Kana TOMIZAWA (KITAZAWA)

Deputy Project Leader & Project Associate Professor

Research Interests

Kana TOMIZAWA (KITAZAWA) specializes in religious studies. Her main interests are as follows:

– Orientalism in the Indian context with a focus on the late 18th century.
– British cemeteries in India and their socio-cultural significance, especially in the late 18th century.
– The history of the modern concept of religion in India.

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【Education】

1994 B.A. Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo (Religious Studies, Group I)
1996 M.A. Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (Religious Studies), The University of Tokyo
2002–2005 Casual Affiliate in the Doctoral Program at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Art, University of Delhi
2007 Ph.D. Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (Religious Studies), The University of Tokyo

【Academic Positions】

2007–2011 Project Researcher, Global COE Program, Development and Organization of Death and Life Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
2011–2014 Project Assistant Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
2014–present Project Associate Professor, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library
2007 Ph.D. Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (Religious Studies), The University of Tokyo

Books & Articles

“The Discourses of British Orientalists on India and their Perspectives on Religion and Religious History,” in Hiroshi ICHIKAWA and Kazuko WATANABE (eds.), What Is Religious History? II, Lithon, 2009: 327–356 (in Japanese).

“Orientalists” in the Late 18th Century and Two Trends in Indian Studies,” in Proceedings of Indian Studies in the 21st Century, An International Conference of the Institute of South Asian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), 2009: 87–96

“La commémoration des morts britanniques dans l’Inde coloniale ― Le cas de deux sites de Calcutta ―,” in IKEZAWA Masaru and Anne BOUCHY (eds.), La mort collective et le politique― Constructions mémorielles et ritualisations ―. Tokyo: Global COE Program Death and Life Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, 2010: 191–208.

“Universality and the Concept of Spirituality in Modern India,” in Yoshio TSURUOKA and Hidetaka FUKASAWA (eds.), Spirituality and the History of Religion II, Lithon, 2010: 331–358 (in Japanese).

“Sympathy and Prejudice: Late 18th Century British “Orientalists” and Their Ambiguous Attitudes towards India,” in Orient on Orient: Images of Asia in Eurasian Countries, Comparative Studies on Regional Powers 13, Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia,” Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2013: 133–144.

““Spirituality of India” and Orientalism: From the Use of the Term “Spirituality”,” Contemporary India 3, NIHU Program Contemporary India Area Studies (INDAS), 2013: 49–75 (in Japanese).

 

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