YUTO KAWAMURA

Last Updated :2024/06/11

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
yuto0619hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I am currently studying linguistic theories, poetics, and mythologies in ancient and medieval India.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2013/04, 2014/03, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2)
  • 2014/04, 2015/03, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD)
  • 2015/04, 2018/03, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (SPD)
  • 2015/04, 2018/03, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Lecturer
  • 2018/04, 2019/02, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, Overseas Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2019/04, 2020/03/31, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University, Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Letters : Humane Studies : Philosophy and Thought
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Philosophy;Chinese philosophy / Indian philosophy / Buddhist studies

Research Keywords

  • Sanskrit / grammar / poetics / mythology

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies / Association for the Study of the History of Indian Thought / Nihon Buddhist Research Association / Japan Society for Historical Linguistics / The Institute of Eastern Culture / Linguistic Society of West Japan / Japanese Association for Comparative Philosophy / Association of Esoteric Buddhist Studies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Indian and Buddhist Studies
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Elementary Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Elementary Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism C
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism D
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts A
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts B
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts C
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts D
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  15. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism C
  16. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism D
  17. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis A
  18. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis B
  19. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  20. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  21. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  22. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Indian Philosophy A
  23. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Indian Philosophy B
  24. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on the History of Indian Philosophy A
  25. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on the History of Indian Philosophy B
  26. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, General Seminar on Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  27. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, General Seminar on Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  28. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  29. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research
  30. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  31. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The Diamond Needle, BDK English Tripiṭaka Series, 3-19, 202309
  2. How to Define the God of Fire: Fresh Perspectives on Yāska's Etymologies of agni, Śabdānugamaḥ: Indian linguistic Studies in Honor of George Cardona. Volume II Historical linguistics, Vedic, etc., 221-240, 20220217
  3. From Word Magic to Systematic Linguistic Inquiry: The Kautsa Controversy in Nirukta 1.15–16, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 49, 931-951, 20211110
  4. Śaraṇadeva's Device to Justify Vedic Usage in Non-Vedic Literature, Journal of Indological Studies, 28, 51-64, 2018
  5. New Material for Studying Pāṇini's Grammar and Its Vedic Background: Sthiramati on Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.3.16, Indo-Iranian Journal, 61, 101-117, 2018
  6. Candragomin's Theory of karman, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 66(3), 992-998, 2018
  7. Interweaving Poetic Devices with Grammatical Illustrations: A New Type of kāvya by Bhaṭṭi, Nagoya Studies in Indian Culture and Buddhism: Saṃbhāṣā, 34, 43-56, 2018
  8. Sakr̥dbaddham anityaṃ dvirbaddhaṃ ca subaddham, Journal of South Asian Languages and Cultures, 9, 77-93, 2018
  9. Bridging the Gap between Semantic Elucidation (Nirvacana) in the Sanskrit Tradition and Historical Linguistics, Proceedings of the 10th Next-Generation Global Workshop, 68-79, 2018
  10. Bhartr̥hari's Interpretation of the Vedic idáṃ bhū–Construction, Tetsugaku (Hiroshima Philosophical Society), 69, 57-65, 2017
  11. Literary Elements in Rāvaṇa's Grammatical Speech, The Annals of the Research Project Center for the Comparative Study of Logic, 14, 91-102, 2017
  12. Chandovat sūtrāṇi bhavanti and chandovat kavayaḥ kurvanti: Bhāmaha on Vedic Usage, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 65(3), 1059-1065, 2017
  13. Illustrations of Aṣṭādhyāyī 1.3.29 in the Mahābhāṣya and the Bhaṭṭikāvya, Vyākaraṇaparipṛcchā: Proceedings of the Vyākaraṇa Section of the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 153-174, 2016
  14. Sambandha versus Sambaddhasambandha: The Semantics of Sixth-triplet Endings, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 46(1), 179-192, 2017
  15. Bhaṭṭi's Knowledge of Kātyāyana's and Patañjali's Arguments, South Asian Classical Studies, 11, 197-203, 201607
  16. Patañjali's Interpretation vs. Poetic Usage: Bhaṭṭi on Aṣṭādhyāyī 1.3.56 upād yamaḥ svakaraṇe, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 64(3), 1074-1080, 2016
  17. On Bhaṭṭikāvya 9.8–11: sicivṛddhyadhikāra, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 63(3), 1204-1208, 2015
  18. Bhaṭṭi on Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.3.17, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 62(3), 1081-1086, 2014
  19. On the Comparison of a River to a Woman in the Meghadūta, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 60(3), 1148-1152, 2012
  20. The Vedic idáṃ bhū-Construction as a Precursor of the Compound Type x-Bhūta, Puṣpikā V: Tracing Ancient India, through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology, 129-141, 201911
  21. What is the Purpose of Restating dā in Aṣṭādhyāyī 5.3.19: tado dā ca?, Proceedings of the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (University of British Columbia, July 9-13, 2018), 2019
  22. ★, Classifying and Defining Deities in the Late Vedic Age: A Study and an Annotated Translation of Yāska's Nirukta Chapter 7, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 31(2), 243-282, 202104
  23. The Origin of Indra as the Thunder God, Nouvelle Mythologie Comparée, 6, 5-18, 202109

