AOKI, AtsushiEarly modern Chinese history

His research topics include "legal culture", "socio-economic history", and "institutional analysis" of Sung Dynasty China. Now he focuses on how and why legal culture of Sung Dynasty was different from that of Tang and Ming.

IIJIMA, WataruIntegrated Asian History, Social History of Medicine, Environmental History

Looking at the expansion of the EU in Europe makes one wonder whether it would be possible to establish an East Asian Community. If you want to learn the answer, find it by studying the history of East Asia including Japan, and the thought processes and ethics that prevail in those regions.

IWAI, HirotoArchaeology


IWATA, MiyukiHistory of Early Modern Ages, Late Edo Period Society

In our practical exercises, we pore over Japanese historical documents in the 19th century from the 17th century. We welcome students want to learn Edo Period Society.

KANTOU, AsukaArcaeology and museology


KIKUCHI, ShigetoMedieval European History

In your daily conversation, you may have an occasion to refer to "Medieval Europe," but what exactly do you mean by the words "Medieval" and "Europeh? Though you might have some vague, often negative, image about the age, it surely does not capture the multifaceted aspects of the Middle Ages, a period spanning nearly one millennium across borders of geography, politics, and religion. In this seminar we read and discuss a wide range of primary and secondary literature about gMedieval Europeh coming from different times and composed in different languages. Sometimes, our discussion will be guided by research topics we collaboratively address, but more often by the specific question that the individual student poses on a given aspect of the Middle Ages. Through reading and discussing on a daily basis, as well as writing term papers and graduation theses, you will develop your understanding of "Medieval Europe" and eventually expand and enrich your images of the past as a whole.

KITAMURA, MasakiAncient Japanese History

Research into Ancient Japanese History eventually leads to thinking about the question of the origins of the nation known as Japan. If we work our way back from the present day, our long journey into the past may end in a landscape shrouded in impenetrable fog. The interesting part of studying Ancient Japanese History is mobilizing not only written documents but also knowledge from Archaeology, Japanese Historical Linguistics, and Architecture to dispel the fog. I hope youfll want to join in this cutting-edge work.

KOBAYASHI, KazuyukiEarly Modern Japanese History

In our practical exercises, we pore over historical documents from the end of the Shogunate to the beginning of the Showa period to deepen our understanding of early modern Japan. You can research a wide range of topics, from politics and diplomacy to popular culture. You can join fellow seminar participants in field trips to historical sites connected with the early modern era, and during our retreats, we will look at early modern history from a variety of aspects.

KOMIYA, HitoshiModern Japanese History

We focus on Postwar Japan. Especially, we argue on "political party" like Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) and the reform of Japanese police system from 1947 to 1954. Let's learn postwar Japanese history together.

SAKAMOTO, HiroshiClassical Ancient History

Courses offered jointly with the Department of Literature include Greek and Roman Literature, Beginning Latin, and Beginning Greek. I also hope that you will also take courses connected with Christianity.

NINOMIYA, AyakoHistory of India

My research topics are history of Muslim communities in India and forming process of Indian Islamic culture. I welcome those students who are interested in history of India and other Islamic areas. It is hard but very stimulating to study history of unfamiliar countries and societies.

HIRATA, MasahiroModern British History

I have a message for all of you who donft read newspapers or watch television anymore. If you happen to see news of a war or incident on the Internet, take a little time to consult your maps and history textbooks and first ask where the incident took place and then why. All of these news stories have historical causes. That awareness leads to the study of major historical questions.

FUJIWARA, YoshiakiMedieval Japanese History

We will read a lot of books, see a lot of artifacts, and visit a lot of places.

YASUMURA, NaokiEarly Modern Western History (North and South America)

These days, many people are being adversely affected by globalization. However, by looking into the origins of this historical process, it is possible to evalvate the current state of globalization, and conceptualize the future in an alternative way. Wefll look at the history of the North and South American continents as one of the starting points for rethinking globalization.

WARITA, SatoshiModern European History

The most important thing for studying history is considering persistently. We can still gain various knowledge by studying the history of modern Europe.