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Koji MIZOGUCHI Last modified date:2021.07.20

Professor / The Basic Structures of Human Societies / Department of Environmental Changes / Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies

1. Mizoguchi, Koji Smith, Claire, Global Social Archaeologies: Making a Difference in a World of Strangers, Routledge, pp. 358, 2019.07, [URL], Global Social Archaeologies contributes to the active engagement of contemporary social archaeology through addressing issues such as postcolonialism, community heritage, and Indigenous rights. It addresses the major challenge of breaking down global divides, especially in relation to fundamental human rights, inequality, and inequities of wealth, power, and access to knowledge.
This authoritative volume, authored by the current and past presidents of the World Archaeological Congress, introduces readers to the various theoretical and methodological tools available for the investigation of the past. Taking into account the implications for contemporary societies, it offers a new framework for social archaeologies in a globalised world. By combining new data from their research with an innovative synthesis and analysis of leading research by others, the authors have developed fresh conceptualisations and understandings of archaeology as a social practice, and of the ways in which it simultaneously straddles the past, present, and future.
Exploring a range of case studies and enhanced by a wealth of illustrations, Global Social Archaeologies highlights a new approach to archaeology, one that places human rights at the core of archaeological theory and practice..
2. Mizoguchi, Koji, Mizoguchi, K. 2017. The Yayoi and Kofun Periods of Japan. in Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology (eds. by J. Habu, P.V. Lape, J.W. Olsen), pp. 561-602. New York: Springer., Springer, pp. 561-602, 2017.12, [URL].
3. Mizoguchi, Koji, Mizoguchi, K. 2017. Anthropomorphic Clay Figurines of the Jomon Period of Japan. in The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines (ed. by T. Insoll), pp. 521-544. Oxford: Oxford University Press., Oxford University Press, pp. 521-544, 2017.04, [URL].
4. Koji MIZOGUCHI, Death Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancient World, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 16. ( pp. 255-279) 'De-Paradoxisation of Paradoxes by Referring to Death as an Ultimate Paradox: The Case of the State-Formation Phase of Japan', 2015.10, [URL].
5. Koji MIZOGUCHI, The Archaeology of Japan: from the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-371, 2013.11, [URL], This is the first book-length study of the Yayoi and Kofun periods of Japan (c.600 BC–AD 700), in which the introduction of rice paddy-field farming from the Korean peninsula ignited the rapid development of social complexity and hierarchy that culminated with the formation of the ancient Japanese state. The author traces the historical trajectory of the Yayoi and Kofun periods by employing cutting-edge sociological, anthropological and archaeological theories and methods. The book reveals a fascinating process through which sophisticated hunting-gathering communities in an archipelago on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian continent were transformed materially and symbolically into a state..
6. Carl Knappett, ed., Knappett, Carl, ed., 2013. Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction (Mizoguchi, K. 'Evolution of prestige good systems: an application of network analysis to the transformation of communication systems and their media', pp. 151-178), Oxford University Press, 2013.04, The paper argues that the systemic generation of differentlal centrality to individual units of social interaction resulted in the formation of large bodies of socio-political integration in ancient societies. The thesis is illustrated through the investigation of evidence from the Yayoi and Kofun periods of Japan by applying formal network analysis methods..
7. J. Lydon and U.Z. Rizvi, eds., Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology, Left Coast Press, Chapter 6: "The colonial experience of the uncolonized and colonized: the case of East Asia, mainly as seen from Japan" (pp. 81-91), 2011.01, [URL].
8. Koji Mizoguchi, Archaeology, Society and Identity in Modern Japan, Cambridge University Press, 2006.05, [URL].
9. Miriam T. Stark, et al, Archaeology of Asia: Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., Chapter 4 "Self-Identification in the Modern and Post-Modern World and Archaeological Research: A Case Study from Japan" (pp. 55-73), 2005.08, [URL].
10. Koji Mizoguchi, An Archaeological History of Japan, 40,000 BC to AD 700, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, U.S.A., pp. 1-274, 2002.04, [URL].
11. Lynn Meskell, Robert Preucel,, A Companion to Social Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., Chapter 17 "Identity, Modernity, and Archaeology: The Case of Japan" (pp. 396-414), 2004.10, [URL].
12. Joanna sofaer Derevenski, et al., Children and Material Culture, Routledge, Chapter 11 "The child as a node of past, present and future" (pp. 141-150), 2000.06, [URL].
13. Holtorf, Cornelius, Karlsson, Hakan, et al., Philosophy and Archaeological Practice: Perspectives for the 21st Century, Bricoleur Press, Sweden, Mizoguchi, Koji Anthony Giddens and Niklas Luhmann. pp. 13-24, 2000.01, [URL].
14. Mizoguchi, Koji. 2010. The "positionality" of the Jomon archaeology. In "Jomon-jidai no kokogaku (The archaeology of the Jomon period), Vol. 12: Kenkyu no yukue (Current trends and prospects)" (eds. by Kosugi, Yasushi, et al), pp. 97-111. Tokyo: Doseisha..
15. Mizoguchi, Koji 2001 The social organisation of the Yayoi period. In Contemporary Archaeology, Vol. 6: Archaeologies of Settlements and Societies (R. Takahashi ed.), pp. 135-160. Tokyo: Asakura..
16. Hojyo, Yoshitaka, Mizoguchi, Koji, and Murakami Yasuyuki, 2000 Social Structure and Social Change in the Formative Phase of the Mounded-tomb Period of Japan: a new perspective. Tokyo: Aoki..
17. Notomi, Nobiru and Mizoguchi, Koji, ed. 1999 Perspectives on Space. Fukuoka: Kyushu University Press..
18. Mizoguchi, Koji 1998 Rituals conducted in front of Yayoi period jar burials in northern Kyushu. "Japanese Archaeology of Ritual and Religion" (Hiroyuki Kaneko ed.), pp. 53-74. Tokyo: Yusankaku..
19. Mizoguchi, Koji, 1998 An ethnoarchaeology of meanings and understanding: Ian Hodder's contributions to Ethnoarchaeology. In Introduction to Ethnoarchaeology (ed. by Society of Ethnoarchaeology Japan). Tokyo: Doseisha Publications Ltd., pp. 55-76..