Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a Workshop on

Networks in Early Modern Japan

This is the third workshop of the ICC research group "Network Studies."
Date: June 11, 2011
Location: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Room 301
Time: 13:30 until 17:00
Coordinator: Network Study Research Group (Sophia University)

The workshop will be conducted in English.
No prior registration required.
Free of charge

Speaker Bios

Ochiai Kō,
Ph.D. (1996) in History, Chūō University

Ochiai Kō is Professor of Japanese History and Economic History at Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima.
He has published on economic history and history in general, such as Kinsei no chiiki keizai to shōhin ryūtsū (Iwata Shoin, 2007), Kinsei Setōuchi engyōshi no kenkyū (Azekura Shobo, 2010).

Bettina Gramlich-Oka (PhD, 2006)
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University, Tokyo

She has worked and published on the history of thought, women’s history, epidemics, and economic history, with a specialization in the Tokugawa period. Her main publications are Thinking Like a Man: Tadano Makuzu (Leiden, 2006) and the co-edited volume Economic Thought in Early Modern Japan (Leiden, 2010). Since April 2010, she is the leader of the research project "Network Studies".

Dr. Takeshi Moriyama (GradDipEd U.Tech Syd., MA Murd., PhD Murd.)
Lecturer in the Asian Studies Program, School of Social Science and Humanities, and Fellow, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

He specializes in Early Modern Japanese History and Literature. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘Crossing Boundaries: Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842) and the Rural Elite of Tokugawa Japan’. His publications include ‘Unhappiness in Retirement: “Isho” of Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842), a Rural Elite Commoner’, Early Modern Japan, Vol. 18, 2010, 26-40; ‘Communicating Provincials: the Correspondence Network of Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842)’, Japanese Studies, 29(1), 2009, 49-65; ‘Overcoming “Hinomaru-like” Views on Japan’, in Vera Mackie, et al. (eds), Japanese Studies: Communities, Cultures, Critiques, Vol. 3 (Clayton, Victoria: Monash Asia Institute, 2000), 25-40; ‘Quasi-Postmodernity in Edo Literature’, Japanese Studies Bulletin, 17(1), 1997, 1-25.

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Those who are interested in the research group's previous workshops, check out the following URLs.
The first workshop: Click here for paper abstracts and speaker bios
The second workshop: Click here for paper abstracts and speaker bios

And videos of those previous workshops are uploaded HERE!