Dr. Masato Hasegawa
Ecology, borderlands, and technology in early modern East Asia
Masato Hasegawa is Assistant Professor of History at National Taiwan University. He studied History at Yale University and was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2016-2019). He specializes in the history of technology and the environment in early modern East Asia, and his current research focuses on the intersections of bureaucratic knowledge, war mobilization, and ecology in in the Sino-Korean borderland of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The project Rhythms of War and Farming in Early Modern China and Korea examines the conceptions, structures, and experiences of timeliness in war and farming in the Sino-Korean borderland of the 16th and 17th centuries. Through analysis of Chinese and Korean sources on the planning and implementation of war mobilization, this project assesses how war caused friction in the manner in which seasonal timeliness in farming was conceptualized and experienced both at the state and local levels and how the awareness of seasonal rhythms was shaped by changes in the natural environment.
From 2019 | Assistant Professor of History, National Taiwan University
2016-2019 | Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
2013-2016 | Visiting Assistant Professor of History, New York University
2005-2013 | PhD in History, Yale University
“Measuring Reliability in the Wartime Transport of Provisions: The Case of Mao Yuanyi (1594-1641).” Ming Studies 80 (2019): 2-30.
“War, Commerce, and Tributary Relations in the Sino-Korean Borderland of the Late Sixteenth Century.” In The Ming World, edited by Kenneth M. Swope, 481-99. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2019.
“War, Supply Lines, and Society in the Sino-Korean Borderland of the Late Sixteenth Century.” Late Imperial China 37, no. 1 (2016): 109-52.