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AKITA Shigeru


British Imperial History, Global History

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  • 2003.10.01 - , Division of Studies on Cultural Forms, Graduate School of Letters, Professor

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Hiroshima University Faculty of Literature  Graduated BA (History) 1981.03
Hiroshima University Graduate School, Division of Letters  Completed MA (History) 1983.03
Hiroshima University Graduate School, Division of Letters  Unfinished 1985.03
Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Letters  Completed Ph.D (History) 2003.10

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Lecturer, Osaka University of Foreign Studies 1985.04 -
Senior Lecturer, Osaka University of Foreign Studies 1988.01 -
Associate Professor, Osaka University of Foregn Studies 1991.01 - 2003.09
Academic Visitor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 1994.04 - 1995.09
Visiting Professor, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2001.04 - 2002.03
Department of World History, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University 2003.10 -

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  • History of British Empire, History of International Relations in Asia and Global History
    History of Europe and America-related

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  • Society for Western History, Hiroshima

  • Association for Western History, Tohoku University

  • Association for Integrated Studies in Language and Society, Osaka University of Foregn Studies

  • Association for Historical Studies in Osaka

  • Society of Historical Studies, Hiroshima

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Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • South Asia and Studies on World System, Shigeru Akita, Contemporary South Asia 1: Invitation to Area Studies, 2002.09, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Asia in the context of Global History, Shigeru Akita, EXORIENTE, Vol.10, February 2004, 2004.02, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Recent Japanese Historiography on British Imperial and Commonwealth History, Shigeru Akita, The Korean Journal of British Studies,Vol.14, pp.427-444, 2005.12, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • Pax Britannica as an International Economic Order, Shigeru Akita, The 70th Anniversary of Japanese Association for Socio-Economic History: New Perspectives of Socio-Economic History, 2002.05, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Global History Studies at Osaka University, Akita, Shigeru, Bulletin of Asia-Pacific Studies,22巻,pp.25-41, 2020.03, Papers

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  • Special, Contemporary South Asia 6: World System and Network, Shigeru Akita and Tsukasa Mizushima(eds.), University of Tokyo Press, 2003.02

  • Special, Hegemonic State and World System: Looking back to the 20th Century, Takeshi Matsuda and Shigeru Akita(eds.), Yamakawa Publisher, 2002.04

  • Special, Pax Britannica and the British Empire, Shigeru Akita (ed.), Mineruva Shobou, 2004.05

  • Special, A Study of Empire: Principle, Pattern and Relationship, Yuzo Yamamoto (ed.), Nagoya University Press, 2003.11

  • Special, Gentlemanly Capitalism, Imperialism and Global History, Shigeru Akita (ed.), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2002.11

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  • The 20th Masayoshi Ohira Prize, Shigeru Akita, The Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Foundation, 2004.06