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
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G4
Tel.: +1. 519. 888.4567 ext. 28660
Single Authored Books
- Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: Divided Territories in the San Francisco System, Nissan Institute Japanese Studies Series, Routledge, 2007 (hardback) 247pp.; 2012 (paperback edition) 254 pp.
- 『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」を考える』 渓水社 (Blind Spots of the San Francisco Peace Treaty: Re-thinking the Cold War in the Asia-Pacific Region and the “Unresolved Problems” since the Second World War, Keisui-sha), 2005 (hardback) 315pp.; 2012 (softcover edition), 320pp.
- Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945: A Difficult Peace, Nissan Institute Japanese Studies Series, Routledge, 1998 (hardback), 279pp.; 2012 (E-book) 296 pp.
Edited Books and Proceedings
- Shifting Regional Order in East Asia: Past, Present and Future – Proceedings, Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College/University of Waterloo, Pandora Press, 2010, 336 pp.
- 『「在外」日本人研究者がみた日本外交』藤原書店 (Kimie Hara ed., Japanese Diplomacy through the Eyes of Japanese Scholars Overseas, Fujiwara-shoten), 2009, 310 pp.
- Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot, Asia’s Transformation Series, Routledge, 2009 (hardback) 145pp.; 2013 (paperback edition), 152 pp. (with Geoffrey Jukes).
- New Initiatives for Solving the “Northern Territories” Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Åland Experience - Proceedings, Issues & Insights No. 04 – 07,Pacific Forum CSIS, 2007, 121 pp.(with Geoffrey Jukes)
Recent Book Chapters
- "Japan and the Cold War Frontiers in East Asia in the Era of Globalism", in Carin Holroyd and Ken Coates eds., Japan in the Age of Globalization, Rougledge, 2011, pp.175-184.
- 「北方領土問題と平和条約交渉」『岩波講座 - 東アジア近現代通史第七巻』岩波書店 (“The Northern Territories Problem and Peace Negotiations”, in Iwanami modern and contemporary history of East Asia series) vol.7, Iwanami-shoten), 2011.
- 「4. 領土問題解決試案 – 欧州のオーランドモデルから」岩下明裕編『日本の国境・いかにこの「呪縛」を解くか』北海道大学出版会 (“An Investigational Plan to Resolve the Northern Territories Dispute: From the Åland Model of Europe”, in Akihiro Iwashita ed., Borders: How to Break the 'Spell'-Case of the Island Country Japan, Hokkaido University Press), 2010, pp.93-113.
- 「序」及び「編者あとがき」, 原編『「在外」日本人研究者がみた日本外交』藤原書店 (“Introduction” and “Postscript”, in Hara ed., Japanese Diplomacy through the Eyes of Japanese Scholars Overseas, Fujiwara-shoten), 2009, pp.i-iv, pp.273-278.
- 「6. 分割された東アジアと日本外交 - 歴史検討から諸問題解決の鍵を探る」原編『「在外」日本人研究者がみた日本外交』藤原書店 (“Divided East Asia and Japanese Diplomacy: Searching Keys in History Examination”, in Hara ed., Japanese Diplomacy through the Eyes of Japanese Scholars Overseas, Fujiwara-shoten), 2009, pp.161-179. [Revised and updated versions appeared in『環 ― 歴史・環境・文明 ― 特集・日米安保を問う』藤原書店 (KAN: History, Environment, Civilization --a quarterly journal on learning and the arts for global readership, Special Issue on the Japan-US Alliance, Vol.41, Spring 2010, pp.188-198) and 藤原書店編集部編『「日米安保」とは何か』藤原書店 (“Divided East Asia and Japanese Diplomacy”, editorial department of the Fujiwara-shoten, What is the Japan-US Security Treaty? Fujiwara Shoten, 2010, pp.163-180.)]
- “Introduction: Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot”, in Hara and Jukes eds. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot, Routledge, 2009, pp.1-14.
- “9. Envisioning Åland-Inspired Solutions for the Northern Territories Problem”, in Hara and Jukes eds. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot, Routledge, 2009, pp.113-124.
- “Norms, Structures and Japan’s ‘Northern Territories’ Policy”, in Keiko Hirata and Yoichiro Sato eds.,Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy, Palgrave, 2008, pp.72-92.
Recent Journal Articles
- "The San Francisco Peace Treaty and Frontier Problems in the Regional Order in East Asia A Sixty Year Perspective," The Asia- Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 17, No. 1, 2012.
- 「特別寄稿・ サンフランシスコ講和から六〇年‐対日平和条約と日本の領土問題」『環 ― 歴史・環境・文明 ―』藤原書店 (“Special Contribution・Sixty Years from the San Francisco Peace – the Japanese Peace Treaty and the Territorial Problems”, KAN: History, Environment, Civilization --a quarterly journal on learning and the arts for global readership, Vol.45, Spring 2011, pp.240-255.
