By Hendrik Meyer-Ohle | When I was an undergraduate student in the 1980s, majoring at a German University in Japanese Studies (contemporary Japanese society, politics and business) and business administration, there was broad consensus among scholars of Japanese Studies not to engage in explicit country comparisons
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By Markus Heckel | In my field of research, which combines Economics and Japanese Studies (trained at the University of Bonn), it soon became clear that eventually I would have to deal with cross-country comparisons.
A ‘Conversation’ on Comparisons between Japanese Studies, Contemporary History and Medieval Art History
By Nora Kottmann | While studying political science at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute, I was always told to refrain from making comparisons if and when I would become a researcher. Comparative research, it was said, is an extremely complex research methodology
“I am convinced that academic mobility is crucial for innovative research” – 5in10 with Barbara Geilhorn
Barbara Geilhorn is a senior researcher at the Max Weber Foundation’s German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo. Before joining the DIJ, Barbara was a JSPS postdoctoral researcher based at...