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Dr Shigeru Sato

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Japanese)

Career Summary

Biography

Japanese Empire and the People of Southeast Asia

“Japanese Empire and the People of Southeast Asia” is the title of Sato’s new book manuscript. He is affiliated with the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, and has researched socio-economic impact of World War II in Java, British and Dutch Borneo, Eastern Indonesia, and French Indochina. He is currently involved in the project, “End of Empire: One Hundred Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World”, which NIAS Press is launching to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Japanese empire. In 2014, he was a guest speaker three times at the Northeast Asian History Foundation, Seoul, and discussed war and colonialism in East and Southeast Asia. Earlier, he was a guest lecturer in the Summer Institute of the East-West Centre, the University of Hawaii, and a visiting research fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden (twice), the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, NIOD Institute of War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam (twice), and the Australian National Library in Canberra. He has authored War, Nationalism and Peasants: Java under the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945, edited The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, and contributed to World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War’s Aftermath, with General Themes, and many other books and refereed journals.

Research Expertise
World war II in Asia. Japanese expansionism and its social and economic impact on other Asian countries, particularly Indonesia and Vietnam. Forced prostitution for the Japanese armed forces during WWII. Labour mobilisation. The economix policies by the Dutch colonial authorities before the Japanese invasion, 1939-1942. Japanese language teaching in the Japanese-occupied Asian territories. Daily life in wartime Indonesia, 1939-1949.

Teaching Expertise
Japanese language teaching from the introductory level to the master's level. Japanese history. Transformation of Japanese society as reflected in fiction and statistics. Origin of the Japanese people (their pre-historic migratory patterns and the relationships with the peoples in the other parts of the world, based on genetic, archaeological, and linguistic evidence.) Japanese literature, particularly fiction and poetry, both classical and modern.

Administrative Expertise
I have acted as the japanese section representative, research officer, and library liaison officer in the Department of Modern Languages, 1992-2000.

Collaborations
Currently Sato collaborate with international scholars to launch the project, “End of Empire: One Hundred Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World”, which is managed by NIAS Press based in Copenhagen. Many of his earlier publications, such as "The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War" and "Sex, Power, and Slavery" have also resulted from extensive international collaborations with scholars who hail from all the five continents.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University

Keywords

  • Asian Studies
  • Japanese Studies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2013 - 1/01/2014 Visiting Research Fellow The National Library of Australia
Asian Collection
Australia
1/06/2011 - 1/07/2011 Guest Lecturer East-West Center, The University of Hawaii
The Summer Institute, East West Center
United States
1/11/2005 - 1/01/2006 Visiting Fellow NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
Indonesia
1/11/2003 - 1/02/2004 Visiting Research Fellow NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
Indonesia
1/10/1999 - 1/01/2000 Visiting Research Fellow International Institute of Social History
CLARA Project
Australia
1/11/1996 - 1/02/1997 Exchange Research Fellow International Institute of Asian Studies
Australia
1/09/1995 - 1/12/1995 Exchange Research Fellow International Institute of Asian Studies
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Post P, Frederick W, Heidebrink I, Sato S, The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War, Brill, Leiden, 684 (2010) [A3]

Chapter (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Sato S, 'More Bitter than Sweet: Reflecting on the Japanese Community in British North Borneo, 1885-1946', Japan and the Occupier and the Occupied, Palgrave Macmillan, London 88-106 (2015)
2014 Sato S, 'Japanese Army and the Comfort Women in World War II', Sex, Power, and Slavery, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 389-403 (2014)
2014 Sato S, 'The Japanese Army and Comfort Women in World War II', Sex, Power and Slavery, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 389-403 (2014) [B1]
2007 Sato S, 'Daily Life in Wartime Indonesia, 1939 -1949', Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Asia: From the Taiping Rebellion to the Vietnam War, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut 159-189 (2007) [B1]
2007 Sato S, 'Forced Labourers and Their Resistance in Java Under Japanese Military Rule, 1942-45', Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia, Routledge, London 82-95 (2007) [B1]
2005 Sato S, ''Economic Soldiers' in Java: Indonesian Laborers Mobilized for Agricultural Projects', Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Histories, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., Armonk, New York 129-151 (2005) [B1]
2003 Sato S, 'Japanization in Indonesia Re-Examined: The Problem of Self-Sufficiency in Clothing', Imperial Japan and National Identities in Asia, 1895 - 1945, RoutledgeCurzon, London and New York 270-295 (2003) [B1]
1998 Sato S, 'Japanese Occupation, Resistance, and Collaboration in Asia', World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Theme, Greenwood Press, West Port, Connecticut & London Seventeen (1998) [B1]
1998 Sato S, 'Oppression and Romanticism: The Food Supply of Java during the Japanese Occupation', Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South-East Asia, Macmillan & St. Martin's Press, Howndmill, London, & New York Twenty (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Sato S, 'The Japanese Occupation of Borneo, 1941-1945', Asian Studies Review, 35 567-569 (2011) [C3]
2010 Sato S, 'Gatot Mangkupraja, PETA, and the origins of the Indonesian national army', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 166 189-217 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Sato S, 'The intra-Asian trade in Japanese copper by the Dutch East India Company during the eighteenth century', Bijdragen Tot De Taal- Land- En Volkenkunde, 164 342-344 (2008) [C3]
2006 Sato S, 'Indonesia 1939-1942: Prelude to the Japanese occupation', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 37 225-248 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S0022463406000531
2005 Sato S, 'Nations, individuals and morality in a world at war', Forum, N/A online (2005) [C3]
2003 Sato S, 'Forced labour mobilization in Java during the Second World War 96-109 (2003)
DOI 10.4324/9780203011256
2003 Sato S, 'Sharing the Blame: Subbas Chandra Bose and the Japanese Occupation of the Andamans, 1942-45', Journal of Asian Studies, 62 571-572 (2003) [C3]
2003 Sato S, 'Forced Labour Mobilization in Java during the Second World War', Slavery and Abolition, 24 97-110 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01440390308559158
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Review (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Li H, Zhou X, Chen C, Huang Y, Bao L, Bao T, et al., 'Preface', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2012)
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2011 Yuce MR, Khan JY, 'Preface', Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation and Applications (2011) [D2]
DOI 10.4032/9789814241571
Co-authors Irina Belova
2010 Sato S, 'The PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010 Sato S, 'History and memories of the birth of the PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2010 Sato S, 'Various terms for a comfort woman', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2010 Sato S, 'Romusha: Introduction', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2010 Sato S, 'Relocation of labor and the romusha issue', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010 Sato S, 'Economic life in villages and towns', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010 Sato S, 'Administrative changes in Java', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2006 Wriggers P, Nackenhorst U, 'Preface', Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics (2006) [C3]
2002 Sato S, 'Nicholas Tarling. A Sudden Rampage: the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945', Asian Studies Review (2002) [D1]
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Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Sato S, 'Labour and justice in wartime Southeast Asia: A new approach', Justice or reality: The post-war treatment of the WWII Japan's labor draft history in East and Southeast Asia, Seoul (2014) [E2]
2014 Sato S, 'Japanese Imperialist War and Forced Labor in Southeast Asia', The Evaluation of the Past Studies on the World War II Japan's labor draft history, Seoul (2014) [E2]
2014 Sato S, 'Colonisation and decolonisation of Indonesia, 1595-2014', International Conference on Global Trends and Challenges in Liquidating Colonial Responsibility, Seoul (2014) [E2]
2006 Sato SS, 'Forced labourers and their resistance in Java under Japanese military rule, 1942-45' (2006) [E2]
DOI 10.4324/9780203968246
2005 Sato S, 'Anti-Semitism in Japan', Conference on History of the Jews and Anti-Semitism in the former Dutch Indies and in Indonesia, within the context of Southeast, Amsterdam (2005) [E2]
2005 Sato S, 'Economic Restructuring and Its Consequences in Indonesia in the Pacific War', Eighth International Convention of Asian Scholars, Shanghai (2005) [E2]
2004 Sato S, 'Socio-Economic Impact of World War Two on Indonesia: The Issue of Labour.', Eighth IAHA Conference, Tapei (2004) [E2]
2004 Sato S, 'The Netherlands East Indies 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation', NIOD (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation) Working Paper (2004) [E2]
2004 Sato S, 'Netherlands East Indies 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation.' (2004) [E3]
2003 Sato S, 'Labour Relations in Japanese Occupied Indonesia.', CLARA (Changing Labour Relations in Asia) Working Paper, No. 8 (2003) [E2]
2002 Sato S, 'Continuity and Change in the Indonesian Economy During the Tiga Jaman, 1939-1949', CAPSTRANS Seminar Series, Wollongong (2002) [E2]
2002 Sato S, 'Towards a Fuller Understanding of World War Two in Southeast Asia', Conflict and Culture: War and Terror in the Modern Age, Newcastle (2002) [E2]
2002 Sato S, 'Images of Japanese Brutality: How History Repeated Itself', Inter-Cultural Studies Conference, Callaghan (2002) [E2]
2002 Sato S, 'Indonesia from Colonialism to Independence: the Role of the Japanese Intervention', Korea and the World in History (2002) [E4]
2000 Sato S, 'Emperor Worship and Language Teaching in Java under the Japanese Occupation', Coloniality, Postcoloniality and Modernity in Japan, Melbourne University (2000) [E1]
1999 Sato S, 'The Famine in North Vietnam, 1944-1945', Language, Literature, Culture - A Selection of Papers Presented at Inter-Cultural Studies '98, Newcastle, Australia (1999) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Sato S, 'Indonesia 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation', IIAS Newsletter ( issue.34). Singapore: Singapore University Press (2004) [O1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $110,572

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $90,000

Violence Studies$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Dwyer, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, Professor Roger Markwick, Doctor Lisa Featherstone, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Doctor Shigeru Sato, Doctor Matthew Lewis
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400927
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

Sex, Power and Slavery: The Dynamics of Carnal Relations under Enslavement, Indian Ocean Workd Centre, McGill University, Montreal, 19/4/2007 - 21/4/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187396
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,215

ICAS4 (The Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars), 20-24 August 2005$1,215

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185542
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,400

18th IAHA The International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, 6-10 December 2004, Taiwan$1,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184801
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $1,517

The 11th Annual Conference of the World History Association South Korea, 15-18 August, 2002$1,517

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181994
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $1,720

Slavery, Unfree Labour & Revolt in Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, France 4-6 October 2001$1,720

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181206
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $1,616

Slave Systems in Asia and the Indian Ocean, Universityt of Avignon, France.$1,616

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180294
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19943 grants / $8,604

Impact of the Second World Ware on the nations of South East Asia$6,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174671
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Legacy of Dutch & Japanese Rule in Indonesia: Myths and Realities - Amsterdam/Leiden 8-10 November 1994$1,052

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175131
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Legacy of Dutch & Japanese Rule in Indonesia: Myths and Realities Amsterdam/Leiden 8-10 November 1994$1,052

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175159
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $2,800

Japanese civilisation: a holistic approach to Japanese language teaching$2,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Shigeru Sato
Scheme Teaching Committee Teaching Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0175928
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Memory and Violence in Aceh during the Armed Conflict 1976 - 2005
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007 In Search of Mother: Jungian Reading of Selected Works of Tanizaki Jun'Ichiro
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006 Kobayashi Hideo: The Long Journey Towards Homeland, 1902 - 1945
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2005 An Annotated Translation of the 2002 Tanka Collection Hizuke no Aru Uta (My Tanka Diary) written by Kawano Y¿ko
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2003 An Analysis of Landscape and Character in the Works of Japanese Author Nitta Jiro
Language and Literature, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Shigeru Sato

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Japanese

Contact Details

Email shigeru.sato@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8986
Fax (02) 4921 8986

Office

Room MCG42
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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