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代表:青柳 寛
Hiroshi Aoyagi


The current project aims to re-/examine emergent perspectives and arguments regarding social environment and its change in Asia during the past quarter of a century -the period in which Asia is known to have been emphasized globally as a region of rapid economic and social growth. Relevant open-meetings and workshops will invite guests from within and outside of the AJRC, and fruits of discussions will be publicized in AJJ.


代表:国広 ジョージ
George Kunihiro


This research focuses on the railroad buildings as an industrial heritage typology in China. The development of the Chinese Republic after the Revolution in 1949 depended on the development and the expansion of the industry and the railroad system as a necessary element of the infrastructure. The project will organize a survey of the selected railroad-related buildings in Shaanxi Province, to record the existing stock to make evaluation as to the quality of the industrial heritage. The team plans to make an interim public report in February, 2010.


代表:梶原 景昭
Kageaki Kajiwara


"Hospitality" can be found in almost every culture with each distinctive form. This research project aims to situate and understand the whole nation of "hospitality" in a wider perspective, such as philosophy, ethnography, business management, and cultural history. Host-guest relations, self and other, strangers, boundary-crossing, hospitality industry can be some examples which are dealt with in this project. In this pursuit, we would like to have an encompassing view of the subject in relation to the ongoing socio-cultural trend in societies concerned.


代表:若林 克彦・佐藤 研一
Katsuhiko Wakabayashi / Kenichi Satoh



代表:申 景浩
Gyeong-Ho Shin



The study of language and the renewal of Tokugawa Confucianism: Ogyu Sorai, Dazai Shundai and the intellectual history of Tokugawa Japan

代表:竹村 英二
Eiji Takemura

本研究は長年徂徠研究に勤しんできた諸学による研究報告を中心に、言語、読法・読解法の吟味に基づく思想的発展、独自性を考える。 これは、表意文字としての漢字を共有した、中心としての漢字/周辺としての仮名が重層した文化圏の問題としてのみならず、「原語=中心=優」/「周辺語=辺境=劣」といった単純な図式の再考を促す見解であり、さらにはその方法的独自性に垣間見える思想への注意をも喚起する。具体的には、I. J. McMullen 元オックスフォード大教授による「荻生徂徠、文明と寛政の改革」と題する講演会を催し、それをうけ、徂徠とその弟子、太宰春臺における儒学の古テキスト読解方法の検討を主題としたワークショップを行い、このテーマについての理解を深める

Ogyu Sorai's quest for classic and 'original' Confucianism triggered a substantial renewal of Confucian scholarship in eighteenth century Japan. He reappraised Six Classics compiled by Confucius, and, more importantly, projected a renewed methodology in the study of old Chinese language that Sorai elaborated from the classic studies of two Ming Confucians. With those he refuted substantially Chu Hsi Neo-Confucianism of Sung China, that became an important academic current approximately fifty years earlier in Japan than in China. For Sorai, a non-native speaker of Chinese, the scholarship necessarily accompanied a profound consideration of the language itself. Because Chinese character ('kanji') is ideographic, it enabled the non-natives of Chinese language the 'kun-doku' method of reading. Though its convenience for a swift reading of Confucian and other texts written in Chinese is undeniable, the method that had by then been practised embraced serious deficiencies: Scholars had never been seriously concerned with the structure of sentences peculiar only to Chinese texts. Grammar and literary styles, and the use of auxiliary verbs and words peculiar to each of the Six Classics had never been considered in detail, and phonetics was almost totally overlooked. Sorai and Dazai Shundai, his disciple, were the two chief figures who undertook the study of those in meticulous depth for a more thorough understanding of the Confucian classic texts. I. J. McMullen, Life Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, and former lecturer (professor) of the University, will give a talk on the influence of Sorai-gaku during the Kansei Reform. A workshop focussing mainly on the study of language and thought of Sorai and Shundai will be held prior to McMullen lecture.


Sport Nationalism in East Asia

代表:土佐 昌樹
Masaki Tosa


"Sport nationalism" can be defined as relationships between sport and nation-state. In this project we plan to conduct workshops and some preliminary field research to explore historical processes and socio-cultural functions of sport nationalism in East Asia. It is becoming a more and more serious real issue to understand collective enthusiastic phenomena including sport nationalism to promote peaceful coexistence in this region. On the other hand, it is equally important to recognize that sport can create global cooperation and publicness beyond national boundaries. Interdisciplinary joint researches are to be promoted in order to attain such multidimensional understandings of this subject.


International Cooperation and the Roles of NGO in Asia for the 21st Century

代表:中山 雅之
Masayuki Nakayama


This project aims to summarize the problems and solutions of NGOs on their scale basis referring the previous research results and re-examine what has been changed and what has not in the past 3 years, focusing on interviews. Symposium is planned in the second half of 2009.

Reviewing the Nomonhan incident after the cold war

代表:三浦 信行
Nobuyuki Miura


Attempting to examine the Nomonhan Incident anew on the basis of field research and data collection fulfilled in Mongolia and the city of Vladivostok (Russia). Intending to make the oral presentation after completing the written analysis.

A study on the Japan P.E.N. Club as public diplomacy in the 1930

代表:目野 由希
Yuki Meno


This project aims to explore the Japan P.E.N. Club in the 1930s, as public diplomacy. In this project, the main stress falls on a vice president of the club Ikuma ARISHIMA and relationship with other P.E.N. Clubs.