Stefan Hübner (Huebner) is a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute. In spring 2016, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC, and at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC. His second book project is a global history of oceanic colonization projects (offshore oil, mariculture, futuristic projects, etc.). He received his Ph.D. from Jacobs University Bremen in 2014. His book—Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974—was published by National University of Singapore Press in April 2016. His Ph.D. research covered the impact of regional Asian sports events—established by the American YMCA—on Asian modernization and development processes, nationalisms, and pan-Asian sentiments. While doing his Ph.D. research, he was a research associate in a German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded research project at Jacobs University Bremen, a doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, and a doctoral fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo. His articles have been published by journals such as the Journal of World History, Itinerario, Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Diplomatic History, International History Review, Comparativ, the International Journal of the History of Sport, as well as in edited volumes. His ongoing projects include co-editing with Diego Olstein a special issue of the Journal of World History on “Civilizing Missions”.
This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.
Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Stefan Hübner, Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974. (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2016).
Stefan Hübner (associate ed.) / Diego Olstein (ed.), special issue of the Journal of World History 27,3 (2016).
Stefan Hübner, “Images of the Sportive Civilizing Mission: The Far Eastern Championship Games (1913-1934) and Asian Modernization in English-Language Philippine Newspapers.” In: Journal of World History 27,3 (2016).
Stefan Hübner, “Donors and the Global Sportive ‘Civilizing Mission’: Asian Athletics, American Philanthropy, and YMCA Media (1910s-1920s),” in: Itinerario 40,1, 29-54 (2016).
Areas of Expertise: Global/ Transnational/ International History (19th and 20th Century)
Modernization and Development Policy
Colonialism, Decolonization, and "Civilizing Missions"
History of the Ocean
Research Topic: City Upon the Sea. Global Capitalism from Offshore Oil to Humanity's Colonization of the Ocean