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Takeshi ONIMARU Last modified date:2024.04.26

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. (Area Studies)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Political History, Comparative Area Studies
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
International relations and comparative area studies in East and Southeast Asia from 19 century.
Research Interests
  • I conduct comparative research on state formation and transformation in East and Southeast Asia from 19 to early 20 century, mainly focusing on state's surveillance scheme on policing, public health, registration, and so on.
    keyword : Comparative State Formation/Building, Surveillance
Academic Activities
1. Yasuko Takezawa, Akio Tanabe (eds.), Katsuya Hirano, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Yu Tokunaga, Takeshi Onimaru, Ryuichi Narita, Crystal Uchino, Kazuya Tsuchiya, Race and Migration in the Transpacific, Routledge (London and New York), 10.4324/9781003266396, 2023.01, [URL].
2. Akita Shigeru, Liu Hong, Momoki Shiro (eds.), Goto Atsushi, Koga Kei, Okada Masashi, Onimaru Takeshi, Sakon Yukimura, Suzuki Hideaki, Taga Yoshihiro, Takagi Rie, Changing Dynamics and Mechanisms of Maritime Asia in Comparative Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, 10.1007/978-981-16-2554-1, 2021.10, [URL].
3. Takashi Shiraishi, Tetsushi Sonobe (eds.), Keiichi Tsunekawa, Kaoru Sugihara, Takeshi Onimaru, R. Bin Wong, Sugata Bose, Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead, Springer, 2018.11, [URL].
4. Onimaru Takeshi, Khoo Boo Teik (eds.), Political Networks in Asia, Special Issue Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 3-154, 2016.04, [URL].
5. Caroline S. Hau, Kasian Tejapira (eds.), Onimaru Takeshi, Resil B. Mojares, Lorraine M. Paterson, Peter Zinoman, Khoo Boo Teik, Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Odine de Guzman, Shiraishi Takashi, Traveling Nation-Makers: Transnational Flows and Movements in the Making of Modern Southeast Asia, National University of Singapore Press: Singapore, 2011.03.
1. Onimaru Takeshi, Shanghai Connection: The Construction and Collapse of the Comintern Network in East and Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 115-133, 2016.04, [URL].
2. Khoo Boo Teik, Onimaru Takeshi, Introduction: A Place for Networks in Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 3-17, 2016.04, [URL].
1. Takeshi Onimaru, A Tale of Three Cities: Comparative Study on Maritime Port Cities as an Arena for Asian Revolutionary Movements, The 4th Asian Association of World Historians Congress, 2019.01.
2. Onimaru Takeshi, The Genesis of "Surveillance State"?: State Surveillance in Colonial Singapore in 1920s and 30s, SEASIA 2015 Conference, 2015.12.
3. Onimaru Takeshi, Financing Colonial State Formation: Revenue and Policing in 19th century Singapore and Hong Kong, ESP Worksghop on State & Development in Emerging Countries, 2015.05.
4. Onimaru Takeshi, “Shanghai as an Arena of Political Underground in Asia”, International Workshop on “Sites of Modernity: Asian Cities and their Evolution Through Trade, Colonialism, and Nationalism”, 2011.07.
5. Onimaru Takeshi, “Identifying ‘Agents’ in Asia: The Political Intelligence Services, the Passport Control System, and the Communist International in Asia in the 1920s and 1930s”, Public Conference: “Identifying the Person: Past, Present, and Future”, 2009.09.
6. Onimaru Takeshi, “Shanghai Connection: The Communist Network in East and Southeast Asia in the 1920s and 1930s”, The 33rd Southeast Asia Seminar on “Region” and Regional Perspectives on/from Southeast Asia, 2009.09.
7. Onimaru Takeshi, “Infectious Diseases as Security Issues – Current Situation and Problems in Southeast Asia – “, International Conference on Institution Building in Asia for Peace and Development: Workshop: “Global Economic Crisis and Institution Building in East Asia for Peace and Development”, 2009.08.
8. Onimaru Takeshi, “Shanghai: The Regional Centre of the Communist Network in East and Southeast Asia in the 1920s and 1930s”, The First Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians (Osaka), Session “Colonial and Imperial Cities in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Approaches from the "Peripheries"”, 2009.05.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Association of International Relations
  • Japan Association for Comparative Politics
  • The Asian Association of World Historians
  • Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies
Educational Activities
In the seminar or class in the Graduated School, all students are expected to read books on politics, history, economics, sociology, and so on, to understand and consider regional and state formation and transformation in East and Southeast Asia from 19 century.