Steering Committee

Dr Karl Gustafsson

Karl Gustafsson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His article “Memory Politics and Ontological Security in Sino–Japanese Relations” won the Wang Gungwu prize for best article published in Asian Studies Review in 2014. He has recently published or has forthcoming articles in the Review of International StudiesCooperation and Conflict, China: An International Journal, Global Affairs, The Pacific Review and Asian Perspective.

Dr Juha Saunavaara

Juha Saunavaara is a lecturer at Department of History, University of Oulu, Finland. He teaches History and Japanese Studies. His research fields include Japan’s postwar political history and especially the Allied Occupation of Japan. He is presently doing research on the legacy of the occupation period in Hokkaido.

Dr Jens Sejrup

Jens Sejrup is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies.

Dr Annette Skovsted Hansen

Dr Dick Stegewerns

Dick Stegewerns is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo,where he teaches courses on modern and contemporary Japanese history, international relations, politics, society, culture, and film. At present he conducts projects on postwar Japanese war films, a century of democracy in Japan, the visualisation of Japanese history in film, manga and anime, the discourse on the dichotomy of Eastern and Western civilization (Tōzai bunmeiron), the Japanese film director Naruse Mikio, and a postwar global history of the Japanese fermented drink sake.

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