Tatsuo Araki

Project Research Fellow

Research Interests

Colloquial style literary art of the Chinese Ming dynasty (focusing on Shuihu Zhuan or Water Margin). I conduct research on the process by which stories as well as the relationship with the ideas of the people in the background are constructed and modified. Recently, I have been interested specifically in how Shuihu Zhuan was incorporated into the literary arts and the customs of Japan and Taiwan.



2002 Graduated from Department of Language and Culture, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo
2003-2005 Studied at Institute for International Students, Nanjing University
2007 Completed Master’s Course in Asian Studies,Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo (Master’s in Letters)

【Academic Positions】

2007–2013 Part-time Lecturer at Yamanashi University, Daito Bunka University, Toyo University, and Meisei University
2013–2014 Studied abroad at Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
2014–2015 Researcher at Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library (Taiwan)
2015 Visiting Researcher at Academia Sinica, (Taiwan)
2016 Doctoral course in Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology and Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo (course completed without degree)
2016-2019 Japanese-language teacher at Taipei, Tainan, Hsinchu
2018 Completed Doctoral Course in Asian Studies from the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology and Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo (Doctorate in Literature)
2019– Current post

Articles & Presentation

“Background on the composition of the “Li-kuei killing tigers” story” China society and culture 25, 2010.

“The “Jiajing Edition” of the shuihu zhuan and Early Full Recensions of the Shuihu zhuan” Bulletin of Sinological Society of Japan 64, 2012.

“The Study of Transition in Description of Sung-Chiang” China society and culture 30, 2015.

“两种《水浒传》为何“再造”一百回本——加州大学伯克莱校藏本与东京大学文学部藏本” Hebei Academic Journal 2016:1, 2016.

“The Stone Canal Pavilion Printing House and Its Repaired Edition of Shuihu Zhuan” Chinese Studies 35:3, 2017.