Shioya Akifumi

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Shioya Akifumi
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
Assistant Professor
MA in Literature(The University of Tokyo), PhD in Literature(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2008
Aug 2009
Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Sep 2009
Sep 2011
Research Associate, Academic Service Office for the Humanities and Social Sciences Area, University of Tsukuba
Oct 2011
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Sep 2016
Sep 2016
Visiting Professor, Support Program for Organizations in Japanese Studies (Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies), Japan Foundation
Apr 2019
Mar 2020
Collaborative Researcher, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University


Apr 1997
Mar 2002
Oriental History, Division of History, Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2002
Mar 2005
Asian History, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2005
Mar 2010
Asian History, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
May 2006
Mar 2008
Al-Biruni Institute for Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Uzbekistan

Committee Memberships

May 2018
European Society for Central Asian Studies  Board member
Apr 2015
Fieldnet  Steering Committee Member
Jun 2013
Jun 2015
Society of Inner Asian Studies  Secretory (Journal Editing)

Awards & Honors

Dec 2014
University of Tsukuba Young Scholar Award, University of Tsukuba
Nov 2014
Japan Consortium for Area Studies Award, Toryu-sho (Budding Project), Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS)

Published Papers

Journal of Eurasian Studies   10(2) 147-158   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
This work endeavors to analyze the negotiation process of the Treaty of Ghulja between the Russian Empire and Qing China in the summer of 1851. The treaty’s format and negotiation method largely followed the examples established by the original Ki...
Qajar Mission to Khiva in 1842: Negotiations Over Release of Shiite Captives and the Participation of Anglo-Russian Representatives
The Nairiku Ajiashi Kenkyu (Inner Asian Studies)   (33) 51-73   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Imperial Russian Diplomacy toward the Qing Empire: An Analysis of the Kulja Treaty Negotiation Process (1851)
塩谷, 哲史
The Nairiku Ajiashi Kenkyu (Inner Asian Studies)   (32) 23-46   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
The Nairiku Ajiashi Kenkyu (Inner Asian Studies)   (31) 73-92   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
<p>This article analyses the factors behind the failure of the Amu River diversion project initiated by the Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich in the territories of the Khanate of Khiva at the end of the 1870s. Shioya (2014) argued the details of ...
Frontiers of History in China   9(3) 384-408   Oct 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

J. Noda and H. Komatsu eds., Prospects of Modern Central Eurasia
塩谷,哲史 (Part:Contributor, Images of the Khans of the Qongrat Dynasty in Khiva in the Nineteenth Century)
山川出版社   Oct 2019   ISBN:9784634672499
Diversion: A Five Centuries History of the Russo-Central Asian Relations focusing on the Amu River (60pp.)
風響社   Oct 2019   ISBN:9874894897915
K. Imamura ed., Analysis of Dynamics of Pastoral Culture in Central Asia, I
塩谷,哲史 (Part:Contributor, Trade in Orenburg in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century)
Dec 2019   
Ch. Obiya ed., 60 Chapters Introduction for Uzbekistan
塩谷,哲史 (Part:Contributor, "Oasis and Irrigated Agriculture: Historical Process" "The Capital Tashkent and Rural Cities: A Road to Modernizatoin" "The Imperial Russian Diversion Project of the Amu River to the Caspian Sea")
明石書店   May 2018   ISBN:9784750346
H. Komatsu ed., 61 Chapters Introduction for the Turks
塩谷,哲史 (Part:Contributor, "The Uzbeks: Diversity and Coexistence" "The Turkmens: A Nation of Brave Spirit" "The Qaraqalpaqs: Migration and their Rich Oral Tradition")
明石書店   Aug 2016   ISBN:9784750343969

Conference Activities & Talks

Khiva: An Islamic City on the Silk Road
10th International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation in Euro-Asian Corridor: Tabriz Conference 2019   29 Aug 2019   Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), East Azerbaijan Tabriz Municipality East Azerbaijan Road and Urban Development Organization East Azerbaijan Construction Organization Tabriz University Tabriz University of Islamic Art
Gift Giving between Khorazm and Iran in the Nineteenth Century
16th Biennial ESCAS Conference   27 Jun 2019   European Society for Central Asian Studies
The diplomatic and commercial relations between Khorazm (the Khanate of Khiva) and Iran (the Qajarid) in the nineteenth century have not been fully analysed. They actually had some diplomatic and commercial relations despite the enmity between the...
Speculation or Commerce?: Alfalfa Export from Khiva to the Global Markets in the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
16th Biennial ESCAS Conference   29 Jun 2019   European Society for Central Asian Studies
The Khorazm oasis is situated in the lower basin of the Amu Darya and artificial irrigation networks have existed in the basin since ancient times. Between the 1890s and 1910s, commercial crops (cotton and alfalfa) were widely sown in this area. W...
The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology   1 Jun 2019   日本文化人類学会
Khivan Chronicles in the Nineteenth Century [Invited]
ILCAA Joint Research Project “Historical Narratives and the Utilization of the Past in Modern Central Asia” The 1st Meeting   25 May 2019   アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所
The History of a River Diversion Project: Exploring the Origins of the Aral Sea Crisis [Invited]
Public Lecture (The Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University)   15 Feb 2019   The Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University
第55回野尻湖クリルタイ(日本アルタイ学会)   15 Jul 2018   日本アルタイ学会
Islam in Japan: Past and Present [Invited]
International Conference: Роль молодежи в предупреждении и противодействии насильственному экстремизму и радикализации, ведущим к терроризму   12 Jun 2018   OSCE
Central Asian Studies at the University of Tsukuba: Overview
Uzbek-Japanese Round Table "The role of citizens' self-government bodies in the implementation of public control: the experience of Uzbekistan and Japan"   23 May 2018   筑波大学大学院国際地域研究専攻中央アジア特別プログラム、筑波大学中央アジア事務所、在日ウズベキスタン大使館、ウズベキスタン市民社会研究所
Slave Trade and Anglo-Russian Relations in Central Asia in the Nineteenth Century [Invited]
Workshop on Political Economies of International Commerce   20 Apr 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Shioya Akifumi
Conceptualizing Social Order and Public Culture in Central Eurasia
Project Year: Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
Japan Society of for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2014


Mar 2015
Foreign (International) Observer for the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dec 2014
Foreign (International) Observer for the Parliamentary Elections of the Republic of Uzbekistan