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Matthew Rene Augustine Last modified date:2021.06.17

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Academic Degree
Columbia University Ph. D. (History)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes 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 current research focuses 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. Other areas of research include transnational migration and border controls, decolonization, 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 international history of Northeast Asia with a focus on modern Japan. My current research is on the history of U.S. military occupations in Japan and Korea, analyzing their impact on the establishment of international relations between the two Asian nations after World War II.
    keyword : History of military occupations
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