Mariko Fukuoka

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Name
Mariko Fukuoka
Affiliation
National Museum of Japanese History
Section
History Division
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(University of Tokyo)

Profile

I research Japanese diplomatic history of 19th century, focusing especially on the Meiji Restoration period, based on Japanese, English, German, and Dutch sources. Research topics I'm now interested in are as follows:
1. History of the Opening of Japan against the background of the East-Asian international relations in 1840s-60s (preparing a new biography on Townsend Harris)
2. Comparison of the diplomatic policies of Japan, China, and Siam in the mid-19th century (running a joint-research project on this topic in the National Museum of Japanese History, Rekihaku)
3. History of silk trade between Japan and Europe around the Meiji Restoration period, focusing on the activities of a Swiss trading company Siber&Brennwald (collaborative research with the Yokohama Archive of History and Prof.Alexis Schwarzenbach of the Lucerne University)
4. Activities of German diplomats and merchants in 19th century East-Asia, especially focusing on Max von Brandt, the first German diplomatic agent accredited to Japan

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2014
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Today
Associate Professor, History Division, Museum of Japanese History
 
Jun 2018
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Dec 2018
Visiting Researcher, Division of Archives and Special Collections, Morris R. Cohen Library, City College of New York
 
Apr 2016
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Mar 2018
Part-time lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Sep 2015
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Mar 2018
Part-Time Lecturer, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University
 

Education

 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2011
Doctoral Course of Language and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2003
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Mar 2005
Master's Course of Language and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2000
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Mar 2003
Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Oct 2001
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Sep 2002
AIKOM Exchange Student from the University of Tokyo, Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Munich
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2000
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jun 2014
Prize for Promotion of German Studies in Japan, Japanische Gesellschaft für Deutschstudien
 
Mar 2012
The University of Tokyo Nambara Shigeru Publication Prize
 

Published Papers

 
Mariko Fukuoka
Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Vol.I: Commercial Structures and Exchanges      Feb 2019   [Refereed]
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, German merchants hardly forayed into the trade in the Indian Ocean World, including the China trade. Their trials to conduct or take some part in the East Indian trade by themselves, as they were ac...
Introduction to "Overview and Remarks on von Siebold's Japanese Museum: Original, Transcription, and Japanese Translation
Mariko Fukuoka
National Museum of Japanese History (ed): Overview and Remarks on von Siebold's Japanese Museum: Original, Transcription, and Japanese Translation   7-30   Mar 2018
Introduction and Introductory Notes are written both in English and Japanese.
Transcription and Translation are in German and Japanese.
Mariko Fukuoka
Nakura, Tetsuzo; Hoya, Toru; Hakoishi, Hiroshi (eds): New Perspectives on the Boshin War, vol.1: World and Politics   61-81   Feb 2018
Mariko Fukuoka
Sven Saaler, Kudō Akira, Tajima Nobuo (eds.), Mutual Perceptions and Images in Japanese German Relations, 1860-2010. Brill's Japanese Studies Library Nr.59   65-88   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Mariko Fukuoka
"Public Opinion" and "Intercourse" in Modern East-Asia (University of Tokyo Press)   107-140   Oct 2016
Mariko Fukuoka
The Dutch-Japanese Relations Reinterpreted: Networking People (Rinsen Book Co.)   52-87   Jun 2015
Mariko Fukuoka
Hakoishi, Dai (ed.), Historiography of the Boshin War (Bensei Jp.)   107-140   Mar 2013
Mariko Fukuoka
Doctoral Dissertation (University of Tokyo)      Feb 2011   [Refereed]
Mariko Fukuoka
Japanese History   (741) 54-71   Feb 2010   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Mariko Fukuoka
The Promise of Japan-related German Archival Documents (Bimonthly Magazine “REKIHAKU” Nr.209)   7-10   Jul 2018
Book Review: "Kaikoku-ki Tokugawa Bakufu no Seiji to Gaiko" (The Tokugawa Politics and Diplomacy in the Era of the Opening of Japan) by Atsushi Goto
Mariko Fukuoka
Journal of the Historical Science Society of Japan   (965) 26-29   Dec 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Mariko Fukuoka
Cross-cultural Contacts in East Asia: Reviewed from a Comparative Perspective (Bimonthly Magazine “REKIHAKU” No. 203)   2-5   Jul 2017
Mariko Fukuoka
”Brennwald Diary in Bakumatsu-Meiji Japan: Unknown History of Exchange between Switzerland and Japan” Edited by the Yokohama Archives of History   55-58   Nov 2015   [Invited]
Mariko Fukuoka
”Brennwald Diary in Bakumatsu-Meiji Japan: Unknown History of Exchange between Switzerland and Japan” Edited by the Yokohama Archives of History   30-33   Nov 2015   [Invited]
Introduction of Our Researchers: Struggling for Historical Sources
Mariko Fukuoka
Magazine of Rekihaku   (189) 26-27   Mar 2015   [Invited]
Introduction of Newly Published Book: "Kaikoku to Joyaku Teiketsu" (Opening of Japan and Conclusion of Treaties) by Shin'ichi Fumoto
Mariko Fukuoka
Meiji Ishinshi Kenkyu (Study of the History of Meiji Restoration)   (12) 51-54   Jan 2015   [Invited]
Frontier of Rekihaku Studies: Bakumatsu Japan in the World History
Mariko Fukuoka
Newsletter of the Association of Rekihaku Friends   (175) 4-4   Oct 2014   [Invited]
Book Review and Introduction: "Washin Joyaku to Nitchiran Kankei" (Conventions of Amity and the Dutch-Japanese Relations) by Mihoko Nishizawa
Mariko Fukuoka
Nihon Rekishi (Japanese History)   (797) 106-108   Oct 2014   [Invited]
Fuyuko Matsukata (ed.), Translated by Fuyuko Matsukata, Madoka Kanai, Mihoko Nishizawa, Mariko Fukuoka, Saeko Yamori
285-305   Jan 2012

