Martin Dusinberre

Martin Dusinberre, Prof. Dr.

Office KO2 F 167

Tel.: +41 44 (0) 634 38 63

Curriculum vitae

since 2015 Chair for Global History (18th to 20th centuries, with a focus on Asia), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012–2014  Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", University of Heidelberg, Germany
2008–2014 Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University, UK
2008 DPhil History, University of Oxford, UK (St. Antony's College)
2003–2005 MEXT-funded research student, Kyushu University, Japan
2002 MA Japanese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
1998 MA and BA Modern History, University of Oxford, UK (Trinity College)



Dusinberre, M. (2012). Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press).
Reviewed in:
History Workshop Journal 79, 2 (2015), The Journal of Asian Studies 73, 2 (2014), The American Historical Review 119, 2 (2014), The Journal of Japanese Studies 40, 1 (2014), Japanese Studies 33, 3 (2013), Pacific Affairs 86, 3 (2013), The Journal of Economic History 73, 2 (2013), The Journal of Social History 46, 4 (2013), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 43, 4 (2013), The Japan Times (February 17, 2013), Monumenta Nipponica 67, 2 (2012), Japan Forum 24, 3 (2012), The Japan Society Review 38, 7, 2 (April 2012).

Refereed articles

Dusinberre, M. ‘Japan, Global History and the Great Silence’, History Workshop Journal 83, 1 (2017): 130–150.
Dusinberre, M. ‘Circulations of labor, bodies of work: a Japanese migrant in Meiji Hawai’i’, Historische Anthropologie, 24, 2 (2016): 194–217.
Dusinberre, M., and Wenzlhuemer, R. ‘Being in Transit: Ships and Global Incompatibilities‘, Journal of Global History 11, 2 (2016): 155–162.
Dusinberre, M. ‘Writing the On-board: Meiji Japan in Transit and Transition’. Journal of Global History 11, 2 (2016): 271–294.
Dusinberre, M. (2013). ‘Janus and the Japanese Empire’. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 14, 1
Dusinberre, M. (2012). ‘DIMBY: Kaminoseki and the making/breaking of modern Japan’. The Asia-Pacific Journal, vol. 10, issue 32, no. 1
Dusinberre, M., and D. P. Aldrich (2011). ‘Hatoko Comes Home: Civil Society and Nuclear Power in Japan’. The Journal of Asian Studies, 70, 3: 683–705.
Dusinberre, M. (2008). ‘Unread relics of a transnational “hometown” in rural western Japan’. Japan Forum, 20, 3: 305–335.

Refereed book chapters

Dusinberre, M. ‘Overseas Migration, 1868–1945,’ in Sven Saaler and Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2017).
Dusinberre, M. ‘Of World History and Great Men: A Japanese Village and its Worlds’, in Tosh Minohara, Tze-ki Hon and Evan Dawley (eds.), The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 372–393.
Dusinberre, M. (2013). ‘Searching for furusato in Kaminoseki’, in Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George (eds.), Japan since 1945: from Postwar to Post-Bubble (London, New York: Bloomsbury), pp. 47–65.
Dusinberre, M., A. David, N. Evans, P. Matanle and S. Mizohata (2011). ‘Introducing Japan’s Shrinking Regions’, in Peter Matanle, Anthony S. Rausch and the Shrinking Regions Research Group, Community Decline and Revitalization in Japan’s Shrinking Regions: Impacts, Implications and Responses (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press), pp. 17–38.

Media Articles

Dusinberre, M. ‘Flyover History: Trumpism and the Challenge for Historians,’ Geschichte der Gegenwart, November 29, 2016.
Dusinberre, M. ‘Mr. Abe’s Local Legacy and the Future of Nuclear Power in Japan’. The Asia-Pacific Journal, December 23, 2012.
Dusinberre, M. ‘After Fukushima, Japan’s authority myth is crumbling’.
The Guardian, August 8, 2011.
Dusinberre, M. ‘Is Japan Really Winding Back on Nuclear Power’. The Guardian, May 12, 2011.
Dusinberre, M. ‘Nuclear power in Japan: the longer view’. History Workshop Online, March 22, 2011.
Dusinberre, M. ‘How Japan's nuclear industry got here’., March 18, 2011, syndicated to Reuters.