IVINGS, Steven Edward（アイビンス スティーブン エドワード）
- London School of Economics, PhD in Economic History
- 【大学院】Academic Writing & Discussion, Field Research in Japan
- Colonial Settlement and Migratory Labour in Karafuto 1905-1941, PhD Thesis in Economic History (Open-access via London School of Economics: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/1072/ )
- Kirchberger, Ulrike. & Ivings, Steven (eds.) Global Diasporas in the Age of High Imperialism. Bern: Peter Lang, 2017
- “”The Economic Reintegration of Former Colonial Residents in Postwar Japan,” French, Thomas. (ed.) The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives. London: Routledge. 2017
- “Recruitment and Coercion in Japan’s Far North: Evidence from Colonial Karafuto’s Forestry and Construction Industries, 1910-37”, Labor History Vol. 57 No. 2 2016
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I was trained in Economic History (BSc. & PhD) at the London School of Economics, with an interlude studying an MA in Japanese Studies (major, Japanese history) at the School of Oriental and African Studies. During this time I developed a strong interest on the socioeconomic history of East Asia, in particular Japan, and reflecting this my research has come to focus on several topics, including colonial and postcolonial migration in Northeast Asia, colonial economic development, and migratory labour (dekasegi). More recently I have also begun conducting research on the local impact of Japan’s integration into global trade in the mid-to-late nineteenth century through the lens of Hakodate, one of Japan’s first open trading ports (often known as "treaty ports"). Although this study is still in its infancy, I hope it can help nuance our understanding of commercial interactions in the treaty port setting, and the impact of international trade on local productive systems.
Originally from London, I have previously taught at Heidelberg University (Germany) and the London School of Economics (UK) in subjects such as global economic history, the socioeconomic history of East Asian industrialization, and comparative courses on colonial and postcolonial migration. In my classes, I try to incorporate the interests and ideas of all students on a given topic, and also try to make the format as interactive as possible. I’m looking forward to seeing you in class!