PEAK Staff Profile

Pattajit Tangsinmunkong,
Assistant Professor – Japan in East Asia



Prof. Pattajit Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), the University of Tokyo since 2022. I was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and earned my B.A. in Chinese Major at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Subsequently, I served as the Secretary to the Ambassador at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing from 2010 to 2012. I pursued my M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University.
My research centers on comparative historical narratives and international perceptions (対外認識) in Southeast and East Asia. Currently, I am teaching the course “Southeast Asia in Global Context” at JEA. In this class, I aim to delve into historical narratives and mutual perceptions among countries in East and Southeast Asia with my students. The objective is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the interconnections and the distinctive cultural values that each nation espouses.

Research Interests

Comparative historical narratives and international perceptions in Southeast and East Asia, Southeast Asia and the major powers, conflict and reconciliation

Selected Publications

Pattajit Tangsinmunkong. “Reincarnation of the ‘Devil’: Changing Thai Perceptions of China from the 1960s to the 2010s”(2021) in The new perspectives on international studies in Asia- Pacific. Tokyo: Waseda University Press, 71-90.

タンシンマンコン・パッタジット(Pattajit Tangsinmunkong). (2023) 「反日運動からジャパナイゼーションへ ―1970~ 1990 年代のタイにおける対日認識転換の再検討―」[From Anti-Japanese Movements to a Wave of “Japanization”: Reexamination of the Changes in the Thai Perception of Japan during the 1970s–1990s] 『東南アジア研究』Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 61 (1), 3-34.

タンシンマンコン・パッタジット(Pattajit Tangsinmunkong). (2020) 「タノーム政権期におけるタイの対中認識と政策の変化―「敵対」と「和解」の論理を中心に―」[Thai perception of China during the Thanom Administration (1963–1973): Focusing on the Logic of ‘Hostilities’ and ‘Rapprochement.’] 『東南アジア研究』Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 58 (1), 1-30.

タンシンマンコン・パッタジット(Pattajit Tangsinmunkong). (2017). 「1970年代のタイにおける反日運動—その原因の再検討—」[A Reanalysis of the Anti-Japanese Movement in Thailand during the 1970s.] 『ソシオサイエンス』Waseda Review of Socio-science, 23, 45-61.