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USHIMURA Kei

USHIMURA Kei

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Comparative literature and culture, intellectual history
  • Current Research Themes
    My current research interest is in exploring the history of Japanese sports in the Meiji era, in particular track and field sports, from the viewpoint of civilization. This approach is based on the assumption that Japan’s participation in the Stockholm Olympics of 1912 provided it with an opportunity to rank alongside the “first-class” (civilized) countries of the world.
  • Keywords for Research
    Intellectual history, civilization, comparative culture
Education
  • 1983
    B. A., French Language and Literature, University of Tokyo
  • 1985
    M. A., Comparative Literature and Culture, University of Tokyo
Professional Experience
  • 1989
    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
  • 1996
    Assistant Professor, at Ome, Meisei University
  • 2000
    Associate Professor, at Ome, Meisei University
  • 2005
    Assistant Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2007
    Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 2003
    Ph. D., University of Tokyo
Current Research Themes (Movie)
Achievements
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Articles
  • “Pal's ‘Dissentient Judgment’ Reconsidered―Some Notes on Japanese Responses to the Opinion,” Japan Review 19, 2007
Awards
  • 2001.
    The Yamamoto Shichihei Award
Academic Society Membership
  • International Comparative Literature Association
  • Japan Comparative Literature Association
  • The Japanese Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations