Beginning in the 2016 academic year, members of the research program “Building a Base for Future Scholars Involved in Studies of Pre-modern East Asia Texts: Acceleration of Research and Education through International Collaboration.”(Program leader: SAITO Mareshi) have established the Platform for Rising Scholars as a means for young researchers to present and share their research with one another.
This event gives young researchers, including graduate students, post-doctoral students, assistant professors, and instructors, a unique opportunity to present original research at venues other than their home institutions. The commentators for this event have likewise been chosen from the ranks of young researchers.
Some presenters have been selected from those universities and research institutions where this event will be held, in hopes of promoting academic collaboration extending beyond the usual boundaries of each institution involved.
1. HIROSE Kimihiko (PhD student at Hokkaido University)
“Social Hierarchy and Historical Consciousness in the Man’yōshū”
2. Matthieu FELT (Junior visiting researcher at Waseda University and PhD student at Columbia University)
“Cosmology and Kingship in the Shoku Nihongi.”
KANAZAWA Hideyuki (Associate professor of Japanology at Hokkaido
1. SEKIYA Yuichi (Part-time instructor at the National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College)
2. BABA Sayuri (Specially appointed professor at Tokyo University)
3. MATSUBARA Mai (PhD student at Tokyo University)
4. YAMAZAKI Kenta (PhD student at Tokyo University)
The Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies:Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration
About the Platform for Rising Scholars
The Platform for Rising Scholars was started in 2016 as part of the Creation of a Next-Generation Hub for East Asian Classical Studies: Accelerating Research and Education through International Collaboration (headed by Saitō Mareshi), with hopes of providing young researchers with an opportunity to share their research and communicate with one another. This platform encourages promising researchers, including graduate students, post-doctors, assistant professors, and lecturers, to present their research outside of their home institutions. Commentators are likewise selected from among young researchers for the purpose of promoting inter-institutional communication.