YUTO KAWAMURA

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
yuto0619hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I am studying languages and philosophies in ancient and medieval India and Iran, including those of Buddhism. I specialise in Sanskrit grammatical theories. My current research centers on Vedic language and culture, Sanskrit grammar, Sanskrit etymology, and Sanskrit poetry.

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 / Vedic / Etymology / Grammar / Liturgy / Theology / Poetics

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 / Hiroshima Philosophical Society

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Research Tutorial IB
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Indian and Buddhist Studies
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Introduction to Sanskrit
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Elementary Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Elementary Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism C
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism D
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts A
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts B
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts C
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Philological Study of Sanskrit Texts D
  14. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  15. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  16. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism C
  17. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Seminar in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism D
  18. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis A
  19. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis B
  20. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research Tutorial II (Philosophy)
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences (English Class)
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Indian Philosophy A
  24. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Indian Philosophy B
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on the History of Indian Philosophy A
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on the History of Indian Philosophy B
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, General Seminar on Indian Philosophy and Buddhism A
  28. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, General Seminar on Indian Philosophy and Buddhism B
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research
  31. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  32. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. 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
  2. From Word Magic to Systematic Linguistic Inquiry: The Kautsa Controversy in Nirukta 1.15–16, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 49, 931-951, 20211110
  3. Śaraṇadeva's Device to Justify Vedic Usage in Non-Vedic Literature, Journal of Indological Studies, 28, 51-64, 2018
  4. New Material for Studying Pāṇini's Grammar and Its Vedic Background: Sthiramati on Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.3.16, Indo-Iranian Journal, 61, 101-117, 2018
  5. Candragomin's Theory of karman, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 66(3), 992-998, 2018
  6. 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
  7. Sakr̥dbaddham anityaṃ dvirbaddhaṃ ca subaddham, Journal of South Asian Languages and Cultures, 9, 77-93, 2018
  8. 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
  9. Bhartr̥hari's Interpretation of the Vedic idáṃ bhū–Construction, Tetsugaku (Hiroshima Philosophical Society), 69, 57-65, 2017
  10. Literary Elements in Rāvaṇa's Grammatical Speech, The Annals of the Research Project Center for the Comparative Study of Logic, 14, 91-102, 2017
  11. Chandovat sūtrāṇi bhavanti and chandovat kavayaḥ kurvanti: Bhāmaha on Vedic Usage, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 65(3), 1059-1065, 2017
  12. 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
  13. Sambandha versus Sambaddhasambandha: The Semantics of Sixth-triplet Endings, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 46(1), 179-192, 2017
  14. Bhaṭṭi's Knowledge of Kātyāyana's and Patañjali's Arguments, South Asian Classical Studies, 11, 197-203, 201607
  15. 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
  16. On Bhaṭṭikāvya 9.8–11: sicivṛddhyadhikāra, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 63(3), 1204-1208, 2015
  17. Bhaṭṭi on Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.3.17, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 62(3), 1081-1086, 2014
  18. On the Comparison of a River to a Woman in the Meghadūta, Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, 60(3), 1148-1152, 2012
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. ★, 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
  22. 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
  2. 2021, Etymology of Gods' Names, Keisuisha, 2022/08, Scholarly Book, Single work, 日本語, ISBN978-4-86327-565-2
  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. 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
  2. An Introduction to Sanskrit Etymology, Yūto Kawamura, Visiting Lecture, 2018/12, With Invitation, English, SOAS University of London
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. On the Aorist Form Samāranta in the Bhaṭṭikāvya, Yūto Kawamura, 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 2015/06, Without Invitation, English, Bangkok
  10. 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, Indo-Iranian Journal, Others, Reviewer, 1
  2. 2021, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Others, Reviewer, 1
  3. 2021, Nidaba, Others, Reviewer, 1
  4. 2021, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, Reviewer, 1
  5. 2021, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, reviewer
  6. 2018, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reviewer, 2
  7. 2019, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Others, Reviewer, 1