Below I have made available downloads or links to online versions of some of my research. Please keep in mind that, in the case of unpublished writings and conference presentations, the editing is very rough and are usually reports on research in progress:

PhD Dissertation:

Wartime Atrocities and the Politics of Treason in the Ruins of the Japanese Empire, 1937-1953

Advisor: Andrew Gordon
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Universal Crime, Particular Punishment: Trying the Atrocities of the Japanese Occupation as Treason in the Philippines, 1947-1953 Comparativ - Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 3.13, 57-77. Journal Issue Home | Repository

Presentations and Lectures

2015.2.21 Managing International Projects in the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Modularity, and Longevity

Talk given at "Digital Humanities and the Maoist Legacy: Challenges and Opportunities," a conference at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

2014.12.4 Treason in Two Republics: Comparing Political Retribution in China and South Korea 1945-1953

Talk given to the East Asian Lunch Seminar of the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo, Norway

2014.3.19 From Executions to Education: Traitor Elimination Work in Shandong Province, 1938-1947

Talk given at the China Studies Forum at the University of Edinburgh.

2014.3.6 Japan and East Asia in Post-war “Moral Re-Armament” 1945-1960

Talk given for the Japan Forum Lecture Series at the University of Leeds

2014.2.21 The Good, the Bad, and the Repatriated: Koreans in Transwar Shandong, 1940-1947

Talk given for the SOAS University of Londong Centre for Korean Studies seminar series.

2014.2.20 Universal Crime, Particular Punishment: Trying the Atrocities of the Japanese Occupation as Treason in the Philippines, 1947-1953

Talk delivered for the Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar at Birkbeck University of London. Based on published article. Read More

2013.11.19 Open Access and MOOCs

Presentation delivered for "Max Weber Programme 8th Academic Careers Observatory Conference" at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Read More

2013.6.29 Treason, Torture, and Other Troubles: U.S Police Reforms in the Aftermath of Japanese Empire

Presentation and paper for conference "The State, Violence and the Rule of Law in Korean-Japanese History" at Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands. Read More

2013.3.23 Inheriting Treason: 'Merging with the Enemy and Puppets' in Shandong, China 1945-1948

Presentation delivered at the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

2013.1.25 Martyrs and Murderers: The Korean Police Prepare for War, 1946-1950

Talk given for the SOAS University of London Centre of Korean Studies seminar.

2012.3.16 Give us Work and Retribution: The Mass Politics of Treason in Qingdao, Seoul and Manila 1945-1949

Presentation delivered at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. Available for download soon.

2011.6.18 Packages in Hard Times: ‘Amerikapakker’ and Remittances in a Shoebox of Norwegian Letters, 1945-1948

Presentation delivered at the Norwegian American Historical Association Norway 2011 conference at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Presentation As Delivered: PDF. Presentation Slides: Keynote | PDF. Source Archive: A Shoebox of Norwegian Letters.

2011.4.1 Utopians in Defeat: Ishiwara Kanji, Yan Xishan, and a World United

Presentation delivered at the 2011 Association for Asian Studies annual conference for the panel "Interrogating Ideology and National Identity in Colonial, Wartime and Postwar East Asia."

2011.1.8 A Tea Party for Hitler: Raja Mahendra Pratap’s Confessed Opportunism

Delivered at the American Historical Association annual meeting, Boston for the "Illiberal Modernism 1900–50: A Global Moment?" Presentation As Delivered: PDF.

2010.11.6 The ‘Democratic Police’ under US Military Occupation: Torture and Reform in Japan and Korea, 1945-54

Delivered at the New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies at the University of Vermont. Presentation As Delivered: PDF.

2010.6.14 Jobs for Traitors: Debates over Retaining Police Tainted with Collaboration in Shandong, China and Southern Korea, 1945-1948

Delivered at the 2010 Flying University of Transnational Humanities, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. Based on my archival research in Shandong and Korea. Talk delivered from notes, no full text.

2010.5.11 Will East Asian Community create a utopia? International Herald Tribune / The Asahi Shimbun

Translation of below 東アジア共同体はユートピアに終わる?「友愛」の歴史的考察 printed for Asahi's selection of articles in its English language collaboration with the IHT. Online Version (Posted 2010.5.11)

2010.4.16 東アジア共同体はユートピアに終わる?「友愛」の歴史的考察 Asahi Globe

Commissioned article commenting on Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama's idea of an "East Asian Community" from a historical perspective with reference to the ideas of Richard Nicolas Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (1886-1979). Online version (Posted 2010.4.28)

2010.2.5 Pan-Asianism or World Federalism? Raja Mahendra Pratap and the Japanese Empire, 1925-1945

Delivered at Columbia University 2010 East Asia Graduate Student Conference. Presentation As Delivered: PDF Presentation Slides: PDF

2008.4.6 The ‘Pro-Japanese’ Police in Early Post-Liberation South Korea 1945-1950”

Delivered at the 2009 Fulbright Korea Conference, Jeju, South Korea. Presentation As Delivered: PDF Handout: PDF Presentation Slides: Keynote

2008.2.29 Dealing with Treason: Retribution against Collaborators in Korea from a Comparative Perspective, 1945-1951

Lecture delivered for the Fulbright Forum. Fulbright Building, Seoul, South Korea. Lecture As Delivered: PDF Handout: PDF Lecture Slides: Keynote

2006.4.1 The Persistence of Transnational Idealism in Early Postwar Japan, 1945-1949

Delivered at "Political Trauma and Restoration: An Interdisciplinary Conference" University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. Presentation As Delivered: PDF Paper in Progress: PDF Presentation Slides: Keynote