Competing Imperialisms in Northeast Asia, 1894-1953

About the CIRN

The Competing Imperialisms Research Network (CIRN) brings together UK-based and Japan-based scholars to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Northeast Asia’s turbulent modern history of imperialism, interconnection and resistance.

Funded by the ESRC and AHRC, the Competing Imperialisms network is exploring new approaches to Northeast Asia’s contested pasts, bringing leading scholars together with those much earlier in their careers. The project emphasises interdisciplinary, international and comparative approaches to the study of imperialisms, transnational connections, frontiers and borderland communities in the region.

The project includes:
– scholarly publications, including an edited book
– a programme of conferences
– public history activities

The project is led by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast and by the Graduate School of Political Science at Waseda University, alongside the Faculty of Asian and African Studies at St Petersburg University.

Dr Aglaia De Angeli (PI) and Dr Emma Reisz (Queen’s University Belfast)
Prof. Reiko Tsuchiya (Waseda University) and Prof. Peter O’Connor (Musashino/Waseda)