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Dr. Kai Schulze

Ostasiatisches Seminar / Japanologie

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Adresse
Hittorfstr. 18 - Neubau - 1. OG
Raum 1.31
14195 Berlin
Fax
(030) 838 4517 13

Sprechstunde

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EDUCATION

  • University of Duisburg-Essen, PhD in Political Science, Faculty of Social Science
    Defended in July 2013, magna cum laude.
    Title: Facing the 'Rise of China' - Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity
    Supervisor: Professor Dr. Thomas Heberer

  • Georg-August-University Göttingen, M.A. in Political Science and Japanese Studies, October 2007
    Title: Becoming a 'Normal Country'? Article IX and Constitutional Reform in Japan
    Supervisor: Professor Dr. Walter Reese-Schäfer


RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Guest lecturer at the University of Zurich – March-April 2019

  • Teaching a course on "Introduction to Sino-Japanese Relations"
  • Developing a joint research project between the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) and the University of Zurich about "Migration and Security in Japan"

Guest lecturer at Sophia University, Tokyo – since June 2018

  • Teaching at the Sophia University's Summer School about "Introduction to Japanese Politics" (2018); "Introduction to East Asian Politics" (2019)

Research Fellow for the Einstein Visiting Fellow project on the topic “Security in East Asia”, Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of East Asian Studies – since November 2018 

• Conducting research on the project: “Security in East Asia”

• Developing new research project on the topic: “Duelling Spatial Realities”

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for East Asian Studies/Japanese Politics and Political Economy – since October 2015

  • Conducting research on the project: “Beyond East Asia – Sino-Japanese Rivalry in the Middle East” (fieldwork in Japan March/April 2016; June/July 2017) 
  • Organizing academic workshops, such as a joint Freie Universität Berlin - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Workshop (organizers: Nissim Otmazgin, HUJI; Verena Blechinger-Talcott; Kai Schulze); Title of the workshop: “Renationalization, Populism, and Political Communication in East Asia, Europe, and Israel", December 2017 in Jerusalem; joint Freie Universität Berlin - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Workshop: Title of the Workshop: “Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics" November 2015 and a follow-up workshop in June 2017 in Berlin; joint FU-King’s College of London Workshop: Title of the Workshop: “Japan’s Changing Diplomatic and Security Practice” in October 2017 in London; and others.
  • Teaching courses on Bachelor and Master level about “Japan’s Domestic Security”; “Theories and Discourses in Japanese Politics”; “Japan’s China Policy”; “Japan’s New Security Policy”.
  • Developing new research project on the topic: “Secrecy, Transparency and Democracy in Japan and Germany
  • Louis Frieberg Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Louis Frieberg Center of East Asian Studies / October 2014-July 2015
    (Conducted Research/field work for my new project: "Beyond East Asia - Sino-JapaneseRivalry in the Middle East" / Taught M.A.-course at the East Asian Studies Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Course Title: "Japan's Foreign and Security Policy" /- Organized joint Freie Universität Berlin - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Workshop. Title of the workshop: "Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics")
  • Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of EastAsian Studies/Japanese Politics and Political Economy / January 2014 - May 2014
    (Conducted Research for my new project: "Beyond East Asia - Sino-Japanese Rivalry and Japan's Foreign Relations Towards the Middle East")
  • Scientific Coordinator, Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Area Studies / May 2012 - December 2013
    (Coordinated postdoctoral program for researchers in various fields of area studies under the Freie Universität's POINT program / Organized academic workshops and lecture series / Conducted administration work for the Center for Area Studies)
  • Affiliated Predoctoral Research Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for East Asian Studies/Japanese Politics and Political Economy – January 2012-April 2012
    (Wrote application for third party funding for the project "Institutional Change in Japan's Security Policy" / Worked on a new e-learning system for undergraduate course within Japanese Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of East Asian Studies/JapanesePolitics and Political Economy / October 2010 - December 2011
    (Taught courses on Bachelor and Master level about "Food and Nutrition in Japanese Politics"; "Japan's Foreign Relations in East Asia"; "Social Science Methods for Japanese Studies" / Conducted research on my PhD project: "Facing the 'Rise of China - Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity")
  • Research Assistant, University of Duisburg-Essen / June 2010 - September 2010
    (Assisted in administration for the Graduate School on "Risk in East Asia" (funded by the German Research Council DFG) / Conducted research for my PhD project: "Facing the 'Rise of China - Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity")
  • PhD Student Fellow, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo/Japan / July 2009 - April 2010
    (Conducted field work for my PhD project: "Facing the 'Rise of China - Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity")
  • PhD Student, University of Duisburg-Essen / April 2008 - July 2013
    (Conducted research for my PhD project: "Facing the 'Rise of China - Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity")

