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Biography

The listed four articles constitute part of my ongoing research project on the impact of WWII on Indonesia. All of them were produced as a result of personal invitations by scholars overseas who had read my earlier writings. The first article was drafted when I was a visiting fellow at the NIOD. I was appointed as a visiting fellow five times by three Dutch institutions: twice by the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden, once by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, and twice by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam. The second article was written in response to an invitation by the editor of the book (Robert Cribb then the director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen and now at the ANU) who is familiar with my work. The third is based on a paper presented to a conference on WWII in Southeast Asia to which I was invited by the organizer (Paul Kratoska now the publishing director of the Singapore University Press), and was sponsored by the Toyota Foundation. This book took ten years to be published after I submitted my manuscript but it has been reviewed very favourably (Mark Peattie at Stanford University called it a landmark work.) The fourth is also produced for a conference held in Avignon, to which I was invited by the conference organizer (Gwyn Campbell then at Avignon University and now the director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Montreal) who had known my work. These four articles also attracted other scholars' attention and I was invited to attend more conferences and to contribute to more edited works. As a result two articles were published in 2007 (one on daily life in wartime Indonesia, published by Greenwood, and the other on forced labourers and their resistance, published by Routledge). I was also invited to attend another conference on slavery and sexuality held in Montreal in April 2007, to which I presented a paper on the forced prostitution for the Japanese armed forces during WWII. All the publishers of my articles mentioned above are well esteemed internationally: Cambridge University Press, RoutledgeCurzon, Routledge, M.E. Sharpe, Greenwood, Frank Cass, Singapore University Press. Based on these published works I was appointed as a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in The Pacific War, which is to be published by Brill (Leiden and Boston) online first in 2008 and then in book form. My publications listed above are being read not only by academics but widely by the general public. The article number one, for instance, has been distributed to a large group of Dutch people who were in Indonesia during the Japanese occupation (distributed by Mrs Elizabeth van Kampen whose father was executed by the Japanese Military Police in Java). I have received several inquiries from people in various parts of the world, including a Dutch man, Mr Schoonheijm, who was born from a Dutch woman and a Japanese man during the war and is searching for his Japanese roots, an Indonesian academic who is working in a related field (S. Nawayanto at the University of Jember who had earlier asked me to write a preface to his book, The Rising Sun in a Javanese Rice Granary, Galang Press, 2005), and an American postgraduate student (Georgetown University) and an undergraduate student (Rhodes College) who are writing a thesis or a major paper on related issues.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University

Research

Research keywords

  • Asian Studies

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.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210300Historical Studies100

Administrative

Administrative expertise

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Japanese Studies

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.

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Highlighted Publications

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

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2006Sato S, 'Indonesia 1939-1942: Prelude to the Japanese occupation', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 37 225-248 (2006) [C1]
2003Sato 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]
2005Sato 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]
2003Sato S, 'Forced Labour Mobilization in Java during the Second World War', Slavery and Abolition, 24 97-110 (2003) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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

Chapter (6 outputs)

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2007Sato 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]
2007Sato 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]
2005Sato 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]
2003Sato 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]
1998Sato 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]
1998Sato 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)

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2011Sato S, 'The Japanese Occupation of Borneo, 1941-1945', Asian Studies Review, 35 567-569 (2011) [C3]
2010Sato S, 'Gatot Mangkupraja, PETA, and the origins of the Indonesian national army', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 166 189-217 (2010) [C1]
2008Sato 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]
2006Sato S, 'Indonesia 1939-1942: Prelude to the Japanese occupation', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 37 225-248 (2006) [C1]
2005Sato S, 'Nations, individuals and morality in a world at war', Forum, N/A online (2005) [C3]
2003Sato S, 'Forced Labour Mobilization in Java during the Second World War', Slavery and Abolition, 24 97-110 (2003) [C1]
2003Sato 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]
2003Sato S, 'Forced labour mobilization in Java during the Second World War 96-109 (2003)
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Review (11 outputs)

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2012Li H, Zhou X, Chu M, Shao Y, Chen C, Wu B, et al., 'Preface', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2012)

