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Edited Volumes

Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov, eds., Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia: Repatriation, Redress and Rebuilding, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, (forthcoming 2019).

Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis, eds., In the Ruins of the Japanese Empire: Imperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press (forthcoming 2019).

Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov, eds., The Dismantling of Japan’s Empire in East Asia: De-imperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife, London: Routledge, 2017, (Paperback 2018).

Glenn Hook, Kerstin Luckner, Luli van der Does Ishikawa, et al., eds. Full Stop to War: Japanese Memory for the Future (戦争への終止符: 未来のための日本の記憶), Tokyo: Hōritsu bunkasha, 2016.


Aiko Otsuka, “Narratives of a Fallen Army: Japanese Veterans’ Concepts of Defeat and War Crimes Responsibility in World War Two, University of Cambridge, 2019.

Kuan-Jen CHEN, “U.S. Maritime Policy in Cold War East Asia, 1945-1979,” Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 2018.

Sherzod Muminov, “Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of the New Japan, 1945-1956”,  Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, 2016.

Awarded the 2016 Murayama Tsuneo Prize for the Advancement of Research into the Siberian Internment.

The Wang Jingwei personality cult in wartime China: Collaboration and Contradistinction

Date: January 20, 2014

This presentation by Dr. Jeremy Taylor builds on such literature and examines the ways in which the RNG sought to construct a personality cult around its charismatic leader Wang Jingwei, even before the regime itself was formally inaugurated. Looking in particular at visual materials and political rituals, the talk will explore the extent to which the RNG’s veneration of Wang was purely derivative of pre-existing and pre-war Nationalist Chinese traditions, or whether the unusual circumstances of occupation and collaboration resulted in something unique in the Republican Chinese history of leader veneration.

Lecture notes: The Wang Jingwei Personality Cult.pdf