Kentaro NARITA specializes in the history of handwriting of Chinese characters, with a particular focus on the theories of Chinese calligraphy. His main interests are the calligraphical and literary analyses of the narrative discourse about Chinese calligraphy.
|2004||B.A., Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University|
|2006||M.A., Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University|
|2007–2008||Senior visiting student, China Academy of Art|
|2009–2011||Senior visiting student, Peking University|
|2015||Ph.D., Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University|
|2012||Part-time Lecturer, Kyoto University|
|2015–present||Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library|
Books & Articles
“On Calligraphic Secrets before Early T‘ang,” Shoron 38, August 2012: 134–151 (in Japanese).
“The Use of Sources in Chang Huai-kuan’s Shu-tuan and Popular Treatises on Calligraphy,” Shogaku shodōshi kenkyū 22, October 2012: 13–26 (in Japanese).
“The Reception of Yen Chên-ch‘ing’s Calligraphy and its Conversion,” Shoron 40, August 2014: 78–91 (in Japanese).
“Views of Individual Styles and Methods in Literary and Calligraphic Theories of the Wei-Chin and Southern Dynasties,” Tōhōgaku 130, July 2015: 36–52 (in Japanese).
Calligraphic Theories of Medieval China, Kyoto University Press, March 2016 (in Japanese).