On Monday 14th May Professor Arthur Stockwin, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at Oxford University gave a talk as part of the East Asia Seminar Series.
Bio: Arthur Stockwin was born in Birmingham, holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D in International Relations from the Australian National University in Canberra. As a doctoral student he began to specialise in the politics and foreign policy of Japan and wrote a thesis entitled: “The Neutralist Policy of the Japanese Socialist Party”.
Between 1964 and 1981 he taught in the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University. In 1982 he returned to the United Kingdom, to take up the position of Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, and Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at Oxford University. He retired in 2003 but has continued to be active in research and writing, largely on matters relating to Japan.
His publications include:
The Japanese Socialist Party and Neutralism (1968);
Governing Japan (1975, 1982, 1989, 2008);
Dynamic and Immobilist Politics in Japan (editor and part-author, 1988);
Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (2003);
The Writings of J.A.A.Stockwin (2 vols., 2012).
Rethinking Japan (with Kweku Ampiah), forthcoming 2017.