Department of Applied Philosophy and Classics
Ancient Chinese Thought and Cultural Research and Early Modern/Modern Japanese Sinology
- Huang-lao Thought
- Han Period Thought
I am studying the history of ancient Chinese thought (Qin-Han). My specialist area is the thought trends around the time of Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty (the conflict between Huang-lao thought and Confucianism). An example of work I analyze is Huainanzi. I am also doing research on the Japanese scholars of the Chinese classics during Bakumatsu and Meiji periods.
- Sekisui Takahashi, the Archeologist: Research on the History of Early-modern Awa Chinese Scholarship, Chugoku Shoten, 2007.
- Huainanzi’s Political Thought, Kyuko Shoin, 1998.
- Introduction to ‘Huai-nan-wan-bi-shu’ Studies, Toyo Kotengaku Kenkyu, 40, pp.1-19, 2015.
- Ian Okamoto’s Personal Network, Toyo Kotengaku Kenkyu, 35, pp.69-85, 2013.