Professor HORI Yutaka

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History glimpsed in the body

Even if the Emperor passes away he is not acknowledged as dead. The court society adopted this odd custom in the middle of the Heian period. The body might appear the same across times and places, but its perception within people’s minds changes incessantly. So what will we see when we grasp those changes and delineate the culture and politics of a given time and place?

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Courses
    Japanese History (Special Lecture);
    Ancient and Medieval History in Japan (Advanced Lecture)
    Personal History
    1991 Graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University
    1997 Completed the doctoral program (without a doctoral degree) at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University

    Full-time Lecturer, Shoin Women's Junior College
    Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Osaka Shoin Women’s University
    Current position
    Ph.D. (Literature)
    Japanese Ancient History
    Research Subject
    Structural study of the Emperor’s authority (1997-present);
    Japanese religions in East Asia (1995-present)
    The Emperor; death; religion; Buddhism; East Asia
    Tohoku Historical Society; The Japanese Society for Historical Studies; The Society of the History of Buddhism
    Database of Researchers Information
  • Books
    『仏教がつなぐアジア―王権・信仰・美術―』、勉誠出版、2014 (co-editor)
    Academic Papers