Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies

Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan

Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Editors: Cho, Joanne Miyang, Roberts, Lee, Spang, Christian W. (Eds.)

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Showcasing moments of convergence between the German and Japanese cultures towards common points of interest over the last one hundred fifty years, the chapters in this book cover such topics as culture, diplomacy, geography, history, law, literature, philosophy, politics, and sports. From the creation of two similar modern nation-states, to the aggressive struggle for national supremacy and subsequent total defeat in 1945, the necessity of coping with their earlier militarism and parallel economic miracles in the postwar era, Germans and Japanese look back on a remarkably similar past.

About the authors

Joanne Miyang Cho is Professor and Chair of History at William Paterson University of New Jersey, USA. She is the co-editor of Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India (2013) and Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century (2014). She is also the co-editor of Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies. Her research focus is Asian German studies and she is currently working on German-Korean relations and German-Asian gender relations.


Lee M. Roberts is Associate Professor of German Language and Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA. He specializes in Asian-German cultural relations. Representative publications include Germany and the Imagined East (2005; 2009) and Literary Nationalism in German and Japanese Germanistik (2010). He is co-editor of Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies.


Christian W. Spang is Associate Professor of German Studies at Dait? Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan. His research deals with German-Japanese relations in the 19th and 20th century. He authored Karl Haushofer und Japan (2013) and co-edited Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945 (2006) and Heinz Altschul: 'As I Record These Memories . . .' (2014). A co-authored history of the German East Asiatic Society (OAG) is forthcoming in German.

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“This volume surveys key moments in Japanese–German relations from the midnineteenth to the late twentieth century with richly informed materials from a variety of perspectives. … reviewer highly recommends this book to students and scholars interested in emerging fields of transnational studies and Asian German studies. The volume … prepares a readership for more specialized studies that may eventually develop compelling methodologies and concepts for the booming field of global history based on the archive of Asian German Studies.” (Chunjie Zhang, Monatshefte, Vol. 109 (3), 2017)

“Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan: Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is an anthology of scholarly essays by diverse authors discussing intersections and common themes between German and Japanese cultures over the past one hundred and fifty years. … An index enhances this erudite, meticulously researched and presented compilation, highly recommended especially for college library World History or International Studies collections.” (Mid West Book Review Library Bookwatch, midwestbookreview.com, February, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • German-Japanese Relations from Meiji to Heisei

    Cho, Joanne Miyang (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Myth of “Familiar Germany”

    Toru, Takenaka

    Pages 19-34

  • Karl von Eisendecher and Japan

    Saaler, Sven

    Pages 35-51

  • Count Hermann Keyserling’s View of Japan

    Cho, Joanne Miyang

    Pages 53-70

  • Western Criticism of an Occidental East

    Roberts, Lee M.

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan
Book Subtitle
Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Editors
  • Joanne Miyang Cho
  • Lee Roberts
  • Christian W. Spang
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57397-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137573971
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57390-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57944-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 280
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