Ibaraki University's
Institute for Liberal Arts Education
Department of Arts and Sciences


Kim Kwangnam

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  1. Assistant Researcher,Institute of Social Sciences at Waseda University. 1988/04-1992/03
  2. Guest lecturer,the School of Political Science and Sociology of Indonesia University. 1993/02-1994/02
  3. Associate Professor,Faculty of Humanities,University of Ibaraki. 1994/04-Present
  4. Irregular lecturer,the School of Southeast Asia,Faculty of Foreign Languages of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 1997/04-1999/03
  5. Guest Researcher,Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Australia. 2000/04-2001/03
  6. 早稲田大学アジア研究機構・客員研究員 2008/04/01-2010/03/31

Academic background

  1. Sophia University Graduate School, Division of Foreign Language the Graduate Program in International Relations Doctor course 1992/03 Withdrawn after completion of required course credits
  2. Waseda University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Social Science 1980 Graduated
  3. Waseda University Graduate School, Division of Politics Political Science Master course 1987 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. Master's Degree of Political Science Waseda University

Current state of research and teaching activities

Giving lectures on East-Southeast Asian Societies, Islam and Politics in Indonesia, Historical International Relations between Korea and Japan.
Research activities for Indonesian Area Studies, Acehnese History, and the Relationship between Asian Societies and Japan.

Research Areas

  1. Area Studies
  2. History on East Asian International Relations

Research keywords

  1. indonesia,korea,japan,international relations,East Asian Studies

Subject of research

  1. The Development for Fuel Resources in the Japanese Colonial Empire 2004-2017


  1. Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution) Only The Takashima mine under the Goto's operation following after the government control Kim Kwangnam 茨城大学全学教育機構論集 大学教育研究 1, 79-95 2018/03
  2. (MISC) Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution) Only (Research Notes) The Coalmine Policy in Japan between 1859 and 1874 Kim Kwangnam Bulletin of The College of Humanities Ibaraki University : Studies in Social Sciences 59, 71-88 2015/02/27 1344-0160
  3. (MISC) Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution) Only A Reflection on the Japanese patriot's view on Korea in Late Tokugawa Era ; with special attention to Yoshida Shouin Kim Kwangnam 茨城大学人文学部紀要、社会科学論集 54, 29-47 2012/09/28 1344-0160 本論文は吉田松陰を通じて幕末教養人の朝鮮観を考える論考である。いわゆる教養人の朝鮮観は遅くとも徳川幕府発足から形成され継承されてきた。吉田松陰の朝鮮観もその思想的伏流の延長線上にあるものと言えよう。松陰は当時の幕藩体制に迫りくる内憂外患に対処するため二方向から接近した。すなわち攘夷と尊王である。松陰の攘夷策は、日本が強兵を養い積極的に朝鮮・アジアへ打って出る雄略によって列強の干渉を防ぐというものだった。さらに松陰の尊王は、継承された神話的物語に依る「日本優越・朝鮮蔑視」観を内包する国体論であった。これが松陰が継承した伝統的な朝鮮観に他ならない。すなわち「日本書紀」による国体の言説そのものがこの朝鮮観を不可欠な構成要素としているからだ。かくして歴史的に継承された国体論は、「中華日本」の外夷に位置すると想定した蝦夷・琉球・朝鮮を服属させる万世一系の天皇の絶対支配下に国民を統合し内憂を解消し、朝鮮・アジアを侵略して外患を防ぐという「富国強兵」政策を思想的に支えたものであった。
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Only A Study of Japanese Diplomacy with Asia in the Early Meiji Period; from the period of the Meiji Restoration until the Taiwan Expedition of 1874 Kim Kwang-Nam The Journal of Eurasian Studies 8/ 4, 141-171 2011/12/31 This paper investigates how the Japanese leaders’ efforts for “independence” were linked with the Japanese “expansion” in Asia by focusing on their foreign understanding and their policies toward Asia. Those leaders did make plans and lead the formation of the modern Japanese nation state in the early Meiji era. This study clarifies the linkage in the analysis of diplomatic archives, diaries, opinion papers, and letters of the leaders written around the time of the Meiji Restoration up until 1874. First, the foreign recognition of Shoin Yoshida is discussed. He seems to have had profound influence on the thought of the Japanese leaders in their youth in the late Tokugawa period. Next, the foreign recognition of the new Meiji government’s leaders, mainly Tomomi Iwakura and Takayoshi Kido, is summarized in the continuity of former times. Then, the following chapter discusses Iwakura Mission’s attempts for revising the unequal treaty between Japan and Western powers, as well as some of their experiences in Western nations. After the mission returned to Tokyo, some members including Iwakura, Ookubo, and Kido set about proceeding preparations for the conquest of Korea. Their plan for Korea is examined with consideration to how their experience in Western nations affected it. In the final chapter, problems in Taiwan invasion are investigated in detail through Ookubo's diary. He was a prime leader, as well as a chief representative in the negotiations on Taiwan affairs with the Chinese government. In the process of studying each fact, it will be clear that how Japanese diplomacy toward China have connected with the strategy for Korea and the Sakhalin issue accompanied by Russian pressure. At the same time, it will be acknowledged that Japan's diplomacy with Asia has been influenced in some degree by British and US interests at that time. In conclusion, this paper shows that the early Meiji government has gotten the strategy to hold the full independence by shifting the pressure of the Western power, especially Russian’s, to Asian regions, depending on Anglo-Saxon powers to a certain extent. In addition, this study mentions ideological background with which the Japanese government has expanded over Asian regions.
  5. (MISC) Other article Joint 「人間の尊厳」からの再出発 Testuji Ito, Toshiya Yamamoto, et al. 『日韓;傷ついた関係の修復』 129-136 2011/11/20

Research presentations

  1. Oral presentation(general) Korea in the Perspective of Contemporary Southeast Asia Dispatched from Korea:Diffusion of Korea's Cultural Power in East Asia 2006/02/25
  2. Oral presentation(general) 「大東亜戦争」の歴史的解釈の再検討 「第2回東アジア比較法学国際シンポジウム」 2002/09

Alloted class

  1. An Introduction to Political Theory in East Asia

Memberships of academic societies

  1. The Historical Science Society of Japan 2013/05/01-Present
  2. Peace Studies Association of Japan 2010/09-2012/03
  3. The Association of Korean-Japanese National Studies 2008/04-Present
  4. Asia-Europe Perspective Association 2008/01-Present
  5. The Political Science and Economics Association of Ibaraki University 1994/04-Present

Committee Career

  1. Asia-Europe Perspective Association 学会誌『ユーラシア研究』政治・外交分科編集委員 2008/01-Present