Kyoto International Consortium for Asian Studies京都亞洲研究國際聯盟

Toshio Miyake

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Current position
  • Associate professor, Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Present research projects and collaborations

  • Principal investigator (2011-15): “Beyond the 'West' and the 'East': Occidentalism, Orientalism and Self-Orientalism in Italy-Japan Relations" (FP 7 Marie Curie IIF, Ca' Foscari Research Fellowship), Dep. of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
  • Ca' Foscari University Overseas Partner (2011-): "Reconstruction of Public and Intimate Spheres in 21st Century Asia”, Global Center of Excellence (GCOE)-Kyoto International Consortium for Asian Studies (KICAS), Dep. of Sociology-KUASU, Kyoto University.
  • Ca' Foscari University Overseas Partner (2013-16): "Innovative Japanese Studies through International Cooperation" (JSPS), Graduate Schools of Humanities, Kobe University.
  • Member of the scientific and organizing committee (2012-15): “Rethinking Nature: Facing the Crisis in Contemporary Japan” (The Japan Foundation); research, conference, staff expansion, visiting professor, library project; Dep. of Asian and North African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
  • Member of the scientific committee for the editorial and didactic project “The 47 Ronin” (2012-), Veneziacomix (Fabrizio Capigatti-Emanuele Tenderini) and Ca’ Foscari University.

Education and training

  • Visiting researcher at:
    • Department of Urban, Social and Cultural Studies, Yokohama City University (June/July 2014)
    • Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo (June/July 2013)
    • Department of Human and Social Dynamics, Kobe University (June/August 2012)
    • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney (June 2012)
    • Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, ICU, Tokyo (2008-10).
  • JSPS Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Kyoto University (2008-10).
  • MURST Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (2007-08).
  • Ph.D. in Asian Studies (Japanese Literature), Ca' Foscari University of Venice (2005).
  • M.A. in Sociology (Subaltern Studies), Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (2000).
  • B.A.(hons.)  in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese Religion, 110/110 summa cum laude), Ca' Foscari University of Venice (1997).
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1 (1994).
Grants, awards, fellowships
  • Ca' Foscari Research Fellowship (2014-15).
  • European Commission FP7 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2011-13).
  • Ca' Foscari Best Young Researcher Award Grant (2013).
  • Ca' Foscari International Staff Exchange Grant (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Ca' Foscari International Research Incentive Grant (2011 FP7 Marie Curie proposal, 2012 ERC Consolidator proposal).
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoc Research Fellowship (2008-10).
  • Italian Ministry for Universities, Scientific and Technological Research (MURST) Postdoc Fellowship (2007-08).
  • Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA) "Mario Scalise Award for Young Researchers" (2006).
  • Veneto Regional Government Grant and Venezia Ricerca per la Pace Foundation Grant (2002).
  • Ca' Foscari PhD Fellowship (2000-03).
Teaching experience
  • 2012-: Phd seminar series founding coordinator, Dept. of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice:
    • 2013-: "Reading the Classics of Critical Theory" (with Pierantonio Zanotti).
    • 2013-: "TransPop Laboratory" (with Lorenzo Andolfatto, Caterina Mazza and Pierantonio Zanotti).
    • 2012-: "Critique, Theory, and Method in Area Studies".
  • 2003-: Adjunct lecturer (professore a contratto) at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dept. of Asian and North African Studies
    • postgraduate: "Cultural Studies of East Asia-Japan (2013-14), "Culture and Society in Contemporary Japan" (2010-11), "Japanese Language-advanced" (2003-4).
    • undergraduate: "Contemporary Japanese Society" (2013-14, 2014-15), "History of Japanese Philosophy and Religions" (2007-8, 2005-6), "Japanese Grammar-basic" (2007-8, 2006-7, 2005-6, 2010-11), "Japanese Grammar-intermediate" (2006-7), "Japanese Language-basic" (2005-6), "Japanese Language-intermediate" (2003-4).
  • 2006-08: Adjunct lecturer at Carlo Bo' University of Urbino, Faculty of Oriental Languages and Civilizations
    • undergraduate: "Japanese Literature-Cultural Studies and Orientalism", "Japanese Language-basic".
  • 2005-06: Adjunct lecturer at the University For Foreigners of Perugia, M.A. on Promotion of Italian Language and Culture throughout the World
    • postgraduate: "Japanese Culture-Orientalism of Japan in Italy", "Japanese Language-basic".
  • 2004-06: Adjunct lecturer at the University of Calabria, Department of Linguistics
    • undergraduate: "Japanese Language-basic", "Japanese Literature".
  • 1998-99: Teaching assistant at Ritsumeikan University, Faculty of Applied Sociology (Kyoto,Japan)
    • undergraduate: “History of Social Thought I-II”.
  • 1997-2000: Instructor of Italian Language at OTC Institute of Foreign Languages (Osaka, Japan) and Isaac Institute of Foreign Languages (Kobe-Osaka, Japan).

Organization of events, conferences, workshops

  • 14-15/05/2015 (forthcoming): Cultural and Science Diplomacy in a Globalising World, XV EastAsiaNet (EAN) Research Workshop, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (member of the scientific and organizing committee).
  • 03/2015 (fortchoming): Rethinking Nature, international conference on Japanese Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (member of the organizing committee).
  • 17-18/03/2014: Rethinking Nature in Japan: from Tradition to Modernity, international conference on Japanese Studies, Auditorium-Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (member of the organizing committee).
  • 17/06/2013: Italia e Giappone allo specchio, workshop on manga studies for the Milano Manga Festival 2013, WOW Comics Museum, Milan (coordinator and discussant).
  • 02/12/2012: Area Ca' Foscari, promotional and cultural event at the XV Salone dei Beni Culturali, Tronchetto, Venice (section/panel coordinator).
  • 23/09/2012: Veneto Night - Notte europea dei ricercatori, European Commission FP7 The Researchers' Night project, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (event coordinator of the East Asian section).
  • 25-26/02/2012: Rethinking Nature in Contemporary Japan: Science, Economics, Politics, international conference on Japanese Studies, Auditorium-Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (member of the organizing committee, panel coordinator, discussant).
  • 12/03/2012; 10/04/2011: Ca' Foscari per il Giappone, charity/fundraising event for the victims of the 11.3.2011 disaster in north-eastern Japan, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (event coordinator delegated by DSAAM).
  • 2012-: 3 Ph.D. workshop series, "Critique, Theory, and Method in Area Studies", "TransPop Laboratory", "Reading the Classics of Critical Theory", DSAAM, Ca' Foscari University (founding coordinator).
  • 25-26/10/2011: Contemporary Japan: Challenges Facing a World Economic Power in Transition, international conference on Japanese Studies, Auditorium-Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (member of the organizing committee, panel coordinator, discussant).
  • 2011-: 31 lectures at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice-DSAAM (coordinator and discussant).

Editorial memberships

  • member of the scientific committee, editor and reviewer for Edizioni Ca' Foscari
  • guest editor and reviewer for Cinergie. Il cinema e le altri arti
  • reviewer for the Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA)
  • founding editor of the series "Porta dei sogni" (Japanese folklore) for CasadeiLibri

Other memberships

  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
  • American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)
  • Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA)
  • Italian Association for the Theory and Comparative History of Literature (COMPALIT)
  • Inter-Disciplinary.Net
  • Kyoto International Consortium for Asian Studies (KICAS)

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

  • 2012: guest editor of the special section "Da Hiroshima/Nagasaki a Fukushima: cinema, manga e anime nel Giappone postbellico" (From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima: Cinema, Manga and Anime in Postwar Japan), Cinergie: il cinema e le altre arti, n. 2, November 2012, pp. 118-174 (ISSN: 2280-9481).
  • 2002: "Economie minori insulari. La persistenza della caccia-raccolta ad Alicudi" (Minor Insular Economies. The Persistence of Hunting-Gathering in Alicudi), Erreffe. La ricerca folklorica, 46, October 2002, pp. 125-133 (ISSN: 0391-9099) (www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1479921?uid=3738296....

Book chapters

  • 2013: "L'Italia nei manga: specchio identitario e convergenza mangaesque (Italy in manga: looking-glass self and mangaesqueconvergence)", in Gianluca Coci (ed.), JapanPOP: parole, immagini, suoni dal Giappone contemporaneo, Roma: Aracne editrice, pp. 283-322 (ISBN: 978-88-548-6002-5) [peer reviewed].
  • 2012: "Italy Made in Japan: Occidentalism, Self-Orientalism, and Italianism in Contemporary Japan", in Graziella Parati (ed.), New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies, vol. 1, New York: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, pp. 195-213 (ISBN: 1611475325) [peer reviewed].
  • 2012: "Che cos'è il 'Giappone'? Il dibattito sul nome nazionale" (What is "Japan"? The Debate over the National Name), in M. Del Bene, N. Lanna, T. Miyake, A. Revelant, Il Giappone moderno e contemporaneo: Stato, media, processi identitari (Modern and Contemporary Japan), Bologna: I libri di Emil-Odoya University Express, pp. 149-162 (ISBN: 9788866800323).
  • 2012: "Italianismo e Occidentalismo nella narrativa storica di Shiono Nanami" (Italianism and Occidentalism in Shiono Nanami's Historical Fiction), in M. Del Bene, N. Lanna, T. Miyake, A. Revelant, Il Giappone moderno e contemporaneo: Stato, media, processi identitari (Modern and Contemporary Japan), Bologna: I libri di Emil-Odoya University Express, pp. 203-218 (ISBN: 9788866800323).
  • 2010: "L'estetica del mostruoso nel cinema di Miyazaki Hayao" (The Aesthetics of Monstrosity in Miyazaki Hayao's Cinema), in Luisa Bienati, Matilde Mastrangelo (eds.), Un'isola in levante. Saggi sul Giappone in onore di Adriana Boscaro, "I Quaderni di Orientalistica di Phoenix", ScriptaWeb, pp. 363-376 (ISBN: 8863811075).
  • 2008: "Il tengu, demone divino della montagna" (The Tengu: Divine Demon of the Mountains), in Takashi Yoichi, La Storia del Tengu (History of Tengu), Padua: CasadeiLibri, pp. 9-40 (ISBN: 888946612X).
  • 2006: "Il kappa, caleidoscopio dell'immaginario nipponico" (The Kappa: Kaleidoscope of the Japanese Imaginary), in Takashi Yoichi, Storia di un kappa (Tale of a kappa), Padua: CasadeiLibri, pp. 41-69 (ISBN: 8889466111).
  • 2005: "Letteratura e mass media" (Literature and Mass Media), in Luisa Bienati (ed.), Letteratura giapponese. Dalla fine dell'Ottocento all'inizio del terzo millennio. Parte II (Japanese Literature. Part II: from 1868 to Present), Turin: Einaudi, pp. 63-72 (ISBN: 8806178229).
  • 2005: "Letteratura popolare contemporanea" (Contemporary Popular Literature), in Luisa Bienati (ed.), Letteratura giapponese. Dalla fine dell'Ottocento all'inizio del terzo millennio. Parte II (Japanese Literature. Part II: from 1868 to Present), Turin: Einaudi, pp. 85-93 (ISBN: 8806178229).
  • 2005: Entries in Luisa Bienati (ed.), Letteratura giapponese. Dalla fine dell'Ottocento all'inizio del terzo millennio. Parte II (Japanese Literature. Part II: from 1868 to Present), Turin: Einaudi (ISBN: 8806178229).
    • "Kanai Mieko", pp.256-259;
    • "Matsuura Rieko", pp. 283-286;
    • "Murakami Haruki", pp. 302-307;
    • "Murakami Ryū", pp. 307-311;
    • "Yamada Eimi", pp. 397-401;
    • "Yoshimoto Banana", pp. 405-408;
    • "Yū Miri", pp. 408-411.
  • 2001: "Black is beautiful. Il boom delle ganguro-gyaru" (Black is Beautiful. The Boom of the Ganguro-Gyaru), in Alessandro Gomarasca (ed.), La bambola e il robottone. Culture pop nel Giappone contemporaneo (Dolls and Robots. Pop Cultures in Contemporary Japan), Turin: Einaudi, pp. 111-144 (ISBN 9788806159597) (translated into French "Black is beautiful: le boom des ganguro-gyaru", in A. Gomarasca (ed.), Poupees, robots. La culture pop japonaise, Paris: Autrement, 2002, pp. 60-79 [ISBN: 2746701901]).

Translation works

  • 2010: "When a 'male' reads shōjo manga", English translation of the Japanese essay " 'Otoko' ga 'shōjo manga' o yomu to iu koto" by Itō Kimio, in Jaqueline Berndt (ed.), Comics Worlds & the World of Comics. Towards Scholarship on a Global Scale, Kyoto: International Manga Research Center, pp.157-163 (ISBN: 978-4-905187-03-5).
  • 2002: "Le scuciture dell'immagine", Italian translation of the Japanese essay "Imēji no horokobi" (The Unseaming of the Image) by film director Suwa Nobuhiro, in Luciano Barisone (ed.), Io, un altro (Infinity Film Festival 2002), Turin: Effatà, pp. 190-195 (ISBN:8874020139).
  • 2001: "Guramushi no ningengainen" (Gramsci's Notion of Man), Japanese co-translation with Suzuki Tomihisa of the Italian essay "L'uomo" by Derek Boothman, Guramushi Tsushin (Newsletter of Kyoto Gramsci Society), 43, January 2001, pp. 50-53.

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