- “Untying the Kurillian Knot: Toward an Åland-Inspired Solution for the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute”, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, June 2009
- 「北方領土問題を解決するためのオーランドモデル一試案」『新渡戸稲造の世界』(“An Åland application model to solve the Northern Territories problem”, Nitobe Inazo World), No. 17, 2008, pp.147-171. )
- “Micronesia and the Postwar Remaking of the Asia Pacific: “An American Lake”, The Asia-Pacific Journal:Japan Focus, August 2007.
- 「新渡戸裁定はアジア太平洋地域の紛争解決モデルになるか‐北方領土問題の事例研究として「オーランド・モデル」を検討する」『新渡戸稲造の世界』 (“Can Nitobe Settlement be a Conflict Resolution Model in the Asia-Pacific?: Examining the ‘Åland Model’ as a case study for the ‘Northern Territories’ Problem”, Nitobe Inazo World), No. 16, 2007, pp.45-51.)
- “Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: The Troubling Legacy of the San Francisco Treaty”, The Asia-Pacific Journal:Japan Focus, September 2007.
Recent Conferences and Invited Presentations (Selected)
- Keynote Address “Senkaku/Diaoyu in the San Francisco System: Past, Present and Future”, The China-Japan Border Dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands Symposium: Law, Economics, Nationalism, Politics, and Peace, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 19, 2013.
- “60 Years Later: The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia”, Stanford University, December 4, 2012.
- “60 Years Later: San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia”, Japan Foundation, Toronto, February 29, 2012.
- “The Korean War, the San Francisco Peace Treaty, and the Japanese-Soviet Relations”, Japan-Russia Joint History Project Conference, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, December 9-10, 2011.
- “The Continuing Legacies of the San Francisco System: Past, Present, and Future”, International Forum for Peace and Prosperity in North East Asia - Sixty Years after the San Francisco Peace Treaty, Peace, Conflict and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific, Columbia University, NY, USA, November 18, 2011.
- “60 Years from San Francisco: Post-War Japanese Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia”, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands, July 12, 2011.
- “Japan’s Territorial Problems”, the 14th Salzburg Global Seminar - Freeman Symposium 2011, Strengthening Cooperation Between the US and East Asia, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria Salzburg, Austria, June 17-22, 2011.
- “Japan and the Unresolved Problems in East Asia”, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, April 26, 2011.
- “The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Territorial Disputes in Southeast and Northeast Asia”, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, February 24, 2011.
- “San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia”, University of Tsukuba, Japan, December 9, 2010.
- “Re-thinking the Russo-Japanese Border in the Shifting Regional Order in East Asia”, Russia and Asia Pacific Multilateral Institutions Workshop, Center of Asia-Pacific and APEC Studies, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia, September 30 – October 2, 2010.
- “East Asian Cold War and the San Francisco Peace Treaty”, Institute of Japanese Studies, Kookumin University, Seoul, South Korea, August 3, 2010.
- “Toward the Solution of the Northern Territories Problem – A Global, Regional and Domestic Analysis”, Cornell University, USA. April 8, 2010.
- “Re-thinking the Northern Territories Issue in a Multilateral Framework: The San Francisco Peace Treaty, the Six Party Talk and an Applied Åland Model”, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, December 19, 2009.
- “Tokdo-Takeshima in the San Francisco System”, International Conference: Dokdo, Takeshima, Liancourt Rocks - Re-thinking Territorial Disputes in East Asia, SAIS-John Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA, June 26-27, 2009.
Professional Activities (Selected)
- Management Team, Japan Futures Initiative (JFI)
- Coordinator, K.C. Belair Centre (Asia-Pacific Studies) Series
- Associate, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
- Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar.
- Visiting Fellowships/Professorships: Kyoto University; International Institute for Asian Studies/University of Amsterdam; East-West Center; University of Tokyo; Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; Stockholm University; Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science.
Grants, Fellowships and Awards (Selected)
- Standard Research Grants, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Collaborative Research Award, Conference Grant, Publication Grants.
- Japan Foundation Grant for Intellectual Exchange Project.
- Japan Foundation Fellowship.
- Northeast Asia History Foundation Conference Grant.
- Matsushita International Foundation Research Grants.
- Social Science Research Council/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.
- Salzburg Global Seminar Freeman Fellowship.
- East-West Center Visiting Fellowship Award.
- University of Waterloo Institutional Grant.
- Renison Research Professorship/Asia-Pacific Project Grant.
- University of Calgary Distinguished Research Award,
- Research Excellence Envelope Award,
- Social Science Research Fellowship,
- Killam Resident Fellowship.
Courses Taught (Selected)
- International Relations of East Asia.
- International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.
- Politics and Diplomacy of Contempoary Japan.
- Contemporary Issues of East Asia.
- Introduction to International Relations.
- Historical Studies of International Relations.
- Supervising graduate students in the areas of East Asian Studies, History and Political Science.