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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

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • Indonesian (Fluent)
  • Japanese (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210399Historical Studies not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

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

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

Chapter (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Sato 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)
2014Sato S, 'Japanese Army and the Comfort Women in World War II', Sex, Power, and Slavery, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 389-403 (2014)
2014Sato S, 'The Japanese Army and Comfort Women in World War II', Sex, Power and Slavery, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 389-403 (2014) [B1]
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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
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]
DOI10.1017/S0022463406000531
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 96-109 (2003)
DOI10.4324/9780203011256
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', Slavery and Abolition, 24 97-110 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01440390308559158
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Review (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Li H, Zhou X, Chen C, Huang Y, Bao L, Bao T, et al., 'Preface', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2012)
Co-authorsMark Stewart
2011Yuce MR, Khan JY, 'Preface', Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation and Applications (2011) [D2]
DOI10.4032/9789814241571
Co-authorsIrina Belova
2010Sato S, 'The PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
2010Sato S, 'History and memories of the birth of the PETA', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D2]
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, 'Relocation of labor and the romusha issue', 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, 'Administrative changes in Java', The Encyclopaedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War (2010) [D1]
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 (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Sato 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]
2014Sato 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]
2014Sato S, 'Colonisation and decolonisation of Indonesia, 1595-2014', International Conference on Global Trends and Challenges in Liquidating Colonial Responsibility, Seoul (2014) [E2]
2006Sato SS, 'Forced labourers and their resistance in Java under Japanese military rule, 1942-45' (2006) [E2]
DOI10.4324/9780203968246
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, '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, 'Images of Japanese Brutality: How History Repeated Itself', Inter-Cultural Studies Conference, Callaghan (2002) [E2]
2002Sato S, 'Indonesia from Colonialism to Independence: the Role of the Japanese Intervention', Korea and the World in History (2002) [E4]
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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants11
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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, Professor Roger Markwick, Doctor Lisa Featherstone, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Doctor Shigeru Sato, Doctor Matthew Lewis
SchemeResearch Programme 2014
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400927
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187396
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $1,215

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185542
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184801
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181994
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181206
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $1,616

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180294
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174671
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175131
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175159
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19931 grants / $2,800

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Shigeru Sato
SchemeTeaching Committee Teaching Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0175928
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007In Search of Mother: Jungian Reading of Selected Works of Tanizaki Jun'Ichiro
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006Kobayashi Hideo: The Long Journey Towards Homeland, 1902 - 1945
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2005An 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
2003An 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

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

Office

RoomMCG42
BuildingMcMullin
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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