Books etc

 
Overview and Remarks on von Siebold's Japanese Museum: Original, Transcription, and Japanese Translation
National Museum of Japanese History (ed); Representative Editor: M. Fukuoka; Transcription & Translation by Tomoko Katada & M. Fukuoka (Part:Editor, Introduction and Transcription & Translation)
Publication by the National Museum of Japanese History; Printing by Kobunsya Printing Co., Ltd.   Mar 2018   
Introduction and Introductory Notes are written both in English and Japanese.
Transcription and Translation are in German and Japanese.
The Prussian East-Asian Expedition and the Japanese Diplomacy in the Late Edo Era
Mariko Fukuoka
University of Tokyo Press   Mar 2013   ISBN:4130262343
http://www.utp.or.jp/bd/978-4-13-026234-7.html

Conference Activities & Talks

 
The American-Siamese Negotiations of the Commercial Treaty of 1856: Based on the revised view of the Bowring Treaty
Mariko Fukuoka
6th Workshop of the Rekihaku Joint Research Project "A Re-examination of History of East Asian International Relations of the Transitional Period from Early Modern to Modern: A Comparison of Japan, China, and Siam"   8 Mar 2019   
Prussian Delegation's Search for the Christmas Tree: the First German Christmas Party in Edo
Mariko Fukuoka
238th Lecture at the Botanical Garden of the National Museum of Japanese History   26 Jan 2019   
Japan-related Sources of the City College of New York: Documents left by the First American Consul General in Japan Townsend Harris
Mariko Fukuoka
Lecture for the volunteer staff of the National Museum of Japanese History   21 Jan 2019   
Mariko Fukuoka
Lecture held at the City College Archives Reading Room, Morris R. Cohen Library of the City College of New York (CCNY)   6 Dec 2018   
Mariko Fukuoka
Seminar of Modern History based on Antiquarian Books   16 Feb 2018   Chiyoda Public Library

Teaching Experience

 
 

Works

 
Project Member of the Special Exhibition   The Others   Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
Project Member of the Special Exhibition   The Others   Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Research Grants & Projects

 
National Museum of Japanese History: Joint Research Project of National Museum of Japanese History
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Mariko Fukuoka
This collaborative study reviews the features of structural changes in East Asian international relations during the transitional period from Early Modern to Modern through a cross-regional examination and comparison of diplomatic policies especia...
Toward Reconstruction of the History of International Relations around Japan of the Meiji Restoration Period: From the Perspective of East Asian Comparison and the World History
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Mariko Fukuoka
Diplomacy of the Late Edo Era in the Context of Japan, East Asia and the World : Analysis of Dynamism of International Relations
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Research Fellowships for Young Researchers
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Mariko Fukuoka
History of German-Japanese Diplomatic Relations in the Late Edo Era
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Research Fellowships for Young Researchers
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): Mariko Fukuoka