Teruyuki KUBO

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Teruyuki KUBO
Zhejiang Gongshang University
Job title
Associate Professor

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2019
May 2019
Visiting Scholar, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Jul 2016
Jul 2016
Visting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Max-Planck Institut
Oct 2007
Apr 2008
Fellowship Scholar (Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Needham Research Institute (Cambridge)

Awards & Honors

Jun 2016
Second Prize, Young Teacher Award for teaching skills competition, Wuhan Institute of Technology, School of Foreign Languages
May 2011
5th Young Investigator Award, the Japanese Society of History
Dec 2008
Second Prize, the Institute of History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science
Nov 2008
Taniguchi Medal Award 2008, Honorable mention, Asian Society for the History of Medicine
May 2005
Special Prize, the Institute of History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science
Nov 2018
Third Prize of the 15th research award of China International Tea Culture Symposium, China International Tea Culture Institute

Published Papers

Teruyuki KUBO
LIBRARY JOURNAL   37(8) 115-121   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
In the southern Song dynasty, Zuo Gui compiled Bai Chuan Xue Hai (Lit. All Rivers Reach the Sea of Learning), later praised as the earliest printed collectanea in China. Its first edition is in the possession of the National Library of China. Anot...
Teruyuki KUBO, Liu Wenjun (Translation)
Journal of Dialectics of Nature   40(8) 71-78   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
According to studies at home, it is said that Latin name A. apiacea was first referred to Chinese name qinghao by Yokusai IINUMA (1782-1865) in his masterpiece Soumoku Zusetsu published in 1856, while the author finds that no A. apiacea,is mention...
Teruyuki KUBO
Journal of Bamboo Research   37(4) 74-81   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Chinese bamboo culture was descended from unrecorded antiquity. Its long history and multiplicity of tradition make difficulties to trace the origin of itself. Old bamboo treatises are one of early expression of bamboo culture, and known as scient...
Teruyuki KUBO, Lü Yuanyuan (Translation)
Journal of Japanese Language Study and Research   2018.6(199) 119-125   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
The first ever translation service standard, ISO17100: 2015, has been published by International Organization for Standardization (abbr. ISO). This standard requires translation service providers to hire degree holders of translation study. In Feb...
Awareness Survey of English-Japanese course Students and Review of Its Education Method
Teruyuki KUBO, DUAN Haoyu
Riben Wenhua Luncong by Dalian Ligong Daxue   7 104-116   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Teruyuki KUBO
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF NATURAL SCIENCES   34(4) 461-469   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
In the tenth century’s medical text Ishinpo 医心方, Yasuyori Tamba 丹波康赖 cited from Jinkui-lu 金匮录 a mysterious longevity potion, Qiqinshi-fang 七禽食方. This longevity formula consists of seven herbal plants, which were also listed in Shennong Bencao-jing...
Teruyuki KUBO, Ryo Tsuda, Zhou Chenliang
Journal of Japanese Language Study and Research (Nihongo No Gakushu To Kenkyu)   2015.5(180) 54-62   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Besides plum blossoms, or sakura, chrysanthemum is one of the most representative plants of Japan. Chrysanthemum and plum blossoms are not indigenous to Japan, but presumably native to China. This paper therefore investigates the process of having...
Preliminary Analysis on Treating Human Nature by Gardening—— How Intellectuals of the Ming Dynasty Combined Flower Enjoyment with Health Preserving
Teruyuki KUBO
   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Teruyuki KUBO
The Japanese Journal of History of Pharmacy   48(2) 116-125   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Teruyuki KUBO
31 90-103   Apr 2013
Old Chinese encyclopedias between the Tang and Song dynasties quoted hundreds fragments labeled as ’Liexian Zhuan 列仙傳 [states].’ Immortal biographies described in 14 percent of the fragments there, though, are excluded in the current edition. Intr...
KUBO Teruyuki
The Japanese Journal of History of Pharmacy   46(2) 83-90   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Teruyuki KUBO
29 109-128   Mar 2011
The earliest existing collection of Chinese biographies of immortals, Liexian Zhuan 列仙傳, was supposedly compiled during the Eastern Han dynasty and originally consisted of 72 stories for immortals. All the existing versions presumably derive from ...
Teruyuki KUBO
East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine   34 205-209   2011
Teruyuki KUBO
Asian Medicine -Tradition and Modernity-   5 108-145   2011   [Refereed]
The tree peony is a flowering plant found in China, and well-known in Britain. Its root cortex is often used in Chinese traditional prescriptions, such as Dahuang mudan tang, Liuwei dihuang wan, and Jiawei shaoyao san. In contemporary Chinese, the...
Teruyuki KUBO
STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF NATURAL SCIENCES   29(1) 46-60   Jan 2010   [Refereed]
In the Song dynasty,many "Pulu 谱录" (a specific writing style which is close to monographs) came out. At least 17 works in Pulu writings of the Song dynasty feature the tree peony,that accounts for almost a half of Pulu featuring flowering plants,w...
KUBO Teruyuki
Journal of history of science, Japan. Series II   48(249) 1-10   Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Chii, the Japanese term for 'lichen', is widely used in contemporary East Asia. However, precisely when and by whom this term was first used to refer to lichen is not known. In addition, Japanese botanists from the 1880s to the 1950s had doubts re...
KANO Yoshimitsu, KUBO Teruyuki, YOSHINO Naomasa
Studies in humanities   40(0) 156-134   Sep 2003
KANO Yoshimitsu, KUBO Teruyuki, YOSHINO Naomasa
Studies in humanities   39(0) 138-115   Mar 2003
Short History of Grafting in Early China
Teruyuki KUBO