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/05, Speech and Magical Power—Disclosing Vedic Mythology, Shō-bun Sha, Book(general), Single work, 日本語, 288, 288
  2. 2021, Etymology of Gods' Names, Keisuisha, 2022/08, Scholarly Book, Single work, 日本語, ISBN978-4-86327-565-2, 184, 184
  3. 2018/01, The kāraka Theory Embodied in the Rāma Story: A Sanskrit Textbook in Medieval India. With a Foreword by George Cardona, D. K. Printworld, Scholarly Book, Single work, 英語, Yūto Kawamura, 196
  4. 2017/01, The Decryption of the Bhaṭṭikāvya: Sanskrit Court Poetry and Pāṇinian Grammar, Hōzōkan, Scholarly Book, Single work, 日本語, Yūto Kawamura, 459

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Word and Meaning: The World of the Philosophy of Language in Classical India, 2023 Hakubi Annual Report Meeting, Kyoto University, 2024/05, With Invitation, English, published
  2. Sanskrit Studies: The Past, the Present, and the Future, Yuto KAWAMURA, Masato KOBAYASHI, Yusuke OYAMA, Qianqian ZHANG, Yuzuki TSUKAGOSHI, The 162nd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2021/06/27, Without Invitation, Japanese
  3. An Introduction to Sanskrit Etymology, Yūto Kawamura, Visiting Lecture, 2018/12, With Invitation, English, SOAS University of London
  4. Grammar, Etymology, and Magic: How to make a Ritual Formula Efficacious, Yūto Kawamura, 9th Coffee Break Conference: Science and Technology in Premodern Asia, 2018/12, With Invitation, English, University of Oxford
  5. What is the Purpose of Restating dā in Aṣṭādhyāyī 5.3.19 tado dā ca?, Yūto Kawamura, 17th World Sanskrit Conference, 2018/07, Without Invitation, English, University of British Columbia
  6. Noah's Ark in India: The Story of How a Fish Saves Manu from the Flood in the Śatapatha-Brāhmaṇa, Yūto Kawamura, Sanskrit Reading Room, 2018/05, With Invitation, English, SOAS University of London
  7. Bridging the Gap between Semantic Elucidation (Nirvacana) in the Sanskrit Tradition and Historical Linguistics, Kenji Takahashi and Yūto Kawamura, The 10th Next-Generation Global Workshop: Delineating Borders in a Borderless World, 2017/09, Without Invitation, English, Kyoto University
  8. The Vedic idáṃ bhū-Construction as a Precursor of the Compound type x-bhūta, Yūto Kawamura, 9th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, 2017/09, Without Invitation, English, Ghent University
  9. A Fresh Approach to Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.4.4: adhvaryukratur anapuṁsakam Presented by the Buddhist Grammarian Śaraṇadeva, Yūto Kawamura, 18th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 2017/08, Without Invitation, English, University of Toronto
  10. On the Aorist Form Samāranta in the Bhaṭṭikāvya, Yūto Kawamura, 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 2015/06, Without Invitation, English, Bangkok
  11. Some Thoughts on un-Pāṇinian Forms Found in the Classical Sanskrit Literature, Yūto Kawamura, The 9th International Intensive Sanskrit Retreat, 2014/08, Without Invitation, English, Hokkaidō

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 1st Hiroshima Sanskrit Meeting (Vedic), 2019/12

Other Social Contributions

  1. Special Lecture at Bukkyō Salon Kyoto, The Power of Names and Mantras: Tracing Their Origin, Bukkyō Salon Kyoto, 2019/09/21, Campus Plaza Kyoto, Lecturer, Lecture, General
  2. The 7th Young Researchers' Social Lunch, Devavāṇīpraveśikā: An Introduction to the World of Sanskrit, Hiroshima University, 2019/04, 2019/04, TV or radio appearance, Others, Teachers
  3. Kyoto University Academic Day 2015, The Forest of Classical Sanskrit Poetry: Seeking Beauty, Kyoto University, 2015/10, TV or radio appearance, Meeting or assembly, High school students

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2022, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, Reviewer
  2. 2022, Indo-Iranian Journal, Others, Reviewer, 1
  3. 2021, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Others, Reviewer, 1
  4. 2021, Nidaba, Others, Reviewer, 1
  5. 2021, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, Reviewer, 1
  6. 2021, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, reviewer
  7. 2018, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reviewer, 2
  8. 2019, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, Reviewer, 1