SUENAGA, Takayasu

SUENAGA, Takayasu


Department of Applied Philosophy and Classics
(Chinese Philosophy)

E-mail: moyong[at]

Research Fields

Ancient Chinese Thought and Cultural Research

Research Keywords

  • Pre-Qin Thought
  • Scholars
  • Confucianists
  • Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts

Research Outline

I am doing research on the thought and culture from the Warring States period to the Qin and Han periods, with a focus on the Hundred Schools of Thought. Making use of recently unearthed textual documents, including the silk manuscripts unearthed at Ma-wang-ti and the Guodian Chu slips, I am working to revise our understanding of thought during these periods.

Research Achievements

  • A Study on the History of the Si-Meng School, Sobunsha, 2015.
  • A Discussion of The ‘Ji(記)’ of ‘Yi-li(儀礼the Book of Etiquette and Rites),’ Toyo Kotengaku Kenkyu, 39, pp.1-18, 2015.
  • A Study on the Reconstruction of the Calendar Used in the Qin Dynasty, Studies on Chinese Excavated Materials, 18, 39-69, 2014.
  • ‘Killing Robbers is Not Killing Men’ and ‘A White Horse is not a Horse,’ Bulletin of Chinese Studies, 35, pp.1-18, 2004.
  • Brief Notes on Wu Hua(物化), Journal of History of Chinese Thought, 27, pp.17-40, 2004.