Professor Makoto Kawashima attended Nankai University's Japanese Studies Lecture


On September 10, 2019, Professor Masayoshi Kawashima from the Graduate School of Comprehensive Culture of the University of Tokyo visited the Department of Japanese History at the base and gave a lecture entitled New Trends in the History of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations. Professor Song Zhiyong, a full-time researcher at the base, presided over the lecture.

Professor Masayoshi Kawashima opened up Mingyi, and the first perspective he introduced was the development trend of the research subject. 

The professor introduced the strengthening of cooperation between China and Japan in the field of research, and there have been many results of joint historical research between China and Japan. 

In addition to paying attention to the state itself of the tendency of cooperation between the two countries, Professor Makoto Kawashima also reminded that because the cooperative research between the two countries actually tends to get a higher degree of social attention, and the degree of attention brings about 

The difference between the media and academia. 

The second perspective focuses on research methods, focusing on Okamoto's long-term thinking. 

The third perspective focuses on the timeliness of the research. It is illustrated by the introduction of Kokubun Yoshikari and Nakamura Motoya. The historical continuity of modern Sino-Japanese relations and modern Sino-Japanese relations is also a direction of current research. 

After finishing the above three general parts, Professor Makoto Kawashima focused his introduction on modern Sino-Japanese relations since the second half of the 19th century. 

Generally speaking, although most of the topics involved in this part are hot issues in the study of modern Sino-Japanese relations, as the research deepens, many issues have appeared results that break previous cognition.

Afterwards, Professor Makoto Kawashima also introduced this part of the new research fields, such as discussing modern Sino-Japanese relations from the perspectives of the national anthem, war broadcasting, libraries, and mathematics with new cultural history characteristics. In addition, there are 

Immigration history, research on Japan’s departure from the mainstream of international politics, research on Chiang Kai-shek and Japan, the Nanjing Massacre, traitors and puppet regimes, and research on the War of Resistance against Japan, which is also gaining popularity for Japan, have all recently begun to expand in Japanese academic circles. 

New Field. 

Finally, Professor Madam Kawashima summarized the development of the research into six points: diverse historical materials, internationality, long-term, pluralism, international cooperation, and historical understanding. 

After the lecture, Professor Song Zhiyong spoke highly of the content of the lecture. He believed that the broad scope and detailed content of the lecture would take several months to understand if you rely on your own efforts. 

After the evaluation, Professor Makoto Kawashima also exchanged views with the teachers and students of our school on modern Sino-Japanese relations research and other issues.