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Chiyoko NAGATANI Last modified date:2021.07.20

Associate Professor / cultural representations
Department of Cultural Studies
Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


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092-802-5614
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Academic Degree
Ph.D (literature)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes
Field of Specialization
cultural anthropology, religious studies
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years00months
Outline Activities
I am basically interested in religiosity working within a secular society. I pursue this theme by doing research from the viewpoint of Cultural Anthropology on religions and religious phenomena in the Dai and Han society in Dehong Dai and Jimpo Autonomous Prefedture in Yunnan Province, China. Current research topics are about Guan-Yin cult among the Dai, Sacred places as tourist spots, and the transition of policies and views about religions in China. I also study a traditional puppetry in Imazu, Fukuoka, by doing folkloric research. I teach freshmen in Kadaikyogaku seminar, and give a lecture on East Asian Culture.
Research
Research Interests
  • A Study on New Moral and Vegetarianism in Contemporary Asia
    keyword : Vegetarianism, Buddhism, Animism, Religious Culture
    2020.09~2021.05.
  • Recreation of Religious Anthropology: on religiosity within the modern secular world
    keyword : religion, secularism, religiosity, Anthropology of Religions
    2013.10~2017.03.
  • Religious Anthropological Study on spiritual formation of 'things' and 'places'
    keyword : Animism, Fetishism, Shamanism, Buddhism, Dehong Dai, Fukuoka, theater, tourism, education
    2011.05~2016.03.
  • a study on the mutual relationship between the everyday-life practice of the nationality groups and the nation building in China
    keyword : the Dehong Dai, religion, culture, superstition, custom and practice, civilization, socialism, Theravada Buddhism, spirit cults, everyday-life practice, nation building, China
    1996.06~2011.03.
  • a study on the development monks in the Northeast Thailand
    keyword : development monks, Theravada Buddhism, rural development, the alternatives, NPO, the Northeast Thailand
    1994.04~1996.03.
  • Study on the conversion process of young people to the teaching of Shinnyo-En, a Japanese new religious group
    keyword : new religion, conversion process, religious practices, world view
    1992.08~1995.10.
Current and Past Project
  • In recent years, revitalization of religious groups and revivals of religious customs have been reported from many countries in the world. We, the 15 researchers are going to examine the validity of the concept of the secular world separated from religions, through field research.religion, secularism, religiosity, Anthropology of Religions
Academic Activities
Papers
1. The Pagodas in Natural Scenery: On Tourism Development of Religious Spots in Dehong, Yunnan.
2. NAGATANI Chiyoko, The Appearance of 'Religious Culture': from the Viewpoint of Tourism and Everyday Life in Dehong, Yunnan, Senri Ethnological Studies 76: Tourism and Glocalization--Perspectives on East Asian Societies, 76, 39-54, 2010.06.
Presentations
1. Nagatani, Chiyoko, the Meaning of a Buddhist Merit-making Ritual in Today's Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan, EAAA(East Asian Anthropological Association), 2019.09.
2. Nagatani, Chiyoko, How to Frame the Religious Hybridity: based on a Case Study of Guanyin Cult in Yunnan, China, SEASIA(Southeast Asian Studies in Asia), 2019.12.
3. Chiyoko Nagatani, Rethinking ‘Hanhua (Sinicization)’: a case study on the Dai-Han relationship in Dehong, Yunnan, Seminar talk in HKUST, 2018.11.
4. Chiyoko NAGATANI, New Buddhism for Chinese Local City Dwellers, IAHR, 2015.08, Until the early 1980’s, in Marxist theory, Buddhism was almost seen as unproductive religion unneeded in the modern world. However in last three decades, there are many reports that Buddhism is being revived in many places in China. What are the characteristics of the new Buddhism in contemporary China? In this presentation, I focus on a Buddhist circle in Yunnan province. In the circle, different from the traditional one belonging to Guanyin temple, there are many male members and comparatively highly educated people including a doctor, teachers, and political cadres. They mainly observe Tibetan Buddhism service, but also accepting Mahayana Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism and Confucianism. They take these thoughts as one traditional Chinese thought, and see Buddhism not as religion but traditional style of education. By listening to the circle members’ voice, I try to analyze what is Buddhism in people’s mind in the new era..
5. Chiyoko NAGATANI, . ‘An Analysis on Guanyin Cult as “”Sinicization’ in a Multi-ethnic Area of Contemporary China: from the viewpoint of “ortho-syncretism”’, IUAES, 2014.05, Expanding Guan-yin cult in Dehong, a multi-ethnic Area in China, is often seen as a sign of sinisization or assimilation into Han-Mahayana Buddhist culture. However, the modern classification on ethnic groups and religions has become inconsistent with reality. We propose a new viewpoint by adopting the concept of ortho-syncretism..
6. Holy space as Tourism Resource; a case study on Theravada Buddhist Architecture in Mangshi, Yunnan.
7. On Tourism and Religious Architectures: a case study on Theravada Buddhism of the Dai in Dehong, China..
Membership in Academic Society
  • American Academy of Religion
Awards
  • The prize of International Institute for the Study of Religions (for my work Bunka no Seiji to Seikatsu no Shigaku [Politics of Cultures and Poetics of Life].
  • The prize of Japanese Association for Religious studies (for my work Bunka no Seiji to Seikatsu no Shigaku [Politics of Cultures and Poetics of Life].
Educational
Educational Activities
・Kadaikyogaku seminar, Kikan educational seminar, tutorial for 21c program students (2010-2019).
・Beginner's Chinese for students in the first year(2010-2013).
・Kikan discipline course ’Cultural Anthropology' (2020-)
・School of ISI...'Fieldwork methodology', 'Social cooperation', 'tutorial' (2019-)
・School of ISI...'Anthropology of Lifestyle', 'Degree Project' (2020-)
・School of ISI...'Kyoso Basic Project 2' (2021-)
・Graduate school of SCS...'East Asian Cultures', 'Integrated Seminar' , 'Tutorial' (2010-2013)
・Graduate school of ISGS...’Study on Chinese Cultural Sphere’, 'Integrated Seminar', 'Fieldwork Methodology', 'Integrated Sciences for Global Society', 'Comprehensive study on Japan and East Asia', 'Tutorial' (2014-)
Other Educational Activities
  • 2012.08.
  • 2009.05.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
November 20th, 2010, Chaired the session on 'the Cuture of Yujo and Tea' in the Joint Symposium with East China Normal University
November 25th, 2010, made the presentation 'the Dai People's Religious Architectures and Tourism: in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan' in the Third Open Lecture hosted by Institute of Asia Cultures in Sophia University
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