Michio Takatani

Last Updated :2021/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
takatanhiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School, Division of Sociology, Japan, 1981/04, 1982/03
  • The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Japan, 1974/04, 1979/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., The University of Tokyo
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, The University of Tokyo

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Global Studies
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Integrated Arts and Sciences

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Cultural anthropology;Cultural anthropology

Research Keywords

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ethnicity
  • Cultural Dynamics
  • Mainland Southeast Asia and Its Surroundings
  • Shan (Tay/Tai) Cultural Area
  • anthropology of knowledge

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (Japanese Society of Ethnology), 1979
  • Japanese Society for Southeast Asian Studies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Cultural AnthropologyA
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Ethics in Science
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Knowledge of Anthropology
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Knowledge of Anthropology
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Tourism Studies
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Anthropology of Knowledge I
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Anthropology of Knowledge II
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Area Studies
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar on Field Research for Area Studies IA
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar on Field Research for Area Studies IB

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Rethinking Cultural Context of Myanmar from Anthropological Point of View, Universities Historical Research Centre= Myanmar (ed.)Post Colonial Society and Culture in Southeast Asia, 2, 27-37, 20010201
  2. ★, Who are the Shan?: An Ethnological Perspective, Southeast Asian Studies, 35(4), 38-56, 19980301
  3. ★, Urban Character of Festivals in Rangoon, Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology Special Issue, 13(2), 221-251, 19881001
  4. ★, Buddhism and Society in Burma: An Essay through a Comparison of Buddhism, The Japanese Journal of Ethnology, 47(1), 51-71, 19820601
  5. Recent Japanese Ethnographic Studies on Southeast Asia, Southeast Adia: History and Culture, 152-156, 19910501
  6. Taryo Obayashi: An Ethnologist, 29, 135-148, 20030901
  7. Shan Construction of Knowledge, Universities Historical Research Centre= Myanmar (ed.)Texts and Contexts in Southeast Asia=, 2, 52-66, 20030401
  8. Ethnic Identity and Knowledge of the Shan, Myanmar Historical Commission= Myanmar (ed.) Traditions of Knowledge in Southeast Asia, 2, 213-222, 20041201
  9. Work and Life of U Min Naing, B.A., Proceeding of the 2011 International Conference of ISEAS/PUFS, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Co-sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea and Pusan University of Foreign Studies, 20110601
  10. An Anthropological Study of Dr. J. N. Cushing’s Dictionary, The Central Committee of the Shan Literature and Culture Association (ed.) The Cultural Heritage of Tai (Shan) Ethnic Groups, 81-90, 20130801
  11. Rethinking "political Tourism" in Myanmar, 2(2), 107-123, 201409
  12. Ethnic Identification in Shan (Tai) Cultural Area, Collection of Research Papers, the 2nd Conference of Tai Society for Historical Studies, 175-196, 20161230
  13. Ethno-Knowledge of the Shan and Modernity, Ajia Shakai Bunka Kenkyu, 35-64, 20170331
  14. How the Bamar saw the Shan in Pre-Modern Period, The Journal of Tai Studies, 1(1), 131-139, 20170601
  15. Material Culture in Shan (Tai/Tay:) Cultural Area (SCA), Conference Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of Tai Society for Historical Studies, 47-62, 20171230

Publications such as books

  1. 1998/04, Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Making of Mainland Southeast Asia (An Anthropological Analysis of Burmanization of the Shan) , Center for Southeast Asian Studies= kyoto University, 1998, 04, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 308
  2. 2007/07, Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Burma (Who are the Shan? An Ethnological Perspective) , 2007, 07, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 108791114969, 283
  3. 1999/01, Anthropological Study of Tourism in Myanmar , 1999, 01, Scholarly Book, Single work, 938580179, 151
  4. 2008/02, Ethnicity in Burma (Myanmar), 2008, 02, Scholarly Book, Single work, 364
  5. 2008/02, Lectures on Anthropological Knowledge, 2008, 02, Book(general), Compilation, 175
  6. 2012/02, Cultural Anthropology of Tsunagari, 2012, 02, Scholarly Book, Compilation, 9784861631795C3039, 341
  7. 1993/03, Anthropological Study on Practical Religion-Theravada Buddhism (Comparative study of Pagoda Festivals in Burma) , Kyoto University Press, 1993, 03, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation
  8. 1993/05, Anthropological Studies on Conflicts of "Ethnic Groups" and Nations (An Anthropological Study of Shan Ethnicity in Burma) , 1993, 05, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 338
  9. 1990/04, Findings of Ethnic Cultures Part 2 (Social Integration and Dynamics) (Belief System and Political Power in Burma) , SHOGAKUKAN, 1990, 04, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 637
  10. 1987/09, Burma and Japan: Basic Studies on their Cultural and Social Structure (Ritual Processions in Burma) , The Burma Research Group, 1987, 09, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 312
  11. 1999/03, Linguistic & Anthropological Study on the Shan Culture Area (Spirit Worship in Northern Shan State) , Linguistic & Anthropological Study on the Shan Culture Area, 1999, 03, Report, Cocompilation, 246
  12. 2000/03, Dynamics of Ethnic Cultures across National Boundaries in Souwestern China and Mainland Southeast Asia: Relations, Societies, and Languages (On Narrative Formation of Spirit Legends in Burma (Myanmar)) , Ming Muang Printing House, 2000, 03, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 277

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. An Anthropological Study of Dr. J. N. Cushing's Dictionary, TAKATANI, Michio, The Seminar on "The Cultural Heritage of Tai (Shan) Ethnic Group", 2012/12/13, With Invitation, English, The Central Committee of the Shan Literature and Culture Association, Kengtung, Eastern Shan State, MYANMAR
  2. Ethnic Identification in Shan (Tai) Cultural Area, TAKATANI Michio, The Seminar organized by the Central Committee of the Shan Literature and Culture Association, 2016/12/30, With Invitation, English, The Central Committee of the Shan Literature and Culture Association, Mandalay, MYANMAR
  3. Material Culture in Shan (Tai/Tay:) Cultural Area (SCA), TAKATANI, Michio, The 3rd Conference of Tai Society for Historical Studies, 2017/12/30, With Invitation, English, Panglong, Shan State, MYANMAR
  4. Prayer for Water, by the Water and for the Water in Japan, TAKATANI, Michio, International Conference on Traditions of Water in Asia: Beliefs, Practices and Transformations, 2018/12/12, With Invitation, English, SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Traditions, Yangon, MYANMAR
  5. An Anthropological Study of Shan Knowledge-Based Organization in Myanmar, Michio Takatani, Anthropological Study on Religion: Activities of CBOs and NGOs in Myanmar, 2019/08/23, Without Invitation, English, Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon, MYANMAR
  6. Shan/Tai New Year Festivals in Myanmar, TAKATANI Michio, The Centenary of the University of Yangon, International Conference and Round-table on Anthropology, 2019/12/03, With Invitation, English, University of Yangon, MYANMAR, Department of Anthropology, Yamanya Hall, University of Yangon, MYANMAR

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Visiting Professor, 2012/12, 2016/12, University of Yangon (Myanmar)

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 1998, Japanese Journal of Ethnology, Editor
  2. 1999, Japanese Journal of Ethnology, Editor
  3. 2000, Japanese Journal of Ethnology, Editor