Takeshi Hamashita

Professor Takeshi Hamashita is a renowned Japanese sinologist. Currently he is Professor and Dean of School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, and Head of Research Department, Toyo Bunko (Oriental Library), Tokyo.

Professor Hamashita majored in oriental history and graduated from Faculty of Letters, the University of Tokyo in 1972. In 1974, he obtained his MA in Humanities at the Department of Oriental History, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology of the University of Tokyo. He completed the doctorate course at the same institute in 1978.

In 1979, Professor Hamashita started his teaching life and has been teaching in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, China, and the U.S. He started to teach in the Department of Economics at Hitotsubashi University as lecturer and associate professor from 1979 to 1981. From 1982 to 1999, he taught in the Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University as associate professor, professor, director, and the head of the Documentation Center for Asian Studies. He was recruited to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University in 2000 and has become the first professor who concurrently teaches in the two best universities in Japan. In 2006, he moved to Faculty of International Communication, Ryukoku University. Since 2007, he has started to work at Sun Yat-sen University and has been appointed Dean of the School of Asia-Pacific Studies.

Professor Hamashita managed many significant international research projects. He serves as an executive member of Socio-History Economic Society, Japan, an editorial member of Socio-Economic History, and the general editor of The International Journal of East Asian Studies.

Research Interest

Socio-economic history of South China, Chinese migration in Southeast Asia, Long Term East Asian Tributary System, East Asia in Global History, History of Ryukyu Tributary Trade, Academic History of Asia-Pacific, History of Maritime Asia



Overseas Chinese and China Networks, Iwanami Publisher, Tokyo, 2013(in Japanese)
China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and historical perspectives, Routledge, 2008
The Resurgence of East Asia : 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives, edited by Giovanni Arrighi, Takeshi Hamashita, and Mark Selden. New York : Routledge, 2003
History of Maritime Asia Vol. 1, Paradigm of Maritime Sea, ed. by K. Omoto, T. Hamashita, Y. Murai and H. Yajima. Iwanami, 2000 (in Japanese)
Okinawa Nyumon: Ajia o Tsunagu Kaiiki Koso (Introduction of Okinawa: A Conception of Maritime Network of Asia). Chikuma Shobo, 2000 (in Japanese)
The Tribute Trade System and Modern Asia, Iwanami Shoten, 1997(in Japanese)  
Hong Kong – Network City in Asia, Chikuma Shobo, Tokyo, 1996(in Japanese)  
Studies on the History of Modern Chinese Economy – Maritime Custom, Finance and Treaty Port Market Zone in the Late Qing Era” in Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Culture, the University of Tokyo, Kyuko Shoin, 1989  

Books translated into Chinese

《中國、東亞與全球經濟》,王玉茹、趙勁松、張瑋譯,北京:社會科學文獻出版社, 2009
《亞洲價值、秩序與中國的未來:後國家時代之亞洲研究》,臺北 : 中央研究院東北亞區域研究, 2000, 2001重印)   
《近代中國的國際契機——朝貢貿易體系與近代亞洲經濟圈》,朱蔭貴、歐陽菲、虞和平譯,北京 : 中國社會科學出版社, 1999
《香港大視野: 亞洲網路中心》,馬宋芝譯,香港:商務印書館(香港)公司,1997


“Comparison of Home Remittance System between Indian and Chinese Migrants in Southeast Asia: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities: Comparative Perspectives, ed. by Jayati Bhattacharya and Coonoor Kripalani, Anthem Press, 2015“History of Overseas Chinese Remittance: Remittance Agency, Postal Office and Foreign  Exchange,” ed, by Fujian Provincial Archive, Chinese Qiaopi and Memory of the World, Lujiang Publisher, Xiamen, 2014 (in Chinese)                           “American Academic Policy on Asian Studies during the Cold War: A Geo-Academic Map of China Studies in Cross-Pacific Regions,” Acta Asiatica (Toho Gakkai: The Institute of Eastern Culture) No.104, 2013                 "The Lidai Baoan and the Ryukyu Maritime Tributary Trade Network with China and Southeast Asia, the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries," China Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia, ed, by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-chin Chang, Duke University Press, 2011
“Sino-Japanese War and East Asia”, (in Japanese ). In Empire State in Asia, ed. by Hidemasa Kokaze. Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2004 (in Japanese)
 “Ryukyu Networks in Maritime Asia”, in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia 3, 2003, http://kyotoreview.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/issue/issue2/index.html
East Asian Geo-Culture under Globalization: From Modern Nation-state to East Asian Regional-world (in Japanese). China: Society and Culture 17, 2002
"Overseas Chinese Financial Networks and Korea"in Linda Grove and Shinya Sugiyama, Commercial Networks in Modern Asia, Routledge Curzon, London, 2001                                                            “Geopolitics: History of Governance of Land and Sea” (in Japanese). In World History of Regions Vol. 11, Regional History of Governance, ed. by M. Kawakita and T. Hamashita. Yamakawa Publishing Co., 2000
“History of Maritime Asia from East Asia's Perspective” (in Japanese).  “Tea Trade of China 14-20C” (in Japanese). In Oriental Tea, ed. by T. Takahashi. Tanko-sha, Kyoto, 2000
“Maritime Asia 5 – Cross-bordering Network”, (co-ed. and co-author), Iwanami Shoten, 2000-01  
“The Intra-regional System in East Asia in Modern Times”. In Network Power, Japan and Asia, ed. by Peter J. Katzenstein and Takashi Shiraishi. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1997
“The Future of Northeast Asia: Southeast Asia?”, In Rediscovering Russia in Asia: Siberia and the Russian Far East, ed. by Stephen Kotkin and David Wolff. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1995
“The Tribute Trade System and Modern Asia,” Industrialization and the Asian Economy, ed. by A. J. H. Latham. London: Routledge, 1994
“Overseas Chinese Remittance and Asian Banking History”. In Pacific Banking, 1859-1959, ed. by Olive Checkland. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994
Contemporary China and the Study of Modern History: Towards an Understanding of Chinese Society. Acta Asiatica (Toho Gakkai) 62, 1992
 “Foreign Trade Finance in China, 1810-50”. In State and Society in China: Japanese Perspectives on Ming-Qing Social and Economic History, ed. by L. Grove and C. Daniels. University of Tokyo Press, 1984
“A History of the Japanese Silver Yen and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1871-1913”. In Eastern Banking: Essays in the History of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, ed. by Frank H. H. King. London: The Athlone Press, 1983