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NAKAJIMA Yoshiaki Last modified date:2024.06.03

Associate Professor / Department of Asian History
Department of History
Faculty of Humanities

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
D. Litt.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Chinese Social History, East Asian Maritime History
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Chinese social history and East Asian maritime history

I:Chinese social history
1: Documentary and archival sources in the Ming-Qing period, especially Huizhou documents
2: Lineage formation in southeast China in the Song-Yuan and the Ming-Qing period
3: Social relation and commercial activity in Huizhou area in the Ming-Qing period

Ⅱ:East Asian maritime history
1: Tributary trade and its transformation in East Asia in 15th and 16th centuries
2: Maritime trade and human migration in maritime East Asia in 16th and 17th centuries.
3: European arrival to East Asia and transmission of information and technology in 16th century
Research Interests
  • Maritime Trade between Fujian, Kyushu and Southeast Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries
    keyword : Fujian, Kyushu, Southeast Asia, the Phillipines, vermillion seal ships
    2004.04Development of maritime trade between Fujian, Kyushu and Southeast Asia in 16th and 17th centuries..
  • Maritime trade and migration between southeast China and Kyushu in 16th and 17th centuries
    keyword : Fujian, Zhejing, Kyushu, Chinese settlement, Chinese trading network
    2001.04Maritime trade and migration between southeast China and Kyushu in 16th and 17th centuries..
  • Sino-Japanese tributary trade and its transformation in 15th and 16th centuries
    keyword : Ming-Japan trade, tributary trade, Ningbo, Hakata, Japanese pirates
    2001.04Sino-Japanese tributary trade and its transformation in 15th and 16th centuries.
Academic Activities
1. Masashi Haneda and Mihoko Oka eds., Nakajima Gakusho et al., co-arthors, A Maritime History of East Asia, Kyoto University Press, xx+372pp. (Contributor, Part 2: Competing for the Sea, from 1600 to 1700), 2019.05.
2. Nanban(Southern barbarians), Kōmō(Redheads) and Tōjin(Chinese): Maritime East Asia in 16th and 17th cwnturies..
3. Nongbo and Hakata.
4. Disputes and Order in Rural Society during the Ming Period: An Analysis Based on Huizhou Documents.
5. Huizhou Merchants and Ming-Qing China.
6. Disputes and Order in Rural Society during the Ming Period: An Analysis Based On Huizhou Documents.
1. 中島楽章, Timothy Brook, The Chinese State in Ming Society, International JOurnal of Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press, Volume 3, Part 1, pp.143-147, 2006.01.
1. Nakajima Gakusho, The East Asian War and Trade between Kyushu and Southeast Asia in the Late Sixteen Century: Centered on Katō Kiyomasa's Trade with Luzon, Chinese Studies in History, volume 52, issue 1, 23-41, 2019.01.
2. Gakusho NAKAJIMA, Structure and Transformation of the Ming Tribute Trade System, Manuel Perez Garcia and Lucio de Sousa Rocha eds., Global History and New Polucentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (XVI-XIXth Centuries), Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.06.
3. Gakusho NAKAJIMA, The Naval Power of the Yuan Dynasty , Michel Balard ed., The Medieval World (The Sea in History, Volume 2) , Boydell & Brewer, pp. 807-820, 2017.02.
4. 中島 楽章, 南蛮人与荒唐船:1544年葡萄牙人的朝鮮漂流記, 『季風亜洲研究』(清華大学人文社会研究中心)第2巻第1期、, pp.39-55, 2016.04.
5. Pepper and Folangji: The Advance of Portuguese Private Traders into East Asian Waters in the Mid-16th Century.
6. The First Portuguese Map of the East Asi: The Map of Francisco Rodrigues.
7. The Map of Francisco Rodrigues: Portuguese arrival in maritime Asia and Making of Planispheres.
8. Transmission of Western Style Firearms in Maritime East Asia in the 1540's: Korea, Shuangyu and Satstuma.
9. Seaports in Central Kyushu and Network of the Fujian Maritime Merchants in the Early 17th Century: Chinese Tombs and Chinese Settlements in Higo Region .
10. Trading Network of Fujian Merchants and the Toyotomi Regime .
11. Organization of the Expeditionary Fleets of the Mongol Invasionof Japan: Their Relations with the Southern Song Naval Fleets.
12. A reexamination of the 'Gores'.
13. The Century of Erizeni (Shroffing of Coins) in East Asia: 1460-1570.
14. From Hand Gun (Chongtong) to Swivel Gun (Folangji): Firearms in Maritime East Asia from the 14th to th 16th Centuries.
15. A Korean Man Drawn by Rubens: Diaspora of East Asians in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
16. Transformation and Reorganization of the International Trade Order in East Asia from the 14th to 16th Century: From the Tributary System to the "1570 System".
17. Fujian Maritime Merchants arriving in Ariake Sea: Focusing on the graves of the Chinese in Ikura Port, Higo Province .
18. Maritime Trade between Kyushu and Southeast Asia during the 16th Century: The Case of Kato Kiyomasa's Luzon Trade.
19. Re-examination of the Portuguese first arrival in Japan.
20. On the Regulations concerning the Use of 'Phags-pa Letters in Yuan Administrative Documents.
21. Nakajima Gakusho, The Invasion of Korea and Trade with Luzon: Katō Kiyomasa’s Scheme of the Luzon Trade in the Late Sixteenth Century , Angela Schottenhammer ed., The East Asian Mediterranean: Maritime Crossroads of Culture, Commerce and Human Migration, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, pp.145-168, 2009.03.
22. On the Vermillion-Seal Letters bound for "Saiyū".
23. Investing the King of Japan as a Vassal and Recieving Tribute: The Issue of Opening Ningbo to the Tribute Trade in 1594.
24. Household Division of a Peasant Family of Huizhou in the Mid-Ming Period: Ling Lineage of the Third Sector of Qimen County.
25. The Development of the Fujian-Philippine-Kyushu Maritime Trade in the Late 16th Century.
26. From Communal Families to Lineage Formation: Local Development and the Cohesion of Descent Groups in Huzhou during the Song.
27. Forestry Management,Disputes,and Lineage Organization in Huizhou during the mid-Qing Period: A Case Study of the Ling Lineage of Qimen County.
28. Literacy Culture in Chinese Rural Society: Between Elite Culture and Popular Culture.
29. Studies on the Song-Yuan-Ming Transition.
30. Portuguese First Voyage to Japan and East Asian Maritime Trade.
31. Lineage Formation under the Mongol Rule: Focusing on the Problems around Gravesites in Mountainous Region of Southeast China.
32. Mobility of the Chinese Intellectuals in the East Asian Maritime Region during the Late 16th and the Early 17th Century: Chinese Pysicians Sojouring in the South Kyushu.
33. Can Gravesite Be Sold?: Prohibitions against the Sale of Gravesite from Tang to Qing.
34. Management of Forests by a Small Scale Lineage in Huizhou Prefecture during the Ming Period.
35. Tributary Trade between the MIng Dynasty and Muromachi Japan during the Yongle Reign.
36. Formation and Evolution of the She System during the Yuan Period.
37. The Community Elder System and Administration of Justice in the Early Ming Period: Yue-su Problems and the Excution of Sunctions.
38. Diputes over the Tenant/Servant System in Huizhou Prefecture in the Late Ming Period.
39. Documents cocerning the Li-jia System of Huizhou Prefecture in the Late Ming Period.
40. Dispute Resolution in Huizhou Rural Society during the Later Half of the Ming Period.
41. Disputes Resolution and the Integration of Common Descent Group in Huizhou Rural Society during the Ming Period.
42. Locally Virtuous Persons in Huizhou and the Community Elder System of the Ming Dynasty.
43. Disputes Resolutions under the Li-jia System during the First half of Ming Period: An Analisis based on Huizhou Documents.
44. On the "Zhi-ting Lao-ren" in Huizhou Prefecture during the Mid-Ming Period.
45. Community Elder System during the Mid-Ming Period: An Analysis on Judical Functions of the Li-jia System.
46. Private Secretaries from Shaoxing Prefecture during the Late Ming and Early Qing Period.
1. Gakusho NAKAJIMA, “War and Trade: Katou Kiyomasa's Luzon Trade and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Maritime Trade Policy during the Korea War”, AAS-in-Asia Conference 2016, 2016.06.
2. Nakajima Gakusho, “The Folangji bring folangji: Smuggling Trade and Transmission of Western Style Firearms in Maritime East Asia in the 1540’s ”
, The 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2013.06.
3. Nakajima Gakusho, “Another Altan Khan in Maritime Asia?: The Toyotomi Regime in the Transformation of East Asian Trade Order”
, Association for Asian Studies 2012 Annual Meeting, 2012.03.
4. Nakajima Gakusho, Controversies Concerning the Revival of Sino-Japanese Tributary Trade during the Japanese Invasion of Korea, ,” Workshop on Empires and Networks: Maritime Asian Experience 9th to 19th Centuries,, 2011.02.