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An International Collaborative Research of Buddhism, IR, Area Studies, and Communication Studies on Relationality and Subjectivity

GARC comprises four research groups for Buddhist studies, International Relations, regional studies, and language communication. The four groups conduct research independently, but in reality, their research involves regular mutual interaction.

Group 1 researches analytical methods and frameworks based on Buddhism in the social sciences and humanities. It is important research that provides a framework for overall research and comprises the studies of Buddhism, Shin Buddhism, and religious sociology. Specifically, the group compare the perspective of Buddhism with relationality and the construction of subjectivity in Western philosophy and non-Western philosophies other than Buddhism, and examines their structural differences and differences in their specific consequences and historical origins. Furthermore, the group also researches on the attempts of joint research between Buddhist studies and other fields.

Group 2 conducts social scientific studies on globalization, with focus on International Relations, while adopting a Buddhist perspective. The group focuses on relationality and the construction of subjectivity in international political economy including international conflicts, international norms and economic ethics, and sustainability.

Group 3 researches globalization with the approaches of humanities especially that of regional studies. The group reexamines the problems caused by globalization through the studies of specific and local phenomena with a Buddhist perspective. It also identifies how politics and economics are imposing specific models of subjectivity on people, and how that relationality becomes embedded in social contexts.

Group 4 approaches the relationship between globalization and language from a Buddhist perspective by focusing on such issues as language education for the social integration of immigrants and minorities and, conversely, the social problems caused by difference of languages.

Adjunct Researchers (full-time Ryukoku teaching faculty)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Takiguchi Junya Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Coordination/History

Group 1: Research of Analytical Techniques and Frameworks Based on Buddhism

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Noro Sei Faculty of Letters/Associate Professor Buddhist Studies/Group 1 Leader
Hayashima Satoshi Faculty of Letters/Associate Professor Buddhist Studies
Hasegawa Takeshi Faculty of Business Administration Buddhist Studies
Otani Yuka Faculty of Letters/Associate Professor Buddhist Studies
Uchida Jyunshin Faculty of Letters/Associate Professor Shin Buddhist Studies
Uchimoto Koyu Faculty of Letters/Associate Professor Shin Buddhist Studies
Inose Yuri Faculty of Sociology/Associate Professor Religious Sociology

Group 2: Research of Globalization from a Buddhist Perspective in Terms of Social Sciences and Mainly International Studies

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Shimizu Kosuke Faculty of International Studies/Professor Global Ethics/Group 2 Leader
Chen Ching-Chang Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor International Relations
Saito Fumihiko Faculty of International Studies/Professor Sustainability
Kawai Saori Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Economic Inequality
Carlos Maria Faculty of International Studies/Professor International Migration

Group 3: Research of Globalization from a Buddhist Perspective in Terms of the Humanities and Mainly Regional Studies

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Tomonaga Yugo Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Minority Studies /Group 3 Leader
Bradley William Faculty of International Studies/Professor Civil Society
Fukuyama Yasuko Faculty of International Studies/Professor Cultural Representation (Buddhism)
Hayashi Norihito Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Cultural Representation (Islam)

Group 4: Research of Language Problems in Globalization from a Buddhist Perspective

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Matsumura Shoichi Faculty of International Studies/Professor Language Education/Group 4 Leader
Nagao Akiko Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Language Education
Pigott Julian Faculty of International Studies/Associate Professor Linguistic Sociology
Chapple Julian Faculty of International Studies/Professor Linguistic Sociology
Takimoto Masato Faculty of International Studies/Professor Translation Studies

Guest Researchers (outside researchers that have worked at the Research Centre for a given period and participated in research activities)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Omi Toshihiro Musashino University Buddhist History
Kondo Shuntaro Hongwanji Temple Archives Center Buddhist History
Huang Xiaoming Victoria University of Wellington Buddhism and International Relations
Hutchings Kimberly Queen Mary University Global Ethics
Katzenstein Peter Cornell University International Relations
Tsui Chin-Kuei National Chung Hsing University International Relations
Hagstrom Linus Swedeshi Defence Academy International Relations
Black Lindsay University of Leiden International Conflicts
Schoeman Maxi Pretoria University Economic Ethics
Tapscott Chris University of Western Cape SDGs
Fukuda-Parr Sakiko New School SDGs
MacMillan Kate Victoria University of Wellington International Migration
Cho Young Chul National Chunbuk University Artistic Representation
Choi Shine Massay University Artistic Representation
Krishna Sankaran University of Hawaii Artistic Representation
Seo Jungmin Yonsei University Nationalism Representation
Behera Navnita University of Delhi Cultural Representation (Buddhism)
Shani Georgio International Christian University Cultural Representation (Islam)
Shih Chih-yu National Taiwan University Subjectivity
Kavalski Emilian Nottingam University at Ningbo Relationality
Nagamine Toshinobu Kumamoto University Language Education
Gunderson Lee University of British Columbia Language Education
Hayashi Choji Langara College Language Education
Sato Chisui Afrasian Research Centre/Research Fellow Buddhist Studies
Nakamura Hisashi Afrasian Research Centre/Research Fellow SDGs
Hamashita Takeshi Afrasian Research Centre/Research Fellow Cultural Representation
Kato Tsuyoshi Afrasian Research Centre/Research Fellow Civil Society
Dennis Hirota Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures/Fellow Shin Buddhist Studies

Postdoctoral Researcher (PD)/Research Assistant (RA)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Park Shincha RA International Migration
Matsui Nobuyuki RA History of Social Philosophy
Sakurai Sou RA Cultural Anthropology

Adjunct Researchers (researchers not indicated above that participate in research activities at the Research Centre)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
Hiroshi Miyazaki Ryukoku University International Relations
Tran Thi–Bich University of Antwerp
Andrei Yamamoto Ryukoku University

Contract Researchers (outside employees or others contracted by the Director to conduct research at an accepted organization within the University)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization
 
 
 
 

Contract Trainees (outside employees or others contracted by the Director to be trained at an accepted organization within the University)

Name Dept./Title Administrative Responsibilities
/Specialization