Masashi Nara

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Name
Masashi Nara
Affiliation
National Museum of Ethnology
Section
Research Faculty of Media and Communication
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. in Literature(University of Tsukuba)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2019
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Field Research, National Museum of Ethnology
 
Jan 2017
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Mar 2019
Associate Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
 
Sep 2015
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Dec 2016
Assistant Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
 
Apr 2015
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Mar 2018
Joint Researchers, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Language
 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2016
Visiting Researcher, Les Afriques dans le monde, Sciences Po Bordeaux
 

Education

 
Apr 2006
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Mar 2014
History and Anthropology, GraduateSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
 
Apr 2000
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Mar 2005
College of Humanities, University of Tsukuba
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2018
The President of Hokkaido University Award for Education and Research in Fiscal Year 2017, Hokkaido University
 
May 2017
The 12th Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology Young Scholars Promotion Award, The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
 
"Autonomy in Movement: Informal Islamic Pedagogical Activities among Hui Muslims in China," BUNKAJINRUIGAKU (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology) 80(3): 363-385, 2015)
Feb 2017
The 12th International Institute for the Study of Religion Award, The International Institute for the Study of Religion
 
"Islamic Movement" in Contemporary China: An Ethnography of Hui Muslims Surviving the Living with Difficulties (Fukyosha, 2016)

Published Papers

 
A Change in the Ethnicity/Religiosity of the Hui People and Tourism Development: A Case Study of Hui Muslim Society in Yunnan Province, China
Masashi Nara
Proceedings: International Symposium "Ethnicities in China and their Interaction with Global Society in the era of BELT and ROAD INITIATIVE"   22-34   Nov 2018
Masashi Nara
Déjà Lu   6 1-51   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Anthropological Studies of the Religious Situation in Contemporary China: Entanglements of Double Orthodoxy and Religious Practices (in Japanese)
Masashi Nara
Annual Report of Social Anthropology   42 143-155   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Autonomy of Religious Minorities in Contemporary China: A Case Study of Informal Religious Activities by Hui Muslim Minority in Kunming, Yunnan Province (in Japanese)
Masashi Nara
Research Paper of Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd. Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund for Fiscal Year 2013   1-38   May 2016
Religiosity Going back and forth between "Huizu" and "Muslims": A Case Study of Hui Society in Kunming, Yunnan Province (in Chinese)
Masashi Nara
Anthropology of Religion   (5) 324-340   Dec 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Cultural Practices in the Sacred and the Profane (in Chinese)
Masashi Nara (Part:Joint Work, The Formation of "Public Interest": A Case Study of Public Interest Activities in the Hui Muslim Society in Kunming)
China Social Science Press   Oct 2017   ISBN:978-7-5203-0494-8
Anthropological Fieldwork in China (in Japanese)
NARA Masashi (Part:Contributor, Beyond "Religion": A Fieldwork among Muslims in Yunnan Province)
Fukyosha   Jun 2017   ISBN:4894892421
Zhenghe Forum: Connecting China and the Muslim World ((eds.) Haiyun Ma, Chai Shaojin, Ngeow Chow Bing)
Masashi Nara (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 13 (Islamic Revival through Entanglements of "the Religious" and "the Secular": The Islamic Missionary Activity by Hui Muslims in Yunnan Province, China)
University of Malaya Press   2016   ISBN:978-967-0380-75-9
Masashi Nara (Part:Joint Editor, Chapter 4. Hui Muslim Moving among unevenly distributed "the Peripheries": A Case Study of Trans-regional Informal Islamic Pedagogical Activities in Yunnan Province)
Bensei Shuppan   Jul 2015   ISBN:4585230351

Misc

 
奈良 雅史
現代中国 = Modern China : 研究年報   (92) 144-148   2018
Masashi Nara
News Letter of the International Institute for the Study of Religion   (86) 11-13   Jun 2017   [Invited]
Masashi Nara
CATS Library (Commemorative Essays for the 10th Anniversary of Regional Tourism Management Division "Challenges to Studies on Tourism Creation")   11(11) 111-116   Mar 2017
The Significance of an Oath ritual by Yi People in Xiaoliangshan, Yunnan Province
Zhuang Kongshao (trans. Masashi Nara)
”Cultural Heritage of China: An Anthropological Perspective” Senri Ethnological Report   (136) 297-313   Mar 2016

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Exchange of Piety: Islamic Revival and Social Change among Hui Muslims in Contemporary China
Masashi Nara
The 2nd Annual Conference of the EASSSR (East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion) 2019   27 Jul 2019   
Economy of Piety: A Change in Hui Society and Islamic Revival
Masashi Nara
The 5th Annual Conference of East Asian Anthropological Association   11 Nov 2018   
A Change in the Ethnicity/Religiosity of the Hui People and Tourism Development: A Case Study of Hui Muslim Society in Yunnan Province, China
Masashi Nara
International Symposium "Ethnicities in China and their Interaction with Global Society in the era of BELT and ROAD INITIATIVE"   4 Nov 2018   
Ethnic Tourism and a Change of Ethnicity: "Contact Zone" in Hui Muslim Society in Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province (in Chinese)
Masashi Nara
International Workshop "The Floating Population and Inter-ethnic Relationships in Contemporary China"   24 Mar 2018   
Governmental Control of Religion and Generation of Islamic "Discipline": A Case Study of a Movement against Alcohol in Yunnan Province, China (in Japanese)
Masashi Nara
Meeting for the Joint Research Project "Multilateral Analysis of Discipline, Violence, Governance in Contemporary Muslim Societies"   20 Jan 2018   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
An Anthropological Study of Religions and Mobilities: Transnational Muslim Network in Contemporary China
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Masashi Nara
Reorganization of Inter-Ethnic Relationship through Ethnic Tourism: A Case Study of Hui Muslims in Yunnan Province, China
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Masashi Nara
"Islamic Movements" in Contemporary China
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Scientific Literature)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Masashi Nara
New perspectives of text studies in Yunnan, China
Tokyo University of Foreign Language, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA): ILCAA Joint Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Atsushi YAMADA
An Anthropological Study of the Relationship between Religion and the Public: A Case Study of Islamic Movements in Contemporary China
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Masashi Nara

Others

 
Mar 2005   Curator's Certificate