Project Leader & Concurrent Professor (Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology)specializes in precepts in Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist meditation, and Buddhist discourse and conversion through preaching.
Concurrent Professor (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)specializes in anthropological and historical research of South Asia, with an emphasis on caste and religion; democratization and social change; and south Asian paths of development.
Concurrent Associate Professor (Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia)specialises in the socio-religious history of Muslim societies.
Deputy Project Leader & Concurrent Associate Professor (Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia)specializes in Chinese classical literature and bibliography.
Deputy Project Leader & Project Associate Professorspecializes in linguistics and digital humanities.
Project Assistant Professorspecializes in Persian literature.
Project Research FellowColloquial 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.
Project Research FellowI specialize in the history of Central Asia and Islam, with a research focus on the activities of the tariqas in the Khanate of Kokand.
Project Research FellowI specialize in Jainism, focusing especially on the interactions between Jaina monastics and other religious traditions as well as mundane society.
Project Research Fellowspecializes in Indian philosophy, in particular focusing on classical Sāṃkhya philosophy. In the field of library science, he works on the formulation of logical organization methods for Sanskrit materials and engages with issues related to the digital publication of Sanskrit manuscripts.
Project Research Fellowspecializes in Korean art history, with a particular research focus on the history of Chosŏn period paintings.
Project Research Fellowspecializes in: (1) The history of Ho Chi Minh City (from the first half of the 19th century until the present). (2) Transformation of rural society as a result of industrialization in southern Vietnam.
- Research Fellowship Staff In addition to the above research fellow, as of August 1, 2019, there are eight other researchers receiving fellowship support.