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Staff Profile

NameSUGIHARA Kaoru
AffiliationResearch Department
PositionSpecially Appointed Professor
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Year of Birth1948
Academic CareerGraduated from Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University, March 1971
Completed the Master Course (Economics), University of Tokyo, June 1973
Completed the Doctor Course (Economics), University of Tokyo, March 1976
Professional CareerWorked for Marubeni Corporation, Dublin Office (1976)
Lecturer in Economic History, Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University (1978)
Associate Professor of Economic History, Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University (1981)
Lecturer in the Economic History of Japan, Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (1985)
Senior Lecturer in the Economic History of Japan, Department of History, SOAS, University of London (1991)
Professor of Economic History, Faculty of Economics (from 1997 Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University (1996)
Professor of The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University (2006)
Professor of Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo (2012)
Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo (2013)
Senior Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2014)
Specially Appointed Professor of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (cross appointment with GRIPS from April to September 2016: full appointment from October 2016)
Member, Science Council of Japan (2011)
Higher DegreesDoctor of Economics, University of Tokyo
MA (Economics), University of Tokyo
BA (Economics), Kyoto University
Fields of SpecializationEconomic History
Environmental History
Academic Society MembershipsSocio-Economic History Society
Business History Society of Japan
The Japan Association of Asian Studies
The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies
Awards*The 39th Nikkei Keizai Tosho Bunkasho [The Nikkei Book Prize for Economics], 1996
*The 18th Suntory Gakugeisho [The Suntory Book Prize for Academic Works], 1996

 

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

Sugihara, K. 2019 “The Asian Path of Economic Development: Intra-regional Trade, Industrialization and the Developmental State”. Shiraishi, T. and Sonobe, T. (ed.) The Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers and Challenges Ahead. Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies. Springer, pp.73-99. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-2634-9

Sugihara, K. 2019 “Multiple Paths to Industrialization: A Global Context of the Rise of Emerging States”. Otsuka, K. and Sugihara, K. (ed.) Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa. Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies. Springer, pp.1-33. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-3131-2

Sugihara, K. 2018,11 “Varieties of Industrialization: An Asian Regional Perspective”. in Giorgio Riello and Tirthankar Roy (ed.) Global Economic History. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp.195-214.  https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/global-economic-history-9781472588425/

Sugihara, K. 2016 “Japanese Economic History: Exploring Diversity in Development”. Francesco Boldizzoni and Pat Hudson (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History. Routledge, London, pp.310-328.

Sugihara, K. 2017 "Monsoon Asia, Intra-Regional Trade and Fossil-Fuel-Driven Industrialization”. in Gareth Austin (ed.) Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene: Perspectives on Asia and Africa. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp.119-144.

Sugihara, K., Masuda, K. and Mizuno, K. 2016 “A Socioeconomic History of the Peatland Region: From Trade to Land Development, and Then to Conservation”. Kosuke Mizuno, Motoko S. Fujita and Shuichi Kawai (ed.) Catastrophe and Regeneration in Indonesia’s Peatlands: Ecology, Economy and Society. NUS Press, Singapore, pp.148-184.

Sugihara, K., Fujita, M., Mizuno,K., Kawai, S., Samejima, H., Masuda, K., Suzuki, H., Kobayashi, S., Kozan, O. and Shimamura, S. 2016 “Towards the Regeneration of Biomass Societies”. Kosuke Mizuno, Motoko S. Fujita and Shuichi Kawai (ed.) Catastrophe and Regeneration in Indonesia’s Peatlands: Ecology, Economy and Society. NUS Press, Singapore, pp.423-437.

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Otsuka, K. and Sugihara, K. (ed.) 2019 Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa. Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies. Springer, 292pp. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3131-2  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3131-2

Papers

【Original Articles】

Sugihara, K. 2017 “Monsoon Asia, Industrialization and Urbanization: The Making and Unmaking of the Regional Nexus”. RIHN 11th International Symposium Proceedings ‘Asia’s Transformations to Sustainability: Past, Present and Future of the Anthropocene. pp.67-99.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Sugihara, K. “The Great Acceleration in Asia: The Resource Nexus and Social Tipping Points”. International Workshop on Resource Nexus and Asia's Great Acceleration, 2019.03.10-2019.03.11, Research Institution for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. “The Seafront Resource Nexus around the Tokyo Bay: Social Tipping Points in circa 1970”. Fourth Research Seminar for Program 1 on ‘Urban Space and Resource Nexus’, 2019.01.18, RIHN, Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. (Introduction and Chair) “Session 1 ‘Knowledge, Science and the Experience of Nature’. The 13th International Symposium ‘Humanities on the Ground: Confronting the Anthropocene in Asia, 2018.12.13, RIHN, Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. (Discussant) “Reciprocal Comparisons and the Asian Paths of Economic Development”, Session on 'Asia in the Anthropocene (CS5-08 )'. The Fourth World Social Science Forum, 2018.09.26, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka.

Sugihara, K. (Moderator of the Session and Presenter) "Monsoon Asia, Industrial-Urban-Regional Nexus and Environmental Sustainability: Reflections of Asia’s Historical Experiences" Session on 'Transformation of Resource Base in Asia’s Economic Development and Its Costs: Sustainability of Local, National and Regional Nexus (CS4-03)'. The Fourth World Social Science Forum, 2018.09.25, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka.

Sugihara, K. (Discussant) Comments on "Tropical Paths and Trade Integration" Session on 'Tropical Economies in the Making of the Modern World (310121) '. The18th World Economic History Congress, 2018.07.31, Boston Marriott Cambridge and MIT Campus, Boston.

Sugihara, K. "Intra-Asian Trade and Asia’s Economic Development in the Long Nineteenth Century", Session on 'Building a Global History of Economic Divergence (310202)’. The 18th World Economic History Congress, 2018.07.31, Boston Marriott Cambridge and MIT Campus, Boston.

Sugihara, K. "Local and Regional Payment Methods and the Growth of World Trade in the Long Nineteenth Century", Session on 'Multiple Payment Systems in Globalizing Economies (300212)'. The 18th World Economic History Congress, 2018.07.30, Boston Marriott Cambridge and MIT Campus, Boston.

Sugihara, K. “Intra-regional Trade and Labour-intensive Industrialization: A General Discussion”. Workshop on Emerging States in Global Economic History (Part 2), 2018.03.26, RIHN, Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. “Emerging States in Global Economic History”. Workshop on Emerging States in Global Economic History (Part 1), 2018.03.24, GRIPS, Tokyo .

Sugihara, K. “Intra-regional Trade and Labour-intensive Industrialization: A Regional Comparative Perspective and its Implications for the Emerging States”. Workshop for the Emerging States Project (Vol.2), 2018.03.09, GRIPS, Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “Transition to the Emerging State in History and the Developing World”. Workshop for the Emerging States Project , 2018.02.03, GRIPS, Tokyo. (General meeting with Professors Roy Bin Wong and Dr Chris Baker)

Sugihara, K. “Intra-regional Trade and Labour-intensive Industrialization: A Regional Comparative Perspective and its Implications for the Emerging States”. Workshop for the Emerging States Project, 2018.01.12, GRIPS, Tokyo. (General meeting with Professor Sugata Bose)

Sugihara, K. “Comments on Multiple Payment Systems in Globalizing Economies”. Pre-Conference of the World Economic History Congress 2018 Boston, 2017.12.15-2017.12.16, Kansai University, Osaka.

Sugihara, K. “Urban Living Space as a Factor Endowment: A Note on Asia’s Long-term Development Path”. Workshop on ‘Learning from Historical Tokyo: Implications for Developing Cities’, 2017.06.05, GRIPS, Tokyo.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Sugihara, K. (Keynote address) "The Asian Path of Economic Development and Its Relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa". The First Conference of Japan Society for Afrasian Studies, 2018.10.06, Kansai University, Suita.

Sugihara, K. (Moderator) Session on ' The Belmont Forum–NORFACE Transformations to Sustainability Rrogramme: Re-structuring the Field of Sustainability Research for Sustainable and Secure Futures ('CS1-11)'. The Fourth World Social Science Forum, 2018.09.26, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka.

Sugihara, K. “(Co-organizer and co-chair) Session on Societal Response to Climate Variation: Institution, Market, and Social Change in Early Modern and Modern Japan (010214)”. The 18th World Economic History Congress, 2018.08.01, Boston Marriott Cambridge and MIT Campus, Boston.

Sugihara, K. (Invited Lecture) "Monsoon Asia, Intra-Asian trade and the Transformation of Resource Nexus". New Approaches in Asia-Pacific Historical and Contemporary Studies, 2018.07.02, Waseda University, Tokyo. (Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and Waseda University’s Global Asia Research Center.)

Sugihara, K. (Organizer, Panelist and Chair) "Roundtable on South Asia, Asia and Global History (with Professor Sugata Bose)”. Center for South Asian Studies, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, 2018.01.14, .

Sugihara, K.(Chair of Session 3 and roundtable discussant) "Trans-scale Solutions for Sustainability". RIHN 12th International Symposium, 2017.12.21-2017.12.22, Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. “Monsoon Asia, Fossil-fuel-driven Industrialization and Environmental Sustainability”. Workshop on Global Economic and Environmental History, 2017.02.10, King’s College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Sugihara, K. “The Rise of the Asian Regional Economy”. Workshop on ‘Intra-Asian Trade and the Rise of the Regional Economy in the Long 19th Century’, 2016.08.03, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “Varieties of Capitalism: An Asian Historical Perspective”. International Workshop on ‘Economic Change in Global History, 1500-2000’, 2016.05.26, London School of Economics, London.

Sugihara, K. “The Asian Miracle in Global History”. Japan Institute of International Affairs Symposium on 'the History of Asia in the 20th Century: Origins of Prosperity and Stability', 2017.03.17, Hotel Okura, Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “Trade Statistics and Price Index of Colonial India”. Workshop on ‘Intra-Asian Trade and the Rise of Regional Economy in the Long 19th Century’, 2017.03.13, Kyoto University.

Sugihara, K. “Monsoon Asia, Industrialization and Urbanization: The Making and Unmaking of the Regional Nexus”. RIHN 11th International Symposium ‘Asia’s Transformations to Sustainability: Past, Present and Future of the Anthropocene', 2017.03.10, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature(RIHN), Kyoto.

Sugihara, K. “Emerging States in Global Economic History”. Workshop for the Emerging State Project, 2017.01.21, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “The Asia-Pacific Economy and the Rise of China: An Historical Overview”. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership/ Abe Fellowship 25th Anniversary Symposium on “Emerging Futures in a Changing World”, 2016.11.15, Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “India’s Internal Trade in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: A Statistical Study of Three Presidencies”. Workshop on ‘Long-term Trends in Foreign and Internal Trade and Prices in Colonial India’, 2016.08.02, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “Intra-regional Trade and Labour-intensive Industrialization: A Regional Comparative Perspective and its Implications for the Emerging States”. Workshop on the Transition to the Emerging State, 2016.08.01, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.

Sugihara, K. “Future Earth in Japan: A Humanities and Social Science Perspective”. 25th KAST (Korean Academy of Science and Technology) International Symposium on ‘Future Earth and Sustainable Development Goals in Asia’, 2016.04.25, Plaza Hotel, Seoul.