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Hall Reed Andrew Last modified date:2018.04.06

Graduate School

Academic Degree
University of Pittsburgh  PhD (History)
Field of Specialization
Modern Japanese History
Outline Activities
I study 20th century Japanese history, specializing in the history of the Japanese empire. In particular, I am working on Japanese language and education policies in Korea, 1905-1945, and in the puppet state of Manzhouguo, from 1932 to 1945. I am interested in education created for the Korean population in Korea, and the Han Chinese population in Manchuria.
I am the Global 30 faculty member of the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies. As such, I have responsibilities towards building the International Master's and Doctoral Programs in Social and Natural Sciences. These programs will offer non-Japanese students the opportunity to obtain graduate degrees at Kyushu University using English as their main language of instruction. For graduate students in SCS, I teach seminars on Modern Japanese history (one in English and one in Japanese), and participate in three team-taught seminars on Japanese and East Asian history. I also teach each summer in the Japanese-Korean Straits College exchange program between Kyushu University and Busan University.
Research Interests
  • I study 20th century Japanese history, specializing in the history of the Japanese empire. In particular, I am working on Japanese language and education policies in the puppet state of Manzhouguo, from 1932 to 1945. I am interested in education created for the Han Chinese, Korean, and Mongolian populations in Northeast China.
    keyword : Imperialism, Colony, Language, Education, Manzhouguo
Current and Past Project
  • Education and language issues during the 1875 to 1945 period are key to understanding how contemporary Korea has arrived at its current state of high education achievement and strong sense of language independence. While there has been considerable study of these issues in Korea, and to a lesser degree in Japan and the Western world, too often scholars from these different areas are unaware of each other's work. Language barriers and the lack of cross-border research have made it difficult for the cross-pollination of research to occur. We will hold an international workshop which will for the first time to bring together leading scholars of the history of education and language from Korea, Japan, and the Western world, allowing them to view the entire scope of the field, and by working together push forward our understanding of modern Korea. Holding this workshop in Fukuoka, and including three Kyushu University scholars, will help create a stronger image for the University as a center of international scholarship. Four of the participants in this workshop, Andrew Hall, Leighanne Yuh, Mark Caprio, and Daniel Pieper began the process by holding a panel on Late Choson and Colonial Language and Education at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in March 2014, in Philadelphia, United States. They formed a working group. Hall and Yuh have edited a special December 2015 issue of the journal 『Acta Koreana』 on the subject, which included articles by Hall, Yuh, Pieper and Im Sangseok. The international workshop will build on this special issue, as Hall and Yuh will take the collected papers presented at the conference and edit them into a scholarly book published in English by a North American university press.The workshop featured 15 research presentations from leading international scholars. Many other scholars also attend. The main language of the workshop was English, although there were also presentations in Japanese and Korean.

  • The principal purpose is to revise the framework of Studies of Japanese Colonial Education which has basically progressed in the several area studies such as Korean, Taiwanese, and the South Seas Researches, and to form a transregional network where the research cooperative relationship could be handily constructed.

    We have enhanced the field survey in the areas called overseas territories (Gai-chi) ; investigated the problem over the Korean Diaspora through history of education ; held the workshops in which the researchers in various countries met together ; and deepened the research network using the Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies (organized by UCLA, SOAS-University of London, Seoul National University, Peking University, Harvard University, the Australian National University, etc.)
Academic Activities
1. Andrew Reed Hall, Review of Imperial Eclipse: Japan’s Strategic Thinking About Continental Asia Before August 1945, by Yukiko Koshiro, . International Journal of Asian Studies, 11:2, 2014.07.
2. Andrew Reed Hall, History of Education and Language in Late Choson and Colonial-era Korea: Guest Editors' Introduction, Acta Koreana, 2015.12.
1. Andrew Reed Hall, The Manchukuo education bureaucracy: Japanese New Education reformers and a clash of ideologies, 韓国言語文化研究, 22, 2016.02.
2. Andrew Reed Hall, First Steps towards Assimilation: Japanese-Run Education in Korea, 1905-1910, Acta Koreana, 18, 2, 2015.12.
3. Andrew Reed Hall, The Word is Mightier than the Throne: Bucking colonial education trends in Manchukuo, Journal of Asian Studies, 68, 3, 895-925, 2009.08.
1. Andrew Reed Hall, Japanese Education Policies in Korea, 1910-1919: Obedience First, Loyalty Later, European Socieal Science History Conference, 2016.04.02.
2. Andrew Reed Hall, First steps towards assimilation: Japanese-run education in Korea, 1905-1910., Association for Asian Studies, 2014.03.28.
3. Andrew Reed Hall, Education as National forming Scheme in Manchukuo, Asian Studies Conference Japan (日本アジア研究学会), 2013.06.30.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japanese Society for Historical Studies of Colonial Education
  • The Association for Asian Studies
Professional and Outreach Activities
Organized an international conference, "History of education and language in late Chosôn and Colonial-era Korea Workshop".
Kyushu University, Feb. 20 2016.
There were 15 participants, from Japan, Korea, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. There were 30 attendees.