Yayoi KAWAHARA

Project Research Fellow

Research Interests

I specialize in the history of Central Asia and Islam, with a research focus on the activities of the tariqas in the Khanate of Kokand. I am also involved with the collection of related privately-owned resources locally in Central Asia.

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【Education】

1996 B.A. in Language and Area Studies, Department of Persian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
1999 M.A. in Literature, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
2001–2003 Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan
2008 Ph.D. in Literature, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

【Academic Positions】

2005–2008 JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Toyo Bunko
2008–2010 Project Researcher, Department of Islamic Area Studies, Center for Evolving Humanities, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
2010–2011 JSPS Research Fellow (RPD), Chuo University
2011–2016 Researcher, NIHU Program Islamic Area Studies / Department of Islamic Area Studies, Center for Evolving Humanities, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
2017–present   JSPS Research Fellow (RPD), Chuo University
2019–present   Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research

Articles & Presentation

“Valī Khān Tūra: A Makhdūmzāda Leader in Marghīnān during the Collapse of the Khanate of Khoqand,” Devin DeWeese and Jo-Ann Gross (eds.), Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th-21st Centuries, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2018, pp. 162-190.

“Mausoleums of the Saints: In History and Today” and “From Chaghatay Literature to Modern Uzbek Literature” in Learning About Uzbekistan in Sixty Chapters (in Japanese), edited by Chika Obiya, Akashi Shoten, 2018.

“The Development of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya in the Ferghana Valley during the 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” Journal of the History of Sufism, No. 6, 2015, pp. 139-186.

“The Mazar of Qutayba ibn Muslim: A Study of the Oral Tradition and Historical Documents,” Shinmen Yasushi, Sawada Minoru and Edmund Waite (eds.), Muslim Saints and Mausoleums in Central Asia and Xinjiang, <Monde caucasien et tatar – Asie centrale et Haute Asie> (Collection dirigée par Th. Zarcone), vol.3, Paris: Jean Maisonneuve, 2013, pp. 53-69.

Private Archives on a Makhdūmzāda Family in Marghilan, Tokyo: TIAS: Department of Islamic Area Studies Center for Evolving Humanities, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, 2012.