Kawamura Shinzo

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Kawamura Shinzo
Sophia University
Faculty of Humanities, Department of History
Job title
Sacred Theology Licenciate(Weston Jesuit School of Theology), Doctor of Philosophy in History(Georgetown University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Published Papers

Reading a new 'Hidden christian' document on 'Takata' district of Bungo
(152) 1-31   Nov 2018   [Invited]
A Re-examination of the Miyako Journey Narravives of Francis Xavier: In the context of the Co-relations prevailing among the Ouch Family, the Sakai Merchants, and the Honganji Temple, in the vicinity of the Inland Sea during the Tenbun Period (1532-1554).
Sophia Historical Studies   (55) 15-49   Nov 2010
Es possible el dialogo interreligioso : Francisco Xavier y sus sucesores en Japon?
Manresa   78(307) 121-133   May 2006
The Introduction of the System of "Confraternity" into Sixteenth-Century Japan as Viewed from the Global Historical Context: A Case of "Connected Histories"
Kawamura, Shinzo
Bulletin of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies   (4) 95-110   Mar 2006
Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of Inter-Religious Dialogues
Kawamura, Shinzo
Sophia   53(3) 37-58   Jul 2005


Communities, Christendom, and the Unified Regime in early Moderan Japan.
Christianity and Cultures Japan & China in Comparison 1543-1644   151-165   Oct 2009
Witnessing to the Faith with One's Life: Thoughts on the Beatification of Petro(Pedro)Kibe and the other 187 Martyrs.
The Japan Mission Journal   61(2) 75-80   2007
The Japanese Jesuit View of Non-christian Religions: From the Standpoint of Monotheism
245-254   Mar 2007
An Evaluation of Valignano's Decision-making from the Viewpoint of Japanese Society
Integration and Division between Universalism and Localism in Jesuit Mission Reports and Histories: Sophia University International Colloquium 2005 REPORT   101-114   Mar 2006
Making Christian Lay Communities during the "Christian Century" in Japan: A Case Study of Takata District in Bungo
Ph.D. Dissertation (Georgetown University)      Mar 1999

Books etc

The Role of Jesuit Universities in Asia: Catholic Idntity and Catholic Education in Modern Japan since 1868.
Kawamura Shinzo (Part:Joint Work)
Sophia University Press   Dec 2015   ISBN:9784324099452
Beyond borders : a global perspective of Jesuit mission history
Kawamura Shinzo (Part:Editor, 218-241 . 371-382)
Nov 2009   ISBN:9784324086117
『Beyond borders : a global perspective of Jesuit mission history』
Kawamura Shinzo (Part:Joint Editor)
Sophia University Press   Oct 2009   ISBN:9784324086100
Introducing Catholic theology
Kawamura Shinzo (Part:Joint Work, 54-86)
Apr 2009   ISBN:9784324086377
Promenade d'historiens
Kawamura Shinzo (Part:Joint Work, 67-100)
Sophia University Press   Mar 2008   ISBN:9784324083925

Conference Activities & Talks

Pius IX and Japan: The History of the Miracle of the East. [Invited]
Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.
75 the Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and the Holy See.   12 Oct 2017   Embassy of Japan to the Holy See, Pontifical Gregorian University, Japan Catholic Central Conference.
Xavier's Perspective on other creeds and Endo Shusaku's Silence: HIstorical and Literary Reflections on European Missin in Japan in the 16th century. [Invited]
Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.
EAJS(European Association for Japanese Studies) Confernce   1 Sep 2017   EAJS
History of Christianity in Japan and Hisorical Review on Martyrdom in the 16th and 17th Centuries. [Invited]
Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.
Lecture at Pontifical Theological Faculty of the Southern Italy, Istituto di storia del Christianesimo.   23 Nov 2016   Thoelogical Faculty of the Southern Italy, Instituto di Storia del Cristianesimo.
A Controversial Idea of "Immortality of the Spirit (Anima)" in the Jesuit Compendium (Japanese text) written in 1595. [Invited]
Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.
International Conference on "Transformation of the Western Theory of the Soul."   5 Nov 2016   Cente for Guangzhou and Cultural Exchange, Archive for Introduction of Western Thoughts, Guangzhou University.
History of Christianity in Japan and Historical Review on Martyrdom in the 16th and 17th centuries. [Invited]
Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.
The Third International Symposium on Martyrdom.   5 Sep 2016   The Clerica Congregation of the Blessed Korean Martyrs/.

Research Grants & Projects

A Comparative Study of Integration and Division of "Universalism and Localism" in the Jesuit Mission Reports from 16th century to 18th century.
Project Year: 2005 - 2006    Investigator(s): Shinzo Kawamura