RYU Kinho

Assistant Professor

Department of Integrated Humanities
(Comparative Studies of Culture)

E-mail: ryukinho[at]hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Research Fields

My research is focused on Japanese intellectuals’ thoughts of Asia during postwar time. I am studying on the discussion about modernization, nationalism and Asianism with a comparative view, to figure out the “Asia as Method”.

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Research Outline

While studying Japanese Studies and Anthropology, I conduct research by listening to and writing on the historical experiences of people involved with colonialism, considering the meaning behind these experiences. In particular, I conduct field work on the relationship between Japanese colonialism and Taiwanese indigenous peoples.

Research Achievements

  • Discovery of peace in Asianism: Yoshimi Takeuchi’s thoughts on Asianism during the war time, Praxis (18), pp.1-11, 2016.
  • Yoshimi Takeuchi’s view of China before the war, Research of Kangaku (22), p.512-523, 2016.
  • " Overcoming Mordenization” as sentiment - a viewpoint from “Science or metaphysics” controversy-, Journal of International Cultural Studies (19), pp.145-158, 2013.
  • Yoshimi Takeuchi: Departure of researching Asianism, Comparative Studies of Japanese Culture (5), pp.1-19, 2012.
  • Yoshimi Takeuchi: Issues of “Patterns of Modernization” theory, Comparative Studies of Japanese Culture (4), pp.99-113, 2011