Kimie Hara is a Professor, the Renison Research Professor and the Director of East Asian Studies. She holds cross-appointments in the Departments of History and Political Science at the University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. from the Australian National University, and specialises in modern and contemporary international relations of the Asia-Pacific region, border studies, Cold War history, and Japanese politics and diplomacy. Her books include Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: Divided Territories in the San Francisco System (2007, 2012), サンフランシスコ平和条約の盲点:アジア太平洋地域の冷戦と戦後未解決の諸問題 (2005, 2012), Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945: A Difficult Peace (1998, 2012), 「在外」日本人研究者がみた日本外交 (2009), and Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot (2009, 2013, edited with Geoffrey Jukes). Her recent projects include examination of East Asia-Arctic relations, shifting regional orders in East Asia, and the major regional conflicts in the Asia-Pacific that build on her earlier work on the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty. She held visiting fellowships/professorships at the Kyoto University, the University of Tokyo, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, the International Institute for Asian Studies/University of Amsterdam, the East-West Center, Stockholm University and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science. Her research projects have been funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, Killam Foundation (Canada); the East-West Center, the Social Science Research Council (US); the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Japan Foundation, and the Matsushita International Foundation (Japan).



Belair Centre for East Asian Studies
Renison University College
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G4
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