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Title

Associate Professor

Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Tohoku University -  Ph.D.

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

History of Asia and Africa

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF CHINESE LITERATURE, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY

  • ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES OF CHINESE SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • TOHOKU HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • THE SOCIETY OF ORIENTAL RESEARCHES

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences   Philosophy and History Course   Associate Professor  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1999.04
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    2005.03

    Tohoku University  Graduate School, Division of Letters 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1991.04
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    1996.03

    Yamagata University   Faculty of Humanities  

 

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • “A New Perspective on the Jingshi dadian― the Yuanshi Quoted by the Yongle dadian, Jingshi dadian jiben

    KENYA WATANABE

    Compendia for Governing the World:Mirrors for Princes between East and West  2018.05 

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • System of Transcription of the Non-Chinese Personal Names in the Chinese Sources of the Mongol Period

    Project/Area Number : 26580131  Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research Partaker / Other

    Project Year :

    2014.04
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    2017.03
     

    Partaker : YOKKAICHI Yasuhiro

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    This research project aimed at reconstruction of the system of transcription of the Non-Chinese personal names in the Chinese character of the Mongol period from the thirteenth to the fourteenth century.
    Special emphasis was put on the correspondence between Chinese forms and the Old Uighur script, which was one of the official scripts among the Mongol ruling stratum.
    Main result is a preliminary database of Non-Chinese personal names in the Chinese characters and the corresponding/reconstructed forms in the Old Uighur script retrieved from the Central and Western Asian texts.

  • Study of Dadu history in the Late Yuan dynasty

    Project/Area Number : 24720316  Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B) Representative

    Project Year :

    2012.04
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    2015.03
     

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    This study considered how Dadu(now Beiging), which is capital of Yuan dynasty, was developing. First, it was considered about development Qihua gate(now Chaoyangmen) district, which is in the east area in Dadu. Next, I considered that the excavation construction of Tonghui Canal, from Tongzhou directly into Dadu,and the repair construction in Ming period. It has become clear how Dadu developed between the middle and the late Yuan dynasty. Further, It has become clear what was inherited and what wasn't from Dadu to Ming and Qing dynasty.

  • Study of the multiracial fusion social history of Henan and Shanxi districts ;Trial of the local social history elucidation by epitaph historical materials in China

    Project/Area Number : 23320154  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B) Partaker / Other

    Project Year :

    2011.11
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    2014.03
     

    Partaker : MORITA Kenji, SATO Chisui, WATANABE Hisashi, FUNADA Yoshiyuki, WATANABE Kenya, IGURO Shinobu, SAKURAI Satomi, MATSUKAWA Takashi, MIYAZAWA Tomoyuki, MATSUDA Koichi

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    During a study period, we published eight books of the 16th - 22nd of "the 13,14 century East Asia historical materials communication" that was letterzine and the separate volume in total. We placed an article of the result that we studied based on epitaph historical materials in that. We purchased "Xi'an monument forest complete works" for this Grant in Aid for Scientific Research and held a plan exhibition "to watch Xi'an monument forest complete works" in Nara University library. We published the "13,14 century East Asia historical materials communication" separate volume in conjunction with the display. We in this way told general people about the result of the study. We published the 19th, the 20th as result of the "Xi'an monument forest complete works" study. In addition, notable studies include the study of Chinese classical letter, Hphags-pa letter epitaph discovered newly, the study of the local administration system in Mongolia of cause charges.

  • Intellectual and Social History of the Ming Dynasty Based on the Documents of Civil Examination

    Project/Area Number : 22320011  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B) Partaker / Other

    Project Year :

    2010
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    2012
     

    Partaker : TSURUNARI Hisaaki, KUMAMOTO Takashi, OONO Kouji, WATANABE Kenya

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    In this research, we conducted analysis into questions and answers for civil examinations during the Ming dynasty and scrutiny to the reputation and history of examiners at provincial civil examinations. Result from this analysis, we found tends to move away from imitation of model answers to emphasize the self-understanding (zi-de). From that scrutiny, we clarified the change in the trend to put candidates who stood first on the list of unsuccessful candidates of metropolitan civil examination (fu-bang ju-ren) in a key position until the middle of the Ming dynasty, but then, to respect local instructors in schools with a qualification of successful candidates (jin-shi), in a general tendency request of high quality for the examiner.

  • Comparative Historical Studies on Imperial Capitals (Ducheng) and these Systems in Pre-modern East Asia

    Project/Area Number : 21320130  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B) Partaker / Other

    Project Year :

    2009
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    2011
     

    Partaker : SEO Tatsuhiko, HASIMOTO Yoshinori, MA Piao, KUWANO Eiji, HAYASIBE Hitoshi, KUBOTA Kazuo, WATANABE Kenya, NAKAMURA Atsushi, ZHANG XUEFENG, LIU CHUNYING, A. OCHIR, DONG XINLIN, CHENG YINONG

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    Through the implementation of workshops and overseas research, We were able to acquire a broad outlook about the process, such as deployment of Chinese Imperial Capitals (Ducheng) . The imperial capital of China had reached perfection once in Changan cheng during Sui and Tang Period, while absorbing also the impact of the economic development of Jangnan in addition to the elements nomadic in the north, such as those found in Beijing cheng during Ming and Qing Period leading to the completion of stage.

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