Japan

Takano Asako 高野麻子. Fingerprinting and Modernity: Control of Moving Bodies and Technology of Governance 『指紋と近代——移動する身体の管理と統治の技法』.Tokyo: Misuzu shobō, 2016. Reviewed by Hiro Fujimoto (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo; 2016-17 HYI Visiting Fellow) In the late nineteenth century, Henry Faulds, a...More
日佔時期 (1919-1945) 關東州恩賜財團慈惠資金與兒童奬學資金之社會救濟、醫療保護及兒童教育措施 [Social Relief, Medical Services and Childhood Education Work of the Charity Funds and Child Scholarship Funds of the Imperial Gift Foundation in Guandong Province under the Japanese Occupation, 1919-1945] ( Joseph Siu Kam-wah , Chinese...More
Ando Takemasa 安藤丈将. New Left Movements and Civil Society: Legacies of the 1960s 『ニューレフト運動と市民社会――「六〇年代」の思想のゆくえ』. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, 2013. Reviewed by Chang Cheng-chieh (Ph.D. Candidate, Japanese Culture, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Fellow) Why did the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, the...More
Sugiyama Hiroaki 杉山博昭. The History of Christian Social Welfare in Japan from the Perspective of Local Practice: From the Modern Period to the Post-WWII Period 『「地方」の実践からみた日本キリスト教社会福祉——近代から戦後まで』. Kyoto: Mineruva shobō, 2015. Reviewed by Hiro Fujimoto (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo; 2016-17...More
Dis/Re-Connecting Japan to Taiwan: The Complex Feelings of Different Japanese Generations toward Taiwan in Yoshida Shūichi’s Road ( Hiroko Matsuzaki , Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Barbara) The revised working paper has been published in the Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies...More
Norihisa Suzuki 鈴木範久. Japanese in the Bible: the history of translation 『聖書の日本語 : 翻訳の歴史』. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten 岩波書店, 2006. Reviewed by Akiko Yokoyama (PhD candidate, Hitotsubashi University) The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other text in the world. The process of...More
The Symbol of the Dragon and Ways to Shape Cultural Identities in Vietnam and Japan ( Nguyen Ngoc Tho , University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City) Abstract : Vietnam, a member of the ASEAN community, and Japan have been sharing Han-Chinese cultural...More
Takubo, Yukinori (ed.) 田窪行則(編) Language and cultures in Ryukyu Islands ≪琉球列島の言語と文化―その記録と継承―≫ Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers, 2013. Reviewed by Akiko Tokunaga-Yokoyama This book consists of articles which introduce ongoing research attempting to document and preserve endangered languages and cultures in...More
SUGAWARA Mayumi 菅原真弓. The Nineteenth Century of Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints: Time in Landscape, Space in Historical Imagery 『浮世絵版画の十九世紀 風景の時間、歴史の空間』 Tokyo: Brücke, 2009. Reviewed by Sadamura Koto (PhD Candidate, the University of Tokyo; HYI Visiting Fellow, 2013-14) Scarcity of literature on late...More
裁判事例にみる職務発明の価値-特許法35条「相当の対価」について [ A Fair Share for Employee Invention under Article 35 of Japanese Patent Law ] (Rieko Nishikawa, Keio University; Akira Rokusha, Keio Law School; Maki Atsushi , Tokyo International University) Abstract : In industrial societies, the allocation of profits from new...More
The Imperialized Japanese Language Education in Colonial Taiwan and the Manchu State ( 日據臺灣、滿洲時期之皇民化日語教育) ( Siu Kam-wah, Joseph 蕭錦華 ) Abstract: During WWII, Japan made considerable effort to disseminate the spirit of Japanese Imperial Empire and militarism in its colonies and newly-occupied...More
Welfare State Development in East Asia: A Cross-Continental Comparison (Yasuhiro Kamimura, Nagoya University) Abstract : The last quarter century has witnessed the rapid transformation of welfare states in East Asia. It is, however, impossible to capture the magnitude of this change if we limit our...More

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