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Matthew Rene Augustine Last modified date:2023.04.24

Associate Professor / Historical Research
Department of Social Studies
Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. (Columbia University, USA), M.A. (Columbia University, USA), B.A. (Princeton University, USA)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master Doctor
Field of Specialization
Modern Japanese History
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
I specialize in East Asian political and social history with a focus on modern Japan. My past research focused on the history of U.S. military occupations in Japan, Korea, and Okinawa, examining the rise of American hegemony in the region after World War II. I am currently engaged in a research project on the history of decolonization in Taiwan and Korea, comparing the processes and outcomes of dismantling Japanese colonialism. Other areas of research include transnational migration and border controls, boundaries of nationality and citizenship, and the "history problem" in East Asia.
Research Interests
  • My present research explores the historical processes related to the fall of empires, focusing on what decolonization meant in Taiwan and Korea in the wake of World War II.
    keyword : Decolonization
  • I specialize in the regional history of Northeast Asia. My past research focused on the history of U.S. military occupations in Japan and Korea after World War II, analyzing the interactive relationship between migration and borders controls in each country.
    keyword : History of military occupations
Academic Activities
1. Matthew R. Augustine, From Japanese Empire to American Hegemony: Koreans and Okinawans in the Resettlement of Northeast Asia, University of Hawai'i Press, 2023.02.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2019.12.
  • 2018.06.