慶應義塾大学経済学部 / 准教授
Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Associate Professor
OTA Atsushi is associate professor in economic history at Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. Having obtained his PhD (history) at Leiden University in 2005, Ota Atsushi worked at the Research Center of Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, as Associate Research Fellow in 2005-06, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the National University of Singapore as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2006-08, at the Research Center of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) as Assistant Research Fellow in 2008-12, and at the Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University as Associate Professor in 2012-16. He is currently interested in nineteenth-century trade and migration in the Netherlands East Indies, the relationship between piracy and state formation in nineteenth-century Eurasia, and the agricultural development in colonial North Sulawesi. He was awarded the 4th Southeast Asian History Prize for his Changes of Regime and Social Dynamics in West Java: Society, State, and the Outer World of Banten, 1750-1830, (Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2006), and the 12th Japan Society for Promotion of Science Prize and the 12th Japan Academy Medal for his study on early-modern and modern Indonesia, which resulted in his Transformation of Early-modern Southeast Asian World: Global Economy and Local Society of Java (Nagoya University Press, 2014).