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MATSUYAMA Toshio
MATSUYAMA Toshio
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
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Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Ritsumeikan Univ. 1967
  • M.A. Ritsumeikan Univ. 1969
  • Ph.D. Ritsumeikan Univ. 1988

Research Topics:

  • Study on the aboriginal societies in rural towns

Recent Research Interests:

  • I am currently studying the aboriginal societies in rural towns. Their individual life history and social situation differ considerably from those residing in metropolitan or remote areas.

Geographical Areas of Interest:

  • Australia, indigenous people, aboriginal people

Ethnic Groups:

  • Australian indigenous people, urban aboriginal people

Discipline:

  • Study on the Australian indigenous people

Publications:

2001
How the Census Has Counted Indigenous People since Colonization: A Note on the Australian Case (in Japanese). Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 25 (3): 433–457.
1999
The Return to Aboriginal Identity of the Nunga: Indeginous People in Adelaide (in Japanese with English abstracts). In K. Aoyagi and T. Matsuyama (eds.) Indigenous Peoples and Cities: Towards New Horizons of Anthropology, pp.3–23. Yokyo: Aoki Shoten.
1