Department of History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University



About the research

My research focuses on the international relations of East Asia, in particular Japan and its relations with China and the United States. I have published articles and chapters on a variety of topics including regional territorial disputes, military bases, and US influence on Japanese policy-making. I am also interested in how international politics affects everyday life in a range of ways, from food consumption to the environment as well as rural policy and immigration. These interests led to the publication of a co-authored monograph, Regional Risk and Security in Japan: Whither the everyday, and a forthcoming chapter on Japan’s agriculture and trade policy. In 2015 I also co-edited a volume on risk, Risk State: Japan's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty, together with colleagues based in Japan and in the United Kingdom. We were awarded a Tohoku Creativity Grant this year, and will organize two workshops examining the discourse of Japan’s ‘decline’ and what this means both domestically and in terms of its position in world.


Books (2)
Editorships (1)
Articles (5)
Book chapters (3)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (2)

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Paul O'shea

Associate Senior Lecturer
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Department of History

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E-mail paul.osheaace.luse

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