Michiko NAKAO

Project Research Fellow

Research Interests

I specialize in early modern Korean painting. My aim is to conduct research on the history of Chosŏn period paintings from a societal perspective. Recently, my research has been developing with a focus on the relationship between image information and linguistic information.



2001 B.A. in cultural studies, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University
2003–2004 Korean Language Institute, Yonsei University (Korea Foundation Fellowship)
2004 M.A. in cultural studies, cross-cultural specialization, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University
2017 Ph.D. Department of Korean Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

【Academic Positions】

2009–present Part-time Lecturer, Kyoto University of Art and Design
2017–present Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library

Books & Articles

“Sparking the Sense of Seonbi (士人) in the Court Painter Kim Hong-do (金弘道): The Story of Danwon-do (檀園図),” Chosen Gakuho 206 (in Japanese), Chosen Gakkai, 2008, pp. 61–98.

“Kim Hong-do’s View of Light and Shadow,” Ajia Yūgaku 120 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Bensei Publishing, 2009, pp. 86–95.

“An Gyeon” and other 42 items,  Iwanami International Dictionary of People’s Names (in Japanese), Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2013, p. 145 , passim.

“Painted Banquet: A Consideration of Iconology for Banquet in the Late 16th Century of Chosŏn Period,” Korean Culture and Society Vol.13 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Fukyosha Publishing, 2014, pp. 86–121.

“The Form of Memory in Paintings of the Chosŏn Period: The Representation of Elegant Assembly and Its Visual Reproduction,” Korean Culture and Society Vol.15 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Fukyosha Publishing, 2016, pp. 53–90.