著者
松居 竜五
出版者
龍谷大学
雑誌
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.9, pp.21-29, 2007-05

Creolization is a concept for a form of cultural reception in which superficial elements of a certain culture are borrowed and used apart from the original context. This concept originally came from the research of Caribbean languages transformed by the contact with the European languages, but is now applied to many cultural phenomenon occurring in the globalization. The Japanese culture which expanded its influence rapidly in these ten or fifteen years has also experienced such creolization in many countries. In this paper is analyzed such a creolization of the Japanese cultural elements, especially in the case of Ninja and Samurai in American comics.
著者
松居 竜五 小泉 博一
出版者
龍谷大学
雑誌
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.6, pp.93-97, 2004-03-25

Minakata Kumagusu (1867-1941), a distinguished scholar both in ecology and folklore, wrote many Japanese essays which are often viewed as pedantic and difficult to read through. It is, however, important to understand that he spent fourteen years in the US and UK, and only wrote essays in English until he was nearly forty years old. Even after his late start as a Japanese essayist, he seems to have put priority on his English contributions to the two London magazines, Nature and Notes and Queries over publications in Japanese. It is therefore necessary to analyse his English essays in order to fully understand his studies and philosophy. In this project, we aim to trace the background to Minakata's English essays in connection with the scholary exchanges published in Nature.
著者
松居 竜五
出版者
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所
雑誌
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
巻号頁・発行日
no.6, pp.98-115, 2004-03

Minakata Kumagusu contributed altogether fifty papers to Nature magazine published in London. Many of them are related to other papers published in the magazine, and they often promote and develop discussions. Four typical topics concerning such essays of Kumagusu are thus analysed in this paper; the Constellations of the Far East written in 1893 as Kumagusu's first contribution to Nature, works concerning folklore of bees and wasps written during 1894-1898 inspired by the work of Russian entomologist Osten Sacken, works on finger print method which were initiated by criticism to a paper of a British colonial officer who claimed himself as the inventor of finger-print method, and correspondence with Arthur Morrison concerning Kumagusu's English writings. First hand materials, articles mainly in Nature, and correspondence related to his papers found in Minakata's residence, are also presented.
著者
松居 竜五
出版者
龍谷大学
雑誌
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.7, pp.149-156, 2005-03-25

Walter Tennyson Swingle (1871-1952), botanist of US Department of agriculture had correspondence with Minakata Kumagusu from 1906 to 1920. According to the 23 letters from Swingle preserved in Minakata's former residence, he continued to ask Minakata to study the origins of cultivated plants in ancient Chinese literature. The aim of Swingle was to prove the pre-Columbian communication between China and America by the traces of cultivated plants such as corn. He also tried to invite Minakata to US, suggesting that he would possibly offer a research position for him in the Congress Library. We herewith publish the transcription of Swingle's letter to Minakata and examine the relationship between the two botanists.
著者
松居 竜五
出版者
龍谷大学
雑誌
龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.8, pp.176-185, 2006-05-31

Shoujo is a style of Japnese comics for girls and young women in their teens, which developed in the postwar period. This style, often thought to be a very peculiar one even in Japan, is now gaining popularity in the US and Europe. This paper analyzes why such a genre attracts the mind of many readers in the West and who the first generation creators of it are. It will reveal that the female teens did not have their own voice in popular culture and those who belong to the minority group are particularly interested in this genre imported from a foreign country.
著者
松居 竜五 奥山 直司 橋爪 博幸 安田 忠典 小峯 和明 千本 英史 横山 茂雄
出版者
龍谷大学
雑誌
基盤研究(B)
巻号頁・発行日
2008 (Released:2008-04-01)

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