson: Myoung Hwan Kim (Silla  University)


Nae Joo Lee (Korea Military Academy)

The Russo-Japanese war and Its Impact on British Thinking prior to 1914


Sang-Chull Park (Chonnam National University)

M.P. Price and the Russian Revolution of 1917


Harumi Goto-Shibata (Meiji University)

The International Control of Opium Trafficking and the British Empire, 1906-0930s


Bong Joong Kim (Chonnam National University)

Postwar Anglo-American Relations in the Middle East and the Suez Crisis in 


Discussants: Heera Chung (Ehwa Women's University), Yoichi Kibata (University of Tokyo)


Student Section

Chairperson: Hye-jin Hwang (Seoul National University)


Harumi Goto-Kubo (University of Tokyo)

Independence and Subordination: The Grand Jury and Justices at the Sessions in Early Seventeenth-Century Yorkshire


Takeshi Nakamura (Osaka University)

Admirals in the first City of the Empire: Navy, Culture and Politics in Pre-Radical Westminster


Hyojin Kim (Chonnam National University)

The Characteristics of the Anglo-American Relationship in the Early American Republic and the Jay Treaty


Kyoung Jin Bae (Yosei University)

Chinoiserie Porcelain and the Figuration of China in the Early Modern European Material Culture


Kyoung-Min Kim (Yonsei University)

Archaeology and Its Relation to Imperialism in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire


DAY 3   November 14th, 2008

Section Four: Acculturations in History

chairperson: Minoru Takada (kyushu International University)


Peter Cunich (University of Hong Kong)

Regional Variations in Missionary Christianity with the British Empire, 1763-1900


Takashi Ito (Pusan National University)

Race and Culture in the Making of Malaya: the Case of the British Management of the Indian Plantation Labours


Discussants: Sangsoo Kim (Hankook University of Foreign Studies), Yumiko Hamai (Hokkaido University)


General Discussion 

Chairperson: Heasim Sul (Yonsei University)





Multiple Paths of Economic Development in Global History

2008年11月8日・9日  京都大学稲森財団記念会館



日本学術会議 経済学委員会 IEHA分科会(委員長 杉原薫)

京都大学グローバルCOE「生存基盤持続型の発展を目指す地域研究拠点」(拠点リーダー 杉原薫)

科研基盤A「グローバルヒストリー研究の新展開と近現代世界史像の再考」(研究代表者 秋田茂)







DAY 1  November 8th, 2008

Opening Remarks by Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)

Session 1: Asian Perspectives

Chairperson: Om Prakash (University of Delhi, India)


Kaoru Sugihara (CSEAS, Kyoto University)

Multiple Paths of Economic Development in Global History


Li Bozhong (Tsinghua University, China)

China’s National Markets, 1550-1840


Tsukasa Mizushima (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Features of Economic Development in Early Modern India


Discussion including comments by Li Tana (Australian National University and CSEAS) and Kazuko Furuta (Keio University) 


Session 2: European Perspectives

Chairperson: Gianni Toniolo (Università di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Rome, Italy)


Jan Luiten van Zanden (International Institute of Social History/Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

The Road to the Industrial Revolution: Hypotheses and Conjectures about the Medieval Origins of the ‘European Miracle’


Joerg Baten (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Multiple Paths of Global Height Developments, 1810-1984


Osamu Saito (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

Forest History and the Great Divergence: China, Japan and the West


Discussion including comments by Kohei Wakimura (Osaka City University and CSEAS)   


DAY 2   November 9th, 2008

Session 3: Japanese, Russian and Latin American Perspectives

Chairperson: Richard Sutch (University of California, Riverside, USA)


Tetsuji Okazaki and Masaki Nakabayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Agrarian Land Tenancy in Prewar Japan: Contract Choice and Implications on Productivity


Yury Petrov (Central Bank of Russian Federation, Russia)

Import of Machines to the Russian Empire, Latter Half of the XIX-Early XX Century: A Global Factor of the Russian Industrialization


Kerstin Manzel (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Long run Development of Human Capital in Latin America, 17th to 20th Centuries


Discussion including comments by Catherine Schenk (University of Glasgow, UK) and Luis Bértola (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)


Session 4: Conceptual Frameworks

Chairperson: Riitta Hjerppe (University of Helsinki, Finland)


Beverly Lemire (University of Alberta, Canada)

The Great Refashioning of Europe: Global Trade, Needle-Crafts and Gendered Material Culture, 1500-1800


Christopher Lloyd (University of New England, Australia)

The End or Beginning of the Era of Regulatory State Capitalism?  The 2008 Crisis in the context of the Historical Evolution of Regimes of Capitalist Regulation


Discussion including comments by George Souza (University of Texas, San Antonio, and CSEAS) and Grietjie Verhoef (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)    


Session 5: General Discussion  

Led by Shigeru Akita, Osamu Saito and Kaoru Sugihara


Concluding Remarks by Kosuke Mizuno (Director, CSEAS, Kyoto University)


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