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Expertise

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Degrees

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies ( Japan)

Language skills

English, Dutch, Japanese (working languages), German, French, Finnish (receptive skills)

Projects


latest publications

Expertise

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Positions of responsibility

Adjunct Professor, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki

Work experience

Acting Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, University of Helsinki, 2009-2011
Project leader, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2007-2009
Adviser, ASEM6-secretariat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2006
Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2005-2006

Current projects at FIIA

East Asian regionalism
Major power relations in East Asia

Degrees

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies ( Japan)

Education

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Japan) 1999
MA, Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japan) 1995
Licentiate, University of Leuven (Belgium) 1989

Language skills

English, Dutch, Japanese (working languages), German, French, Finnish (receptive skills)

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Gaens, Bart (2018). Two decades of the Asia-Europe Meeting. In Gaens, Bart & Khandekar, Gauri ed(s): Inter-regional relations and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 9-32.

Gaens, Bart (2018). ASEM's process of enlargement and its implications. In Gaens, Bart & Khandekar, Gauri ed(s): Inter-regional relations and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. 173-190.

Gaens, Bart (2016). Comparing Japan and the European Union: the development cooperation policies of two civilian powers. In Asplund, Andre; Söderberg, Marie ed(s): Japanese Development Cooperation. The making of an aid Architecture Pivoting to Asia. Routledge. 141-158.

Gaens, Bart (2015). The future of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) : looking ahead into ASEM's third decade. In Gaens, Bart ed(s): 145.

Gaens, Bart & Vogt, Henri (2015). Sympathy or self-interest? : the development agendas of the European Union and Japan in the 2000s. In Bacon, Paul; Mayer, Hartmut; Nakamura, Hidetoshi ed(s): The European Union and Japan : a new chapter in civilian power cooperation? Farnham: Ashgate. 151-168.

Gaens, Bart (2015). ASEM enlargement: pitfalls and potential of an expanding partnership. In Gaens, Bart ed(s): The future of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) : looking ahead into ASEM's third decade. 65-85.

Gaens, Bart (2015). ASEM in the wake of the Milan Summit. In Hofmeister, Wilhelm; Rueppel, Patrick ed(s): The future of Asia-Europe cooperation. Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Gaens, Bart (2014). Japan, Europe and East Asian regionalism. In Liu Jianhui; Sano Mayuko ed(s): Rethinking “Japanese Studies” from Practices in the Nordic Region. Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.

Gaens, Bart (2014). Kiinan pelko ohjaa Japania. Ulkopolitiikka, 4:68-71.

Gaens, Bart Gaens (2013). Myanmarin nuorallatanssi. Ulkopolitiikka.

Gaens, Bart (2013). EU in Southeast Asia: An alternative to other powers? A stamp on the world -blog, 12.11.

Gaens, Bart (2012). Japan’s political power as reflected in Japanese Studies research. Gekkan Minpaku.

Gaens, Bart (2012). Myanmar avaa oviaan kurinalaisesti. Ulkopolitiikka.

Gaens, Bart (2012). The rise of interregionalisms: the case of the European Union’s relations with East Asia. The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms.

Jokela, Juha & Gaens, Bart (2012). Interregional relations and legitimacy in global governance: the EU in ASEM. Asia Europe Journal, 10.

Jokela, Juha; ,Gaens, Bart & ,Mattlin, Mikael ed(s) (2012). Asia-Europe Journal vol. 10.

Gaens, Bart; Jokela, Juha & Mattlin, Mikael (2012). Introduction: The EU’s Asia - renegotiating boundaries, renegotiating norms”, special issue of the Asia-Europe Journal. In Gaens, B; Jokela, J; Mattlin, M ed(s): The EU’s Asia - renegotiating boundaries, renegotiating norms.

Japanin ‘kolmoiskatastrofi’ historian ja kulttuurin näkökulmasta.

(R)emasculation of the Salaryman - Representations of Japanese White-Collar Employees in the Manga Shima Kôsaku.

Company Culture or Patinated Past? - The Display of Corporate Heritage in Sumitomo.

The development of the EU’s Asia strategy with special reference to China and India - Driving forces and new directions.

Jokela, Juha & Gaens, Bart (2009). Introduction. .

Europe-Asia Interregional Relations – A Decade of ASEM.

ASEM’s Institutional Infrastructure.

The Outcomes of the ASEM6 Summit in Helsinki.

ASEM as a Tool to ‘Bridge the Cultural Divide.

ASEM as an Economy-oriented Partnership.

ASEM’s Background and Rationale.

Puheenvuoro: Euroopalle lisää puhelinnumeroita.

All for One and One for All? Re-considering Collectivity in the Modernization of Japanese Business Firms.

ASEM in its Tenth Year – Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Beyond ASEM VI: Lessons for the Actors.

Nihon shûkyû (sakkâ) bunka no hensen” (The transformation of Japan’s football culture).

Who needs Japan anyway?

Chôja no yama – Kinseiteki keiei no Nichiô hikaku–” (Millionnaire’s Mountain – Early Modern Business Organization in Japan and Europe.

A Comparative Examination of Early Modern European and Japanese Business Units.

Family, Enterprise, and Corporation – The Organization of Izumiya-Sumitomo in the Tokugawa Period.

The Organization of Merchant Houses in Tokugawa Japan ¬– a Comparison with the Low Countries.

Sakkâ bunka to shakaiteki henka. Kosei jûshi suru wakamono no shinboru (Football culture and social change. The symbol of individualistic youth).

The Relation between family and Enterprise in Early Modern Japan - The House of Sumitomo as a Case Study.

"Kinsei, kindai ni okeru Sumitomoke no kakun to kahô – Kagyô keiei to no kanrensei ni tsuite” (“The Household Codes of Izumiya-Sumitomo in the Tokugawa and Meiji Periods and Their Relation to Business Management”).

Kinsei, kindai ni okeru Sumitomoke no kakun to kahô” (The Household Precepts of Izumiya-Sumitomo in the Tokugawa and Meiji Periods).