OSAWA (OHSAWA) Hajime is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Area Studies at the College of International Studies, Chubu University, Japan. He is also a visiting research fellow of the Toyo Bunko (The Oriental Library). His main research interest is Chinese modern/contemporary history of education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2010. His doctoral dissertation is titled The Socio-Political History of School Education in Modern China: Focusing on Primary and Middle School Education in the Lower Yang-zi Delta Under the Party-state Regime, 1928-1958. Osawa received his B.A. in History from Kokugakuin University and then received his M.A. in Political Science from Keio University. During his doctoral studies, he conducted research in Shanghai for two years. He has also conducted library and archival research at the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records of the National Archives of Japan and the Documentation Center for China Studies, Toyo Bunko.