Publications and Research

Below is a list of my publications and other projects:

Book Chapters:

2014, Mutô Chôzô (1881-1942), and A Short History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, in Hugh Cortazzi (ed.) Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume IX, Renaissance Books, pp. 406-412.

2010, Nakai Hiromu (1838-1894): A Forgotten hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations, in Hugh Cortazzi (ed.) Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume VII, Global Oriental, pp. 33-43.

Academic Papers:

2015, Expelling the Barbarian and the Last Stand: Examining the Newly Established Meiji Government’s Reaction to Foreign Pressure and National Strife in 1868, in The Journal of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, No.47 Area Studies and International Relations, pp.47-81. Full paper available for download here.

2012Globalising Japanese History: The Significance of Teaching in English in Japanese Universities, in the JACET Chubu Journal, The Japan Association of College English Teachers, Chubu Chapter, Volume 10, pp. 29-41.

2011, The Language of Exploration: Poetic Musings of Nakai Hiromu, a Bakumatsu/Meiji Period Globe Trotter – An Annotated Poetry Translation with Content Analysis, in the Journal of the Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University, No. 6, pp.57-83 (available to view online in full, here: http://ir.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/metadb/up/LIBRIWLK01/riwl_006_057.pdf

2008, Mutual Perceptions Within Anglo-Japanese Relations – An Historical Overview, in the journal “Social Systems” Kyoto University Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies Social Systems Publications, No. 11, pp. 137-150

2007, Nakai Hiromu -Unsung Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations-, in the journal “Social Systems” Kyoto University Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies Social Systems Publications, No. 10, pp. 25-37

Other Published Articles:

2015 Oct., Sakamoto Ryoma to Nakai Hiromu no Kankei, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No.23, p.4-5

2015 Feb., Bakumatsu-Meiji Jidai ni okeru Idai na Jinbutsutachi no Nakama datta Nakai Hiromu, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No.21, p. 4-5

2014 July, Nakai Hiromu chô “Seiyô Kikô – Kôkai Shinsetsu” no Kanshi Sono Ichi, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No. 19, p.8-9

2014 Jan., Nakai Hiromu no Tabi Nikki “Seiyô Kikô – Kôkai Shinsetsu”, Sono Ni, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No. 17, p.7-8

2013 July, Nakai Hiromu no Tabi Nikki “Seiyô Kikô – Kôkai Shinsetsu”, Sono Ichi, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No. 15, p.9-10

2012 July“Nawate Jiken” Nakai Hiromu no Jûyô na Yakuwari, Kinji Shinbun, Kyoto Ryoma Society, No. 11, p.6-7

2008 Dec., A Forgotten Hero, School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) Newsletter, No. 17, p. 13 (ISSN 1472-6653)

2008, Nakai Hiromu to Nichiei Kankeishi [Nakai Hiromu and the History of Anglo-Japanese Relations] in “Scholarship 2008 Nenpo”, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Foundation, 2008 No.19, p.42

2007, Nihon to Igirisu no Kyorikan, in International Communications Foundation Journal (ICF), No. 25 pp. 14-15

2007, Kyō no “Taikomochi” Chiji – Nakai Hiromu, Kyō no Hatsugen, No. 7 pp. 65-67

2005, Nichiei Kankei-shi, accessible at the following website.

2004, (Book review) Iyagarase ni naru hodo no ryō, Sakamoto Ryoma no Hon, in Teiyō, Kyoto University Coop Publications No.230 (Feature Article: Heroes of the Bakumatsu Restoration)

Translations:

2014Nakai Hiromu’s, A Travel Sketch of the West – A New Account of Crossing the Seas, Book Two: An Annotated Translation, in The Journal of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, No.46 Area Studies and International Relations, pp.255-292. Full paper available for download here.

2013Nakai Hiromu’s, A Travel Sketch of the West – A New Account of Crossing the Seas, Book One: An Annotated Translation, in The Journal of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, No.45 Area Studies and International Relations, pp.259-291. Full paper available for download here.

2004, Paper by Kyoto Saga Art University Prof. Yamamura Takayoshi: Tourism Development and Resident Participation in Rural Areas of China: The Case of Baihua Village in Huangshan, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, Report for the Museum of Ethnology

2002, Winter Cities’ Conference Commemorative Opening Brochure for the Noh and Kyōgen Performance (held on February 9th 2002 at 6pm)

2001, Center of Northology Aomori Homepage (English translation)

2001, International Design Competition: Northern Style Housing Complex in Aomori (poster translation)

Conference Presentations:

2010, November 6th: British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) at Doshisha University, Kyoto

Paper title: Nakai Hiromu: Bakumatsu Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations

2008, ASCJ2008 (Asian Studies Conference Japan) At Rikkyo University, Tokyo

Panel Title:“Modernization and Internationalization in Bakumatsu/Meiji Japan: Literary and Historical Perspectives on the Individuals involved in the Transformation of a Nation”

Chairperson/Organizer: Eleanor Robinson, Kyoto University Discussant: Mamiko Ito, Gakushuin University Presentation Title:Nakai Hiromu: Forgotten Meiji Statesman and Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations

Lectures/Seminars (Public Speaking) :

2015, September 20th, “Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations’ History: Nakai Hiromu”, Bakumatsu History Live Talk Show at the 3rd Kyoto Bakumatsu Festival, at Ryoshinkan Bldg., Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

2014, September 14th, Bakumatsu History Live Talk Show at the 2nd Kyoto Bakumatsu Festival, at Zest Oike-Kawaramachi Hiroba, Kyoto, Japan

2014, September 21st, Diaries of a Bakumatsu Globe Trotter – The Challenges of Translating the 1866-67 Travel Journal of Nakai Hiromu at Kansai SWET event at Yamanishi Fukushi Kaikan, Umeda, Osaka, Japan; event website here .

2013, November 16th, “Bakumatsu History Talk” at the 1st Kyoto Bakumatsu Festival, at Zest Oike-Kawaramachi Hiroba, Kyoto, Japan.

2010, October 7th: Osaka University Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka. Paper title: Anglo-Japanese Relations – An Introduction 

2006, Lecturer for the International Administration Course for University Staff at Kobe University, Japan

2004, Lecturer for a seminar entitled, “Translating Across Cultures ~The Challenges of a British Woman who Loves Sakamoto Ryoma~” at Inter School Osaka, Japan

Doctoral Thesis:

2012, Nakai Hiromu: Meiji Statesman and Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations, Kyoto University Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Doctoral Degree in Cultural Coexistence, Studies on International Society [Supervisor: Dr. Nakanishi Terumasa]. More information on this thesis can be found on the KURENAI (Kyoto University Research Information Repository) website (Japanese only).

Masters Thesis:

2006, Nichiei Kankei ni okeru Sōgo Ninshiki no Kiseki, [Tracking Mutual Perceptions Within Anglo-Japanese Relations] Kyoto University Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies Master Degree in Cultural Coexistence, Studies on International Society [Supervisor: Dr. Nakanishi Terumasa].

Undergraduate Thesis:

1999, The Sakamoto Ryoma Phenomenon – Investigating the Contemporary Cult Status of a Meiji Restoration Idealist, Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield [Supervisor: Dr. Richard Siddle].

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