Research Theme :
Reconstruction of "World History"
HANEDA Masashi is Professor of History. His main topics of research are global/world history, history of the East Asian maritime world, Islamic urban studies, Iranian history of the 16th-18th centuries and studies of European travel accounts on Persia, etc. His current topic of research is on finding a new way of describing world history. He has organized a research group for these topics with the aid of the JSPS research funds. He has also established an international education and research network called Global History Collaborative with colleagues of Princeton, Berlin-Humboldt and Free and EHESS in Paris.
Among his publications are Asian Port Cities, 1600-1800. Local and Foreign Cultural Interactions (editor), NUS Press and Kyoto University Press, 2009,xvi+233p., Secularization et laicite (editor), University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, 2009, 109p., "Europeans at Bandar Abbas and the 'state' of Persia" in 17th and 18th Centuries", Iran und iranische geprakte Kulturen , Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2008, pp.85-93, "Emigration of Iranian Elites to India during the 16-18th Centuries", Cahiers d'Asie Centrale 3-4, 1997:129-143, "Modern Europe and the Creation of the "Islamic World"", International Journal of Asian Studies , 4/2, 2007, Higashi-indo-kaisha-to Ajia-no Umi (East India Companies and Asian Waters) , Kodansha, 2007 (in Japanese), "The Character of the Urbanisation of Isfahan in the Later Safavid Period" in Charles Melville ed., Safavid Persia , London & New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1996, 369-387, and Islamic Urban Studies: Historical Review and Perspectives , (co-editor), London: Kegan Paul International Ltd., 1994, xvii + 365 pp