Atsushi Ota

Name Atsushi Ota
Title Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University
Degree Ph.D. (History)(Leiden University)
Specialty Earlymodern and modern Southeast Asian history
Theme of Research Economic development on 19th-century insular Southeast Asia
Professional Career

Graduated from Faculty of Arts, Waseda University, March 1993

Completed the Master course (Art History), Waseda University, March 1996

Government scholarship student, September 1998 – April 1999; Advanced Master’s Program, September 1999 – August 2000; Ph. D. candidate, September 2000 – August 2005, CNWS, Leiden University

Associate Research Fellow, RCHA, Rutgers University, September 2005 – March 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, August 2006 – March 2008

Assistant Research Fellow, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, April 2008 – March 2012

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University, April 2012 -March 2016

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, April 2016 – to date

Selected publications

Changes of Regime and Social Dynamics in West Java: Society, State, and the Outer World of Banten, 1750-1830, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006.

“Cooperation, Compromise, and Network-making: State-Society Relationship in the Sultanate of Banten, 1750-1808,” Tonan Ajia: Rekishi to Bunka 37 (2008): 137-165.

“Eighteenth-century Southeast Asia and World Economy,” in Introduction to Maritime Asian History, ed. Shiro Momoki, Tokyo, Iwanami-shoten, 2008, pp. 145-158.

“Illicit Trade” in South Sumatra: Local Society’s Response to Trade Expansion, c. 1760-1800,” Taiwan Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 6-2 (2009): 3-42.

Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia, ed. with Okamoto Masaaki and Ahmad Suaedy, CSEAS, Kyoto, 2010.

“Pirates or Entrepreneurs? Migration and Trade of Sea People in Southwest Kalimantan, c. 1770-1820,” Indonesia 90 (2010): 67-96.

“Orthodoxy and Reconciliation: Islamic Strategies in the Kingdom of Banten, c. 1520-1813,” in Islam in Contention: Rethinking Islam and State in Indonesia, ed. Ota Atsushi et al, CSEAS, Kyoto, 2010, pp. 393-420.

“The Business of Violence: Piracy around Riau, Lingga, and Singapore, c.1820-1840,” in Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Historical Perspectives on Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas, ed. Robert Antony, Hong Kong University Press, 2010, pp. 127-141.

“Negative of Modernity, or a Stranger Incorporated: Pirates in the Nineteenth-century Malay Waters,” Gendai Shiso 39-10 (2011): 91-105.

“Indonesia in Memory: the Wartime Occupation in Japanese Novels,” Ajia Taiheiyo Tokyu 20 (2013): 121-136.