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  SPANG Christian W.   Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of English Language(Graduate School of Foreign Languages English Linguistics)   Professor
■ Present specialized field
  Western history, History of Japan, International relationship theory, Foreign language education (Key Word:German-Japanese Relations, Geopolitics, Karl Haushofer, German East Asiatic Society (OAG)) 
■ Main Subject
German language classes (all levels), Culture & Society of the German Speaking Area, Seminar: European Countries, Graduate School: Studies in (European) Languages and Cultures (Ph.D. level) etc.
■ Academic background
1. 1990/10~1991/02 Friedrich-Alexander-Unviversity Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) Faculty of Letters (Philosphische Fakultaet) Unfinished
2. 1991/03~1991/06 Kings' School, Bournemouth (England) Graduated Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
3. 1991/10~1993/06 Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) Faculty of Letters (Philosphische Fakultaet) Graduated Zwischenpruefung (B.A. equivalent)
4. 1993/07~1993/08 University of Burgundy, Dijon (France) Studying abroad
5. 1993/10~1994/07 Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) Faculty of Letters Studying abroad
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■ Business career
1. 2000/10~2006/03 International Christian University (ICU) Institute of Asian Cultural Studies (IACS) Research Assistant (10/2000-3/2002), Research Associate (4/2003-3/2006)
2. 2001/03~2004/03 International Christian University ICU High School Adjunct Lecturer
3. 2001/09~2005/03 Hosei University Faculty of Sociology, Faculty of Economics Adjunct Lecturer
4. 2004/04~2009/03 Sophia University: Faculty of Foreign Languages: German Department; Faculty of Letters: Department of German Literature, Center for the Teaching of Foreign Languages in General Education Adjunct Lecturer
5. 2005/04~2009/03 Dokkyo University: Faculty of Foreign Languages, German Department, Adjunct Lecturer
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■ Committee and society
1. 2012/04~2014/03 Insititute for Research in Language Teaching
2. 2014/04~2016/03 Insititute for Research in Language Teaching
3. 2016/04~ member
4. 2019/04/01~2021/03 Insititute for Research in Language Teaching Chair
■ Belonging society
1. 1998/11~ German East Asiatic Society
2. 2001/05~2004/12 ∟ Board Member
3. 2003/05~ ∟ Chair: OAG history committee
4. 2007/05~ ∟ Member of the Publications Committee
5. 2019/05~ ∟ board member
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■ Winning science prize
1. 2009/10 Gerhard-Ritter-Award, Albert-Ludwigs-Universtity Freiburg im Breisgau (URL: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/universitaet/portrait/ehrungen-und-preise/preise/preis/280/Gerhard-Ritter-Preis?set_language=de)
■ Books and Papers
1. Book Karl Haushofer and the OAG. German-Japanese Networks in the First Half of the 20th Century  (Single)  2018/03
2. Book Karl Haushofer and Japan. The reception of his geopolitical theories in German and Japanese politics  (Single)  2013/06
3. Book Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan: Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Basingstoke / New York: Palgrave Macmillan)  (Collaboration)  2016/01
4. Book Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945. War, Diplomacy and Public Opinion (London / New York: Routledge)  (Collaboration)  2006/03
5. Book Ricky W. Law, Transnational Nazism. Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919-1936, Cambridge: UP, 2019. ISBN-13: 9781108474634.  (Single)  2021
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■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2021/11/30 The German East Asiatic Society (OAG) in Shanghai (Symposium on the Outbreak of the Pacific War and the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai)
2. 2021/10/22 (Fleeing the Nazis: the Blessed Exiles of Asia?)
3. 2021/10/01 The Japanese Members of the German East Asiatic Society (OAG) (45th German Studies Association (GSA) Conference)
4. 2021/08/24 Friedrich Ratzel's ideas in Karl Haushofer's writings and in the Zeitschrift fuer Geopolitik (Villa Geo- and Biopolitical Concepts of Order in the Age of the World Wars: On the International Reception of Friedrich Ratzels Theories)
5. 2021/07/27 India within Karl Haushofer's writing and thinking (26th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS))
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■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 1999/06 Karl Haushofer (1869-1946) and Japan. His influence on German-Japanese relations in the inter-war period (DIJ Tokyo) (Tokyo, Japan)
2. 2001/06 The Unification of Germany and the Integration of Europe (Saitama Prefecture, Kazo City)
3. 2002/01 Karl Haushofer and Japanese Geopolitics. His influence on Post World War I Japanese-German Relations (Tokyo, Mitaka)
4. 2002/07 Germany and Japan - Similarities and Differences (Saitama Prefecture, Kazo City)
5. 2002/11 Geopolitis and Alliance Policy - Karl Haushofer's Influence on Pre-War German-Japanese Relations (Kyoto)
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■ Exhibition, concert, and athletic meet
1. 2009/03/10~2009/03/29 Der europaeische Blick auf Japan III (Nara Prefectural Library and Information Center)
2. 2021/07/27~ 160 Jahre Deutsch-Japanische Freundschaft (online)
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2012/11/27 Organisation of a special lecture for the Institute for Research in Language Teaching: Assistant Professor Jeroen Bode (Tsukuba University): "Translation: Communication Between Languages"
2. 2012/12/12 Special lecture by Ralf Degen (Hitotsubashi University): The background and the current state of the German decision to stop using nuclear power stations
3. 2013/04/18 Siegfried Berliner (1884 - 1961) A German Professor in Japan
4. 2013/11/17 Organisation of a special lecture for the Institute for Research in Language Teaching: Dr. Michael Wachutka (Tuebingen Center for Japanese Studies): "About the German Translations of the Kojiki"
5. 2014/06/20 Organisation of a special lecture for the Institute for Research in Language Teaching: Professor Emerita Keiko Nakagome: "The drama "There is no light over Fukushima" by Nobel Prize winner Hertha Mueller"
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■ Department laboratory expense researcher number
  70547108
■ ReaD Researcher code
  read014746
■ Abroad career
1. 2001/12~2002/09 German Institute for Japanese Studies Ph.D. research
2. 2018/04/01~2019/03/31 Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, Japanese Department Research (Sabbatical)
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■ Home Page
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