Faculty

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John BREEN
Specialized Field(s) Modern Japanese history
Current Research Themes I have been studying the modern history of the Ise shrines for a few years. I am now interested especially in Ise’s pleasure quarters and the linkage between the modern imperial institution and Ise amulets. I am also writing a book on the modern emperor system from a ritual perspective.
Keywords for Research Emperor, rites, Yasukuni, diplomacy
E-mailjb8*nichibun.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)

Education

1979B.A., Oriental Faculty, St. John's College, Cambridge University
1993Ph. D., Oriental Faculty, St. John's College, Cambridge University

Professional Experience

1985Lecturer, Senior lecturer, Reader in Japanese, SOAS, University of London
2008Associate Professor, Office of Research Exchange, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2011Professor, Office of International Research Exchange, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2017Professor, Office of Digital Resources, Publications, and Public Information, International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Degree(s)

1993Ph. D., St. John's College, Cambridge University

Achievements

Books

『変容する聖地 : 伊勢』、思文閣出版、京都、2016年5月
(Henyō suru Seichi: Ise, Shibunkaku-shuppan, Kyoto, May 2016.)
『神都物語 : 伊勢神宮の近現代史』 歴史文化ライブラリー405、吉川弘文館、東京、2015年7月
(Shinto Monogatari: Ise jingū no kingendaishi, Yoshikawa kōbunkan, Tokyo, July 2015.)
Yasukuni, the war dead and the struggle for Japan’s past Reprint of Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2008, Oxford University Press, 201 pages, 2013.
『儀礼と権力 天皇の明治維新』、平凡社、東京、2011年8月20日
(Girei to Kenryoku: Tennō no Meiji Ishin, Heibon-sha, Tokyo, 20 August 2011.)

Co-authored Books

(co-authored) John Breen and Mark Teeuwen Lo shinto : Una nuova storia, Astrolabio Ubaldini, 2014.
(co-translated) Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and John Breen Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai, Columbia University Press, 2014.
(co-authored) John Breen and Mark Teeuwen A New history of Shinto, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2010.
(edit) Yasukuni, the war dead and the struggle for Japan's past , Hurst/Columbia University Press, London, 2007.
(edit) Death in Japan, Mortality special issue 9:1, 2004.

Articles

“Yasukuni: The Tokyo shrine to the Japanese military war dead,” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
「伊勢神宮と国家儀礼:その歴史と政治を巡って(島薗進と対談)」 『世界』 883号、2016年
(“The Ise shrines and state rites: on their history and politics,” Sekai , 2016.)
「天皇の外交と国際認識:1868-94年」 『大学の日本史:教養から考える歴史へ 4近代』、山川出版、2016年
(“Imperial diplomacy and international recognition: 1868-94,” 2016.)
「戦後の伊勢 プリントメディアにみる神宮と式年遷宮」 『変容する聖地 伊勢』、思文閣、2016年
(“Postwar Ise: Jingu and the rites of rebuilding as seen in print media,” Henyō suru Seichi: Ise, 2016.)
「近代の宮中儀礼:天皇に求められた政治」 『講座明治維新11:明治維新と宗教・文化』、有志舎、2016年
(“Modern court rites and imperial politics,” 2016.)

Academic Society Membership

Association for Asian Studies
British Association for Japanese Studies
European Association for Japanese Studies
Institute for historical research, University of London
Rekishigaku Shingikyōkai

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