Co-authors: Mark Stewart

2011Yuce MR, Khan JY, 'Preface', Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation and Applications (2011) [D2]
2010Sato S, 'Administrative changes in Java', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010Sato S, 'The PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010Sato S, 'Economic life in villages and towns', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010Sato S, 'Relocation of labor and the romusha issue', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010Sato S, 'Various terms for a comfort woman', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2010Sato S, 'Romusha: Introduction', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2010Sato S, 'History and memories of the birth of the PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
2006Wriggers P, Nackenhorst U, 'Preface', Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics (2006) [C3]
2002Sato S, 'Nicholas Tarling. A Sudden Rampage: the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945', Asian Studies Review (2002) [D1]
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Conference (13 outputs)

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2005Sato 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]
2005Sato S, 'Economic Restructuring and Its Consequences in Indonesia in the Pacific War', Eighth International Convention of Asian Scholars, Shanghai (2005) [E2]
2004Sato S, 'Socio-Economic Impact of World War Two on Indonesia: The Issue of Labour.', Eighth IAHA Conference, Tapei (2004) [E2]
2004Sato S, 'The Netherlands East Indies 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation', NIOD (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation) Working Paper (2004) [E2]
2004Sato S, 'Netherlands East Indies 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation.' (2004) [E3]
2003Sato S, 'Labour Relations in Japanese Occupied Indonesia.', CLARA (Changing Labour Relations in Asia) Working Paper, No. 8 (2003) [E2]
2002Sato S, 'Images of Japanese Brutality: How History Repeated Itself', Inter-Cultural Studies Conference, Callaghan (2002) [E2]
2002Sato S, 'Continuity and Change in the Indonesian Economy During the Tiga Jaman, 1939-1949', CAPSTRANS Seminar Series, Wollongong (2002) [E2]
2002Sato 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]
2002Sato S, 'Indonesia from Colonialism to Independence: the Role of the Japanese Intervention', Korea and the World in History (2002) [E4]
2001Sato S, 'Forced Labourers and Their Resistance in Java under the Japanese Military Rule 1942-1945', International Conference on Slavery, Unfree Labour & Revolt in Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, Avignon (2001) [E2]
2000Sato S, 'Emperor Worship and Language Teaching in Java under the Japanese Occupation', Coloniality, Postcoloniality and Modernity in Japan, Melbourne University (2000) [E1]
1999Sato 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Sato S, 'Indonesia 1939-1942: Prelude to Japanese Occupation', IIAS Newsletter ( issue.34). Singapore: Singapore University Press (2004) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants11
Total funding$50,572

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2014 (1 grants)

Violence Studies$30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Philip Dwyer, Doctor Hans Lukas Kieser, Associate Professor Roger Markwick, Doctor Lisa Featherstone, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Doctor Shigeru Sato, Doctor Matthew Lewis
SchemeRole
Research Programme 2014Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400927

2007 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187396

2005 (1 grants)

ICAS4 (The Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars), 20-24 August 2005$1,215
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,21520052005
GNo:G0185542

2004 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,40020042004
GNo:G0184801

2002 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,51720022002
GNo:G0181994

2001 (1 grants)

Slavery, Unfree Labour & Revolt in Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, France 4-6 October 2001$1,720
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,72020012001
GNo:G0181206

2000 (1 grants)

Slave Systems in Asia and the Indian Ocean, Universityt of Avignon, France.$1,616
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,61620002000
GNo:G0180294

1994 (3 grants)

Impact of the Second World Ware on the nations of South East Asia$6,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50019941994
GNo:G0174671

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

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,05219941994
GNo:G0175131

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

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,05219941994
GNo:G0175159

1993 (1 grants)

Japanese civilisation: a holistic approach to Japanese language teaching$2,800
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeRole
Teaching Committee Teaching GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,80019931993
GNo:G0175928
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2007PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorIn Search of Mother: Jungian Reading of Selected Works of Tanizaki Jun'Ichiro
2006PhD (Modern Languages)Co-SupervisorKobayashi Hideo: The Long Journey Towards Homeland, 1902 - 1945
2005M Arts (Modern Languages) [R]Principal SupervisorAn Annotated Translation of the 2002 Tanka Collection Hizuke no Aru Uta (My Tanka Diary) written by Kawano Y¿ko
2003PhD (Modern Languages)Co-SupervisorAn Analysis of Landscape and Character in the Works of Japanese Author Nitta Jir¿
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Dr Shigeru Sato

Work Phone(02) 4921 8986
Fax(02) 4921 8986
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaJapanese
Office
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McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/shigeru-sato