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Nawa Katsuo

ナワ カツオ | Nawa Katsuo
Affiliation and department:
Job title: Professor
Homepage URL  (1): http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/faculty/prof/nawa.html
Research field  (1): Cultural anthropology and folklore
Research keywords  (8): language use ,  ethnography ,  ethnicity ,  ritual ,  social anthropology ,  Himalaya ,  Nepal ,  cultural anthropology
Research theme for competitive and other funds  (6):
  • 2016 - 2019 Disaster Ethnographic Study of Reconfiguration of Societies after the 2015 Nepal Gorkha Earthquake
  • 2013 - 2016 Standard Norms in Written Languages: Historical and Comparative Studies between East and West
  • 2012 - 2015 A comparative ethnographic sotudies on changing social dynamics on "inclusion" in Nepal in the transitional phase
  • 2009 - 2011 A Linguistic Anthropological Study on Distribution and transformation of Political Language in transitional Nepal
  • 2009 - 2011 International Comparative Studies of Language Policy History
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Papers (12):
  • NAWA Katsuo. Triangulating the nation-state through translation: some reflections on ‘nation’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘religion’, and ‘language’ in modern Japan, Germany, and Nepal. Internationales Asienforum/ International Quarterly for Asian Studies. 2016. 47. 1-2. 11-31
  • NAWA Katsuo. Pollution, Ontological Equality, or Unthinkable Series? Notes on Theorizations of South Asian Societies by Three Japanese Anthropologists. International Journal of South Asian Studies. 2015. 7. 31-37
  • NAWA Katsuo. A Personal Account on the Status Quo of Sociocultural Anthropology in Japanese Language. Ajit K. Danda and Rajat K. Das (eds.) Alternative Voices of Anthropology: Golden Jubilee Symposium. Kolkata, Indian Anthropological Society. 2012. 152-177
  • NAWA Katsuo. Tradition, Pragmatism, and Multi-layered Explanations: The Case of Marriage Rituals in Byans, Far Wesetern Nepal. Kailash N. Pyakuryal (et al eds.), Social Sciences in a Multicultural World: Proceedings of the International Conference Held on 11-13 December 2006. Kathmandu: Sociological/Anghropological Society of Nepal (SASON). 2008. 188-195
  • NAWA Katsuo. Some Unintended Consequences of Ritual Change: The Case of Funerals in Chhangru, Byans, Far Western Nepal. Hiroshi Ishii, David N. Gellner, and Katsuo Nawa (eds.) Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 2,Delhi: Manohar. 2007. 263-288
MISC (4):
  • NAWA Katsuo. [book review] Judith Pettigrew, 2013, Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War. International Journal of Asian Studies. 2015. 12. 2. 239-241
  • NAWA Katsuo. [Book Review] Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka and Gerard Toffin, eds. 2011. The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayas: Local Attachments and Boundary Dynamics; Marie Lecomte-Tilouine. 2009. Hindu Kingship, Ethnic Revival and Maoist Rebellion in Nepal. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 2014. 48. 2. 296-300
  • NAWA Katsuo. [Book Review] Ken'ichi Tachibana, (An Ethnography of Representations: The Micro-Ontology of the Chepang, a Nepali Indigenous People); and Kazuyuki Watanabe, (Ethnographical Study of Sheep Herders: Resources Use and Social Relationships...). Studies in Nepali History and Society. 2012. 17. 1. 191-198
  • NAWA Katsuo. [Book Review] March, Kathryn S. "If Each Comes Halfway": Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal. Studies in Nepali History and Society. 2006. 11. 1. 193-198
Books (4):
  • Catalogue of the Japan-Nepal Society Collection owned by the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
    Research and Information Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo 2013 ISBN:9784903235240
  • Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 2 (Co-edited with Hiroshi Ishii and David N. Gellner)
    Manohar 2007 ISBN:8173047294
  • Nepalis Inside and Outside Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol. 1 (co-edited with Hiroshi Ishii and David N. Gellner)
    Manohar 2007 ISBN:8173046999
  • Nepal, Byans oyobi Shuhenchiiki ni okeru Girei to Shakaihanchuni kansuru Minzokushiteki Kenkyu: Mouhitotuno ‘Kindai’no Fuchi (An Ethnographic Study on Rituals and Social Categories of Byans, Nepal and Adjacent Regions: Another Constellation of 'Modernity'
    Sangensha 2002 ISBN:488303092X
Lectures and oral presentations  (42):
  • "There Are No Servants among Us": Livelihood, Work, and Being Independent among Rangs from Byans, Far Western Nepa
    (International Conference "Work, Identity and Livelihood in Nepal: Theoretical challenges and contemporary practices for South Asia", South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, New Delhi 2017)
  • Migration and the Changing nature of multilingualism among the people of Byans, Far Western Nepal and adjacent regions
    (CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa: Mo(u)vement, University of Ottawa 2017)
  • Exploring Cities in the Kathmandu Valley: an inquiry toward an "urban anthropology"
    (International symposium “Asian Cities: Hubs of Interaction, Tradition and Transformation, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo 2017)
  • Effects of translation on the invisible power wielded by language in the legal sphere: The case of law in Nepal.
    (The Chile-Japan Academic Forum 2016, Centro Puerto Natales, Universidad de Magallanes, Puerto Natales 2016)
  • Not to be 'anti-nationalistic' in modern Nepal.
    (the Durham-U-Tokyo Workshop in Critical Nationalism Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo 2016)
Professional career (2):
  • MA (The University of Tokyo)
  • PhD (The University of Tokyo)
Committee career (1):
  • 2012 - 2019 Asian Anthropology co-editor
Association Membership(s) (5):
Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies ,  American Anthropological Association ,  Royal Anthropological Institute ,  The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies ,  Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
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