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Dr. Kai Schulze

Institute of East Asian Studies

Japanese Studies

Researcher

Address
Hittorfstr. 18 Neubau
Room 1.31
14195 Berlin
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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

  • 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)

 

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

  • 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. 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

  • 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