Shigeki Moro

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Shigeki Moro
Hanazono University
Faculty of Letters
B.A. in Asian Philosophy(Waseda University), M.A. in Buddhist studies(Toyo University), Ph.D. in Cultural Interaction Studies(Kansai University)
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Buddhist studies (East Asian Yogacara Buddhism, Buddhist logic, etc.) and Digital Humanities (digitization and analysis of East Asian materials, 3DCG visualization of lost cultural heritages, etc.)

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University
Apr 2004
Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Letters, Otani University
Feb 2018
Mar 2018
The research project for Humanities Korea (HK), Dongguk University
Apr 2008
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University
Apr 2009
Mar 2012
Part-time lecturer, Graduate School of Letters / Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Feb 2018
Morphological Analysis of Classical Chinese Texts and Its Application, Specially Selected Paper, Information Processing Society of Japan
Winner: Koichi Yasuoka, Christian Wittern, Tomohiko Morioka, Takumi Ikeda, Naoki Yamazaki, Yoshihiro Nikaido, Shingo Suzuki, Shigeki Moro
Sep 2011
53th Award of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Mar 1997
Student Research Incentive Award of Toyo University Alumni Association, Toyo University Alumni Association

Published Papers

Shigeki Moro
International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture   28(2) 87-112   Dec 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Now the distribution of cultural and religious information depends on the digital environment. Three-dimensional computer graphics (3DCG) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have been applied in the field of the Digital Humanities (DH), as well ...
Metalogic or Paradox: Discussion on Viruddhāvyabhicārin in Panbiryangnon
Shigeki Moro
원효『판비량론』, 문헌과 사상의 재조명 (Wonhyo's Panbiryangnon: its manuscript and thought)   107-124   Nov 2018   [Invited]
Shigeki Moro
Gendai Shiso   46(16) 128-137   Oct 2018
Biography as Narrative: Reconsideration of Xuanzang’s Biographies Focusing on Japanese Old Buddhist Manuscripts
Shigeki Moro
Conference Proceedings Volume I, the 1st International Conference on Xuanzang & Silk Road Culture   477-489   Aug 2018   [Invited]
Remarks on the 3DCG Visualization of Lost Buddhist Temples
Shigeki Moro
Digital Humanities and Buddhism – Focusing on Data Mining and Visualization   71-81   Jun 2018   [Invited]
Shigeki Moro
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies   54 75-94   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Shigeki Moro
Journal of Indian Philosophy   46(2) 339-353   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
We can find some of the works of Indian Buddhist philosophers that prove the authenticity of the Mahāyāna sutras within Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese textual sources. *Jayasena’s critique of *Asvabhāva’s proof was first introduced in the commenta...
Koichi Yasuoka, Christian Wittern, Tomohiko Morioka, Takumi Ikeda, Naoki Yamazaki, Yoshihiro Nikaido, Shingo Suzuki, Shigeki Moro
IPSJ Journal   59(2) 323-331   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
漢字文献情報処理研究   (17) 36‐41   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Shigeki Moro
Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies   66(1) 1-9   Dec 2017   [Refereed]


XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies [in Japanese]
Shigeki Moro
Interdisciplinary Studies of Japanese Buddhism   (16) 139-146   Sep 2018   [Invited]
安藤 光慈, 小堀 聡, 師 茂樹, 松尾 宣昭
龍谷教学 = Journal of the Council of Ryukoku Shin Buddhist Studies   (53) 198-273   Mar 2018
千田大介, 師茂樹
漢字文献情報処理研究   (17) 72‐78   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
千田大介, 小島浩之, 小島浩之, 上地宏一, 佐藤信弥, 佐藤信弥, 佐藤仁史, 二階堂善弘, 師茂樹
漢字文献情報処理研究   (17) 79‐156   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
MORO Shigeki
Journal of Information Processing and Management   60(8) 612-612   2017

Books etc

오온과 유식-대승오온론 역주 [Five Aggregates and Consciousness-only: Reading Vasubandhu's Pañcaskandhaka]
Shigeki Moro (Translated by Kim Myeong-u
Minjoksa   Sep 2018   ISBN:979-11-89269-01-2
Ronri to rekishi: Higashi ajia bukkyo ronrigaku no keisei to tenkai [Logic and History: Formation and Expansion of Buddhist Logic in East Asia]
Shigeki Moro
Kyoto: Nakanishiya shuppan   Mar 2015   ISBN:4779509297
Gregor Paul (Part:Contributor, Gomyō’s Interpretation on the proof of vijñapti-mātratā)
Lumbini International Research Institute   2015   ISBN:9937297206
Studies of the Lotus Sutra and Related Cultures: A Commemorative Volume in Honor of Professor Doctor Zuiei Itoh for his Seventieth Birthday
Edited by the Planning Committee for the Commemorative of Professor Doctor Zuiei Itoh's Seventieth Birthday (Part:Contributor, Xuanzang’s Proof of Idealism (vijñaptimātratā) in His Biographies: Focusing on Kōshō-ji Version of the Further Biographies of Eminent Monks. (pp. 301-314))
Sankibo Busshorin   Feb 2013   ISBN:978-4-7963-0229-6
夏目 房之介, 李 保華, 大地 宏子, 野村 英登, 師 茂樹 (Part:Joint Work)
五曜書房   Jul 2012   ISBN:443416726X

Conference Activities & Talks

Shigeki Moro
大正大学 綜合仏教研究所 公開講座   12 Dec 2018   
Metalogic or Paradox: Discussion on Viruddhāvyabhicārin in Panbiryangnon [Invited]
Shigeki Moro
원효『판비량론』, 문헌과 사상의 재조명 (Wonhyo's Panbiryangnon: its manuscript and thought)   30 Nov 2018   
Shigeki Moro
2018 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion   18 Nov 2018   
Vasubandhu’s Madhyāntavibhāga-bhāṣya (MAVBh) is an important work not only in the Indian Yogācāra tradition but also in the context of broader East Asian Buddhist debates. Although Wonhyo (617–686) was one of the most influential Yogācāra scholars...
Shigeki Moro
第21回マルチスピーシーズ人類学研究会 ステム・メタフィジック研究会共催「『実在への殺到』の波紋」   21 Oct 2018   
Buddhist Ethics in IEEE "Classical Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems"
Shigeki Moro
The 77th Annual Conference of Japanese Association for Religious Studies   9 Sep 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2005 - 2007    Investigator(s): Daisuke CHIDA
The purpose of this study is to digitize scripts of Chinese classic operas and to develop the basic framework and methods of analyses for a comprehensive database of Chinese classic operas, from the standpoint of the establishment of the computer-...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2002 - 2004    Investigator(s): Kiyomi MURAKOSHI
This project has made fundamental studies on developing next-generation database of Chinese classics, which could be used for not only simple queries but also advanced academic purposes. We have attained three purposes mentioned below :(1)As a par...


Apr 1995
Mar 2001
Buddhism, Graduate School of Literature, Toyo University
Apr 1991
Mar 1995
Department of Asian Philosophy, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I, Waseda University

Social Contribution

[Informant]  NHK  16 Jan 2019
원효를 만나다
[TV or radio appearance, Interviewee, Informant]  Busan MBC  22 May 2018
Xuanzang’s proof of idealism (vijñapti-mātratā): The Origin and Controversies
[Lecturer]  (Universität Hamburg)  10 Dec 2014