Izumi Mari 泉万里. Studies about Paintings on Folding Screens in the Japanese Middle Ages 『中世屛風絵研究』 Tokyo: Chūō Kōron Bijutsu Shuppan 中央公論美術出版 , 2013. Reviewed by Miki Homma (PhD Candidate, Waseda University; HYI Asia-Pacific Studies Training Program Visiting Fellow, 2019-20) This book discusses large...More
Horikiri Tatsuichi堀切辰一. Rags: the Horikiri Tatsuichi Collection - Cataloging Cloth Across Time . Vol.1 (堀切辰一コレクション時代布目録—襤褸—続編第一巻), KitaKyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, 2014. (北九州市立自然史・歴史博物館) Reviewed by Maumita Banerjee (Waseda University, HYI Visiting Fellow) Tatsuichi Horikiri’...More
Kabata Shigeru. Teotihuacan: Birth and decline of the “birthplace of the gods” (テオティワカン-「神々の都」の誕生と衰退-)Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 2019. Reviewed by Yagi Hiroaki (Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Fellow in the Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program, 2018-19) Teotihuacan is one of the most studied sites...More
Ichikawa Akira (市川彰). In the shadow of the great cities of Mesoamerica: A perspective from the periphery 『古代メソアメリカ周縁史-大都市の盛衰と大噴火のはざまで-』 Keisuisha (渓水社), 2017. Reviewed by Hiroaki Yagi , Mesoamerican Archaeology Training Program Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute The importance of the role...More
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