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Oct. 2014 - June 2015: Louis Frieberg Postdoctoral Fellowship at the HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem/Israel
  • Jan. 2014 – Mai 2014: Research Grant from the Freie Universität's ResearchCommission for the project: "Beyond East Asia: Sino-Japanese Power Struggle and Japan's InterregionalRelations towards the Middle East" in Berlin/Germany
  • July 2009 - April 2010: PhD Scholarship at the German Institute for JapaneseStudies in Tokyo/Japan
  • Oct. 2005 - Sept. 2006: Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for a one-yearexchange (Monbukagakusho-Scholarship) to ChibaUniversity/Japan

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Association for Social Science Research on Japan (Vereinigung für Sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung, VSJF)
  • German Association for Asian Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde, DGA)
  • Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • japanische Außenpolitik
  • japanisch-chinesische Beziehungen
  • Außenpolitikanalyse und Internationale Beziehungen

 

Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt:

"Beyond East Asia: Sino-Japanese Rivalry in the Middle East"

Peer-reviewed

Editor

  • Special Issue (co-editors: Kai Schulze, Verena Blechinger-Talcott 2019. "Dimensions of Sino-Japanese Rivalry in a Global Context"; in: The Pacific Review, 32:5.


Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

  • Schulze, K.; Blechinger-Talcott, V.  2019. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Dimensions of Sino-Japanese Rivalry in a Global Context”; in: The Pacific Review, 32:5, pp. 725-747 DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2019.1569116.
  • Schulze, K. 2019. "Rivalry in the Middle East? Japan’s CEAPAD Initiative and the Rise of China”; in: The Pacific Review, 32:5, pp. 809-830DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2019.1569114.
  • Schulze, K. 2018. ‘Japan’s new assertiveness: institutional change and Japan’s securitization of China’, in: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume 18, Issue 2, 221–247, https://doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcw018.
  • Schulze, K. 2015. “Risks of Sameness, the ‘Rise of China’ and Japan’s Ontological Security”; in: Maslow, S.; Mason, R.; O’Shea, P. (eds.). Risk State: Japan’s Foreign Policy Processes in an Era of Uncertainty, Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate, pp. 101-116.
  • Schulze, K. 2013. "Kontinuität im Wandel oder erneuter Umbruch? Die Veränderungen der japanischen Sicherheitspolitik gegenüber China" [Continuity in Transition or Renewed Change? Japan's Security Policy towards China]. In: Asiatische Studien: Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Asiengesellschaft, Vol. 47. Nr. 2: pp. 681-709.


Other Publications

  • Schulze, K. (forthcoming). Review Article: "Rethinking Sino-Japanese Alienation: History Problems and Historical Opportunities, by Barry Buzan and Evelyn Goh"; in: Social Science Journal Japan.
  • Schulze, K. (2020). "Grundzüge und Tendenzen der japanischen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 2019/20: Japan im Jahr der Krisen" [Main Brands and Tendencies in Japan's Foreign and Security Policy: Japan in the Year of Crises"]; in: Chiavacci, D.; Wieczorek, I. (eds.). Japan 2020 - Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft [Japan 2020 - Politics, Economy and Society]. Iudicium: München.
  • Schulze, K. (2020). "Qualitative content analysis and the study of Japan's foreign policy", in: Kottmann, Nora; Reiher, Cornelia (eds.). Studying Japan. Handbook on Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods, Nomos: Baden-Baden.
  • Schulze, K. 2019. "EU-Japan connectivity aspirations" in: East Asia Forum-Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific; Available Online:https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/12/20/eu-japan-connectivity-aspirations/ [Accessed 28 February 2020].
  • Schulze, K. 2019. "Grundzüge und Tendenzen der japanischen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 2018/2019: Globales Japan mit vielen Problemen" [Recent Developments and Trends in Japanese Foreign Policy 2018/2019: Global Japan with Many Problems], in: Chiavacci, D.; Wieczorek, I. (eds.). Japan 2019 - Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft [Japan 2019 - Politics, Economy and Society]. Iudicium: München, 103-125.
  • Schulze, K. 2018. "Grundzüge und Tendenzen der japanischen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 2017/2018: Ein Jahr der strategischen Weichenstellungen?" [Main trends and tendencies in Japan's foreign and security policy in 2017/18], in: Chiavacci, D.; Wieczorek, I. (eds.). Japan 2018 - Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft [Japan 2018 - Politics, Economy and Society]. Iudicium: München, 100-120.
  • Schulze, K. 2015. "Abe's Middle Eastern Ambition"; in: East Asia Forum-Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific; Available Online: <http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/02/11/abes-middle-eastern-ambition/> [Accessed 11 February 2015].
  • Schulze, K. 2013. "Facing the Rise of China: Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity"; Dissertation published at the University of Duisburg-Essen Library.
  • Schulze, K. 2013. “Conference Report: 4th Japanese-German Dialogue on Security”; Available Online: <http://www.boell.de/en/2013/10/22/conference-report-4th-japanesegerman-dialogue-security> [Accessed 07 November 2013].
  • Schulze, K. 2010. “The Rise of China and Changes in Japan's Identity Construction”, Conference Paper for ISA Annual Convention: Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners, New Orleans/USA; Panel: Japan’s Foreign Policy: An Identity Analysis; Available Online: <http://citation.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/4/1/6/7/1/pages416713/p416 713-1.php> [Accessed 07 November 2013].
  • Schulze, K. 2007. Auf dem Weg zu einem "normalen Staat"? - Die Revision des Artikel 9 derJapan's Constitution], Norderstedt: Grin.

CONFERENCES

  • April 2019 Invited Talk: "Dimensions of Sino-Japanese Rivalry in a Global Context", at the Center for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich, in Zurich/Switzerland
  • April 2019 Invited Talk: "Japan's Rivalry with China in the Middle East", at the University of Zurich, in Zurich/Switzerland
  • Oct. 2018 Invited Talk: "Artikel IX und die japanische Sicherheitspolitik" [Article IX and Japan's Security Policy], at the JUSOS [Youth Organization of the German SPD], in Berlin/Germany
  • Sept. 2018 Invited Talk: "Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Japan’s Reaction to China’s re-emergence", at the 26th ROA-VdRBw-Partnership Seminar in Berlin/Germany 
  • Sept. 2018 Invited Talk: "Einführung in den Konstruktivismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen" [Introduction to Constructivism in International Relations], at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Workshop on: Zur Instrumentalisierung von Archäologie und Kultur in der internationalen Politik [On instrumentalization of archeology and culture in international politics in Berlin/Germany 
  • June 2018 Invited Talk: "Historical Memory in Japan and Germany", at the Meiji University in Tokyo/Japan
  • April 2018 Presentation: "Engaging Iran: Sino-Japanese Rivalry and the Azadegan Legacy, ISA Annual Convention 2018 in San Francisco/USA
  • Dec. 2017 Presentation: "Transparency, Security, and Democracy in Germany and Japan"; FU-HUJI workshop on: Renationalization, Populism, and Political Communication in East Asia, Europe, and Israel in Jerusalem/Israel
  • Oct. 2017 Presentation: “The unwanted mediator: Japan’s Iranian catch-22”; FU-KLC workshop on: Japan’s Changing Diplomatic and Security Practice in London/UK
  • Aug. 2017 Presentation: “The Unwanted Mediator: Japan, Iran and the US”; Conference: EAJS Conference 2017 in Lisbon/Portugal
  • May 2017 Presentation: “The Unwanted Mediator: Japan, Iran and the US”; NAJS Annual Conference 2017 in Stockholm/Sweden
  • March 2017 Member of the Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Network Tour to Seoul by the Korea Foundation and Chatham House in Seoul/South Korea
  • Sept. 2016 Member of the Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Network 2016 by the Korea Foundation and Chatham House in London/UK
  • Sept. 2016 Presentation: “Proactive Peace in –non-peaceful times: Japan’s CEAPAD Initiative”; Conference: JEAS Conference 2016 in London/UK
  • June 2016 Presentation: “The Unwanted Mediator: Japan’s Iranian catch-22”; Conference: Japan’s Grand Strategic Choices Berlin/Germany
  • April 2016 Presentation: “Proactive Peace in non-peaceful times: Japan’s CEAPAD Initiative”; Conference: Continuities and Ruptures of Modernization: Perspectives on Japan’s Modern Transformation in Tsukuba/Japan
  • Nov. 2015 Presentation: “Proactive Peace in non-peaceful times: Japan’s CEAPAD Initiative”; Conference: Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics in Berlin/Germany
  • May 2015: Presentation: "Beyond East Asia: Sino-Japanese Rivalry and Japan's Middle East Policy"; Conference: "Galapagosizing Japan? The Challenges of participation and the Costs of Isolation" in Tel Aviv/Israel
  • March 2015: Paper: "Japan's New Assertiveness: Institutional Change and Japan's Securitization of China" Discussant for the Panel: "Beyond Polarity: Regional Configurations of Power" both at the ISA Annual Convention 2015 in New Orleans/USA
  • Aug. 2014: Paper: "Japan's New Assertiveness: Institutional Change and Japan's China Policy"; Conference: 14th EAJS International Conference in Ljubljana/Slovenia
  • April 2014: Paper: "Beyond East Asia - Sino-Japanese Power Struggle and Japan's Foreign Policy towards the Middle East" ; Conference at Nottingham Trend University on Relocation, Continuity and Transformation in Middle East-Asia Relations in Nottingham/UK
  • March 2014: Paper: "Caught between Two Stools: Effects of the ‘Rise of China’ on the ‘Superpowerness’ of the PRC and the US in the Japanese Foreign Policy Discourse" Paper: "Risks of Sameness, the ‘Rise of China’ and Japan’s Ontological Security" Roundtable Discussion: "American Decline? Debating the Future of the US and the Rise of Emerging Powers" All at the ISA Annual Convention 2014 in Toronto/Canada
  • Aug. 2013: Paper: "Caught between Two Stools: Effects of the 'Rise of China' on the 'Superpowerness' of the PRC and the US in the Japanese Foreign Policy Discourse"; Conference on: The Rise and Demise of Asian World Supremacy: Power, Effects and Identities [75th anniversary of the Swedish Institute for International Affairs] in Stockholm/Sweden
  • July 2013: Paper: "Risk of Sameness: The 'Rise of China' and Japan's Ontological Security"; Conference on: Power Transition in Asia in Sydney/Australia
  • Aug. 2012:  Paper: "Kontinuität im Wandel oder neuer Umbruch? Die Veränderungen der japanischen Sicherheitspolitik gegenüber China"; Conference: 15. Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag in Zurich/Switzerland June 2011 Paper: "Rising China, Changing Japan"; Workshop: Sino-Japanese Postgraduate Network in Leeds/UK
  • Nov. 2010: Presentation: "Chinas Aufstieg und Veränderungen in Japans außenpolitischer Identität"; Conference: VSJF Jahrestagung 2010 in Frankfurt a.M./Germany
  • Sept. 2010: Paper: "Changes in Japan's Foreign Policy Identity towards China"; Conference: BAJS Annual Conference 2010 in London/UK
  • Aug. 2010: Paper: "From 'Head of Flying Geese' to 'Thought Leader'"; Conference: ECPR Graduate Conference 2010 in Dublin/Ireland
  • July 2010: Paper: "The Rise of China and Japan's Foreign Policy Identity"; Workshop: Re-presenting the past: Japan, China and World War Two in the Twenty-First Century in Leeds/UK
  • Feb. 2010: Paper: "The Rise of China and Changes in Japan's Identity Construction"; Conference: ISA Annual Convention 2010 in New Orleans/USA
  • Jan. 2010: Presentation: "Japan's Identity and Its Impact on the Foreign Policy towards China"; Presentation at the Social Science Research Group at Tokyo University in Tokyo/Japan Presentation: "Taichûgokugaikô ni eikyô wo ataeru nihon no nashonaru aidentiti"; Presentation at the Department of Law at Keio University in Tokyo/Japan Presentation: "Changes in Japan's China Policy"; Presentation at Waseda University in Tokyo/Japan
  • Dec. 2009: Presentation: "The Rise of China and Changes in Japan's Identity Construction"; Presentation at the DIJ Social Science Study Group in Tokyo/Japan
  • March 2009: Paper: "The Construction of Japan's Identity and Its Impact on the Foreign Policy towards China"; Workshop: Global Network for Research Training in the Social Sciences in Modern Japanese Studies in Sheffield/UK