Overview

The three pillars of the Department of Chinese literature are classical Chinese literature, modern Chinese literature, and the study of the Chinese language. The department covers the entirety of Chinese culture, past and present, and includes its history, philosophy, society, and art forms. Our methodologies are wide and varied in application and can range from analyses of literary works to practical and theoretical linguistics and even research into specific individuals.

In the master’s program, students gain a general understanding of Chinese culture while, at the same time, pursue a research theme of their own choosing. At the doctoral level, students use the foundational knowledge gained at the master’s level to perform more specialized research and present their findings at academic conferences. Students also have ample opportunities to study abroad in China and Taiwan for extended periods of time. Many use these valuable experiences abroad to improve their Chinese language proficiency and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture and its traditions and customs.

The Department of Chinese literature has an outstanding track record for producing graduates who go onto careers as research experts and academic faculty in Chinese language and literature. With China’s growing global presence, many others go onto to work in government and private industry.

Faculty

Name/Position

Department/Specialty/Research Interest/Publication

  • ASANO, Masaki
    Professor

    Chinese Literature
    Chinese Language

    I primarily conduct research on modern Chinese vocabulary and grammar. More recently, I have also been involved in the development of dictionaries and teaching materials. I am also involved in research that deals with the instruction of vocabulary.

    Publication
    • 「日本國內學生的華語詞彙論知識調查與考察」『第5回全球華語文教師與研究生論壇論文集』 2016年
    • 中国語教育における「反義語」を用いた語彙指導について 『慶應義塾外国語教育研究』 2016年
    • 「類義語をどのように教えるか ー弁別法の使用を中心にー」『中国語教育』2011年
  • SUGINO, Motoko
    Professor

    Chinese Literature
    Modern Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature in Japan and China

    My main area of research is modern and contemporary Chinese literature.

    Publication
    • 「漱石と老舎:二人の文学者の英国体験をめぐって」(日本比較文学会編『滅びと異郷の比較文化』思文閣出版、1994)
    • 「悔恨と悲哀の手記:魯迅『傷逝』と森鷗外『舞姫』」(『比較文学』第36巻、1994)
    • 「柳雨生と日本:太平洋戦争時期上海における「親日」派文人の足跡」(『日本中国学会報』第55集、2003)
    • 「路易士と日本:戦時上海における路易士の文学活動をめぐって」(『比較文学』第52巻、2010)
  • TAKAHASHI, Satoshi
    Professor

    Chinese Literature
    Classical Chinese Literature, Chinese Bibliography, History of Sinitic Literature in Japan

    1. A bibliography of Chinese classic literature. Understand Chinese and East Asia culture according to an original study of classic texts not as works of art so much as literary productions and cultural properties.
    2. The history of the text of Lun Yu (論語).
    3. The interchange of Chinese classic literature in Japan and China.
    4. A culture of library collection of the original texts of Chinese classics."

    Publication
    • 『室町時代古鈔本『論語集解』の研究』(汲古書院、2008)
    • 『書誌学のすすめ』(東方書店、2010)
    • 「内閣庫存書目について:中国版本学資料研究」(『斯道文庫論集』46号、2012)
    • 「京師図書館善本簡明書目・稿本について:中国版本学資料研究」(『斯道文庫論集』47号、2013)
    • 『海を渡ってきた漢籍:江戸の書誌学入門』(日外アソシエーツ、2016)