Dr Lionel Babicz
PhD (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris)
Room 546, Brennan MacCallum Building A18
+61 2 9351 6765
Lionel Babicz teaches and carries out research in modern Japanese history, particularly the history of Japanese-Korean relations and the intellectual history of the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Dr Babicz was a lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a researcher at the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo. He is also associate researcher at the Japan Research Center of L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
- Modern history
- Japanese-Korean relations
- Meiji intellectual history
- Lionel Babicz is currently working on a comparative study of the Japan-Korea / France-Algeria colonial and post-colonial couples; a general survey of the Japanese-Korean relationship in the 19th and 20th centuries; and a study of 11 February 1889 - the day of the promulgation of the Meiji Constitution.
Dr Babicz is the author of “Le Japon face à la Corée à l’époque Meiji” (2002), a study of the Japanese visions of Korea in the Meiji period. Among his other publications is a chapter on “The Starting Point of Modern Japanese-Korean Relations: The Letter Incident of 1869” (Turning Points in Japanese History, 2002). Dr Babicz has also contributed the entry on “Japanese-Korean Relations” in the “Encyclopedia of Modern Asia” (2002).
Lionel Babicz has recenly edited, in collaboration with Kenmochi Hisaki and Kosuge Nobuko, a Japanese book on the attempts at writing a common history in East Asia and the Franco-German experience: “Rekishi ninshiki kyōyū no chihei: Futsudoku kyōtsū kyōkasho to Nitchūkan no kokoromi.” (Akashi shoten, 2009).
Some other recent publications of Lionel Babicz:
- “Une nouvelle puissance nucléaire?”, La vie des idées, no. 20 (2007).
- “Japon, Chine, Corée : vers une conscience historique commune?”, Ebisu, no. 37 (2007).
- “1889, la première Constitution”, L’Histoire no. 333 (2008).
- “Japon-Corée: De vaines excuses?” Raison Publique , no. 10 (2009): 17-28.
- “South Korea, Japan, and China: In Search of a Shared Historical Awareness.” In Global Korea: Old and New - Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference Korean Sudies Association of Australasia. Edited by Duk-Soo Park. Sydney, 2009.
- “Japon-Corée: l’interminable après-guerre”, Géostratégiques, no. 26 (2010).
- JPNS1611 Japanese 1: Language and Culture component
- ASNS1602 Modernity in Asia
- ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
- ASNS6910 War and Peace in East Asia
- Modern Japanese history (including nationalism, colonialism, and militarism)
- Japanese-Korean relations
- Japanese interactions with Asia
- Modern Japanese thought