Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are a vital part of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the research community at Harvard. Their appointments vary widely from a few months to two years, with most staying for one year. During their stay, they collaborate with faculty or contribute directly to ongoing research endeavors at RIJS; advise students and provide contacts for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students preparing to conduct research abroad; give lectures and speak in classes; and participate in seminars and other research activities.

The RIJS Visiting Scholars for Fall 2018 are as follows:

TSUYOSHI KAWASAKI, Shujitsu University
August 2018 - January 2019
Research Topic: Envisioning En-no-Gyōja: Founder of Shugendō and Esoteric Master
Sponsored by Professor Ryūichi Abé

NOBORU MATSUURA, Tokyo University of the Arts
April 2018 - February 2019
Research Topic: Survey of Japanese Shadow Methods in Ukiyo-e of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Sponsored by Professor Yukio Lippit

SACHIYA TAKEDA, Kokugakuin University
April 2018 - March 2019
Research Topic: Study of State Shinto in Japan
Sponsored by Professor Helen Hardacre

MAKIKO TAKEKURO, Waseda University
August 2018 - July 2019
Research Topic: The Linguistic Anthropology of Okinawa
Sponsored by Professor Theodore Bestor

August 2018 - December 2018
Research Topic: Comparing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant with the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Sponsored by Professor Andrew Gordon