Books etc

A Comprehensive Study on Plant Treatises In Early and Medieval China
Teruyuki KUBO
Jan 2019   
Pulu 谱录 writings are peculiar writing styles in ancient China, which are often interpreted as ‘monographs’ or ‘treatises’ in English. Many pulu featuring plants were springing up particularly in the Song Dynasty, among the ten to thirteen centurie...
Teruyuki KUBO (Part:Joint Work, 従譜録研究看『茶経』的成書及其影響)
Nov 2018   ISBN:978-7-213-08977-0
Riben Wenhua Luncong
Teruyuki KUBO (Part:Contributor)
Aug 2017   ISBN:978-7-5685-1013-4
「中尾佐助照葉樹林文化論」の展開 多角的視座からの位置づけ
Teruyuki KUBO (Part:Joint Work, 第13章 宋以前の文人からみた南方植物とその文化)

Conference Activities & Talks

Description on Qinghao and Huanghuahao by Li Shizhen [Invited]
Teruyuki KUBO
(2018) Li Shizhen International Summit Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine & Comprehensive Health   27 May 2018   
History of Bencao study in China and Japan - with indentifying problem of Qinghao
Teruyuki KUBO
East Asian Study Salon in Zhejiang Gongshang Univ   17 Apr 2018   
A Case Study of Botanical Term Traslation in East Asia [Invited]
Teruyuki KUBO
Second International Workshop on Nordic-Chinese Relations in the History of Science, Technology and Industry   7 Dec 2017   
Historical Study and Decipherment of Qi qin shi fang 七禽食方 and Ju hua shui 菊華水 in I shin po 醫心方 (984)
Teruyuki KUBO
Needham Research Institute Text Reading Seminar   9 Dec 2016   
アジアにおける 「エコヘルス」研究の新展開
Teruyuki KUBO
4 Nov 2016   
The Japan’s Current Existence of MTI programs
Teruyuki KUBO
第十一届中西部地区翻译理论与教学研讨会暨翻译研究国际论坛   15 Oct 2016   
梅譜 Mei Pu, Chinese Treatises of Prunus mume Siebold in the Song Dynasty
Teruyuki KUBO
East-Asian Agriculture and Globalization; Its regionality and generality   Oct 2016   
Teruyuki KUBO
第7回中日韓文化教育研究フォーラム   31 Oct 2015   
Teruyuki KUBO
中国日語教學研究会浙皖贛分会2015年年會暨轉型期日語教學與研究國際研討會   17 Oct 2015   
Teruyuki KUBO
中国日語教學研究会浙皖贛分会2015年年會暨轉型期日語教學與研究國際研討會   17 Oct 2015   
Botanical Matter of Zhongjing using Mudan [Invited]
Teruyuki KUBO
Academic Lecture at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine   6 Aug 2015   
The Longevity Potion of Seven Magical Herbs and Its Provenance Jinkui-lu & Shenxian Fushi-jing
Teruyuki KUBO
中華医学会医史学分会2015年第十四届二次学術年会   4 Aug 2015   
History of Sense of Life in China
Teruyuki KUBO
第184回北京日本人学術交流会   1 Aug 2015   
Reflection of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Names – in Cases of Peonies –
31 May 2014   
Teruyuki KUBO
Japanese Saociety for Horticultural Science   29 Mar 2015   Japanese Saociety for Horticultural Science
History of Ornamental Plants in pre-13th Century China [Invited]
Teruyuki KUBO
Association of Traditional Horticulture   27 Mar 2015   
Plants and Culture in Southern China [Invited]
Teruyuki KUBO
2015 Workshop on Ornamental Plants in China and Japan   9 Feb 2015   Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
Teruyuki KUBO
Zhejiang Gongshang University   7 May 2014   
Re-examination of Plants in Chinese Herbal Texts
Teruyuki KUBO
Eighth International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine   10 Sep 2013   The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine
An Etymological Approach to Medical Plants in Chinese Herbal Texts
Teruyuki KUBO
Asian Society for History of Medicine   14 Dec 2012   
The Problem of Identifying Mudan and the Tree Peony
Teruyuki KUBO
The Seventh Congress for Asian Medicine: Cultivating Traditions and the Challenges of Globalisation   8 Sep 2008   The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine
A brief history of woody peony in Chinese gardening and pharmacy
Teruyuki KUBO
Toiro-kai   16 Jan 2008   Toiro-kai
Reexamining the texts relating woody peony (mudan 牡丹) in the Zhenglei Bencao 證類本草 and the Senchu Wamyoruijusho 箋注倭名類聚
Teruyuki KUBO
Needham Research Institute Reading Seminar   15 Jan 2008   Needham Research Institute
Translation of Lichen and The Origin of Diyi
Teruyuki KUBO
the 11th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (ICHSEA 2005)   19 Aug 2005   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Song Dynasty Intellectuals’ Perception of Nature
Wuhan Institute of Technology: Research Foundation of Wuhan Institute of Technology
Project Year: Sep 2015 - Jul 2017    Investigator(s): Teruyuki KUBO
'Pulu 譜錄,' Chinese books in an unique writing style, are an important subject to understand Chinese horticulture and agriculture. Michael J. Hagert (1923) has once published his translation of Julu 橘錄, or the Treatise on Citrus, and the old Chines...

Social Contribution

English-Chinese-Japanese volunteer Interpreter for Disaster-prevention
[Report writing, Others]  Tokyo Metropolitan Government  1 Apr 2011 - Today
[Media coverage cooperation, Advisor, Informant, Organizing Member, Investigater]  China Central Television (CCTV) 9  Peony (the tree peony)  (China (Mainland))  22 Mar 2014 - 25 Mar 2014
[Others]  NWBA International Tournament of Champions  7 Aug 2011 - 14 Aug 2011
[Others]  Touring Team to China  19 Mar 2010 - 23 Mar 2010