Dr. Seiko Mimaki was a Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellow from August 1 to September 15, 2014. While at AICGS, she will investigate how to institutionalize multi-layered efforts at the societal level toward building ties of reconciliation among East Asian countries, focusing on evolving epistemic and transnational networks formed by various non-governmental actors such as scholars, public intellectuals, activists, and journalists, and often supported by outsider actors such as international organizations like UNESCO, and U.S. and European philanthropic foundations.
Dr. Mimaki has sought to find ways of achieving East Asian reconciliation through both research and education. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Mimaki participated in the “Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI)”project at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University, which resulted in her co-edited book, Historicizing Asian Regional Integration (in Japanese, 2012). In this book, the authors examined the possibilities of writing the history of Asian integration which can be shared among Asian countries. At Waseda, she also contributed to the Campus Asia Program, the joint graduate program administered jointly by the universities of five Asian countries (Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Thailand) as an adjunct lecturer.
Dr. Mimaki received her BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, and then received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research field is international relations in the Asia-Pacific region with special focus on developments of transnational movements and networks. Before joining AICGS, she was affiliated with the Macmillan Center at Yale University as a Fox International Fellow from 2006-2007, and was affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, as an academic associate of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations from 2013-2014. Her forthcoming book, The Era of the Outlawry of War Movement (in Japanese, The University of Nagoya Press)highlights advocacy activities launched in the U.S. to develop new international norms regulating the use of force during the Interwar period.
“Japan and Pan-Asianism: Lost Opportunities,” in Regional Integration in East Asia: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, ed. Satoshi Amako, Shunji Matsuoka, and Kenji Horiuchi, United Nations University Press (2013).
With Koichi Hamada, “The ‘Yoshida Doctrine’ in the Post-Cold War World,” in Miraculous Growth and Stagnation in Post-War Japan, ed. Koichi Hamada, Keijiro Otsuka, Gustav Ranis, and Ken Togo, Routledge (2011).
Made possible by the support of Harry & Helen Gray Culture & Politics Program