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.
Deputy Project Leader & Concurrent Associate Professor (Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia)specializes in Chinese classical literature and bibliography.
Concurrent Associate Professor (Graduate Schools for Law and Politics)Kazuo Ohgushi specializes in Comparative Politics and Latin American Studies, with a special focus on Peru. He has worked on such topics as the military and politics, the evolution of leftist political thought, and social movements. More recently, he has studied human rights issues, especially transitional justice after armed conflict and dictatorship, globally as well as on specific Latin American cases.
Concurrent Associate Professor (Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences)Takenori MATSUMOTO specializes in the agricultural history of modern Korea. His research focuses on the reorganization process of agriculture and rural society in colonial Korea, in particular, irrigation organizations and water control projects.
Concurrent Associate Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)specializes in Japanese architectural history, East Asian architectural history and conservation of cultural properties.
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 study various problems related to the history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the Middle Ages, especially the history of Tukhāristān (Present northern Afghanistan, southern Uzbekistan and southern Tajikistan) and its surrounding regions.
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.
Project Research Fellowspecialises in Pakistan Area Studies.
- Project Specialists In addition to the above research fellow, as of April 1, 2021, there are two other researchers receiving fellowship support.