NAWA Katsuo

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NAWA Katsuo
The University of Tokyo
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Department of Pan Asian Studies
Job title
MA(The University of Tokyo), PhD(The University of Tokyo)

Research Areas


Committee Memberships

Asian Anthropology  co-editor

Published Papers

Pollution, Ontological Equality, or Unthinkable Series? Notes on Theorizations of South Asian Societies by Three Japanese Anthropologists
NAWA Katsuo
International Journal of South Asian Studies   7 31-37   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
A Personal Account on the Status Quo of Sociocultural Anthropology in Japanese Language
NAWA Katsuo
Ajit K. Danda and Rajat K. Das (eds.) Alternative Voices of Anthropology: Golden Jubilee Symposium. Kolkata, Indian Anthropological Society   152-177   Jun 2012
Tradition, Pragmatism, and Multi-layered Explanations: The Case of Marriage Rituals in Byans, Far Wesetern Nepal
NAWA Katsuo
Kailash N. Pyakuryal (et al eds.), Social Sciences in a Multicultural World: Proceedings of the International Conference Held on 11-13 December 2006. Kathmandu: Sociological/Anghropological Society of Nepal (SASON)   188-195   2008
Some Unintended Consequences of Ritual Change: The Case of Funerals in Chhangru, Byans, Far Western Nepal
NAWA Katsuo
Hiroshi Ishii, David N. Gellner, and Katsuo Nawa (eds.) Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 2,Delhi: Manohar   263-288   2007
NAWA Katsuo
Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology   31(1) 87-115   2006   [Refereed]


[book review] Judith Pettigrew, 2013, Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War
NAWA Katsuo
International Journal of Asian Studies   12(2) 239-241   Jul 2015
[Book Review] Ken'ichi Tachibana, (An Ethnography of <Other/Self> Representations: The Micro-Ontology of the Chepang, a Nepali Indigenous People); and Kazuyuki Watanabe, (Ethnographical Study of Sheep Herders: Resources Use and Social Relationships...)
NAWA Katsuo
Studies in Nepali History and Society   17(1) 191-198   Jun 2012   [Invited]
[Book Review] March, Kathryn S. "If Each Comes Halfway": Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal
NAWA Katsuo
Studies in Nepali History and Society   11(1) 193-198   Jun 2006   [Invited]

Books etc

Catalogue of the Japan-Nepal Society Collection owned by the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
NAWA Katsuo (Part:Editor)
Research and Information Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo   Mar 2013   ISBN:978-4-903235-24-0
Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 2 (Co-edited with Hiroshi Ishii and David N. Gellner)
Manohar   2007   ISBN:8173047294
Nepalis Inside and Outside Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 1 (co-edited with Hiroshi Ishii and David N. Gellner)
Manohar   2007   ISBN:8173046999
Nepal, Byans oyobi Shuhenchiiki ni okeru Girei to Shakaihanchuni kansuru Minzokushiteki Kenkyu: Mouhitotuno ‘Kindai’no Fuchi (An Ethnographic Study on Rituals and Social Categories of Byans, Nepal and Adjacent Regions: Another Constellation of 'Modernity'
NAWA Katsuo
Sangensha   Feb 2002   ISBN:4-88303-092-X

Conference Activities & Talks

Triangulating the Nation-State through Translation: Some Observations by a Japanese Anthropologist Working on Nepal [Invited]
NAWA Katsuo
Symposium "Scaling the Nation-State: Religion, Language and Ethnicity in Contemporary Japan and Germany" Japanisch-Deitsches Zentrum Beriln   10 Oct 2014   
Writing in one's mother tongue without orthography: the case of Rang in Byans, Nepal and adjacent regions [Invited]
NAWA Katsuo
"Standard Norms in Written Languages: Historical and Comparative Studies between East and west" Inner Mongolia University, Huhhot   5 Sep 2014   
How to do things with “rituals” in Byans, Far Western Nepal: actions, explanations, theories [Invited]
NAWA Katsuo
Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu   1 Aug 2014   
On three basic “ritual” gestures in Byans, Far Western Nepal.
NAWA Katsuo
The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya 2014, co-organized by ANHS, BNAC, and Social Science Baha, Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu   24 Jul 2014   
On "politics" in Byans, far western Nepal: rajniti, village, and individual
NAWA Katsuo
IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 with JASCA, Makuhari Messe, Chiba   16 May 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

JSPS: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): NAWA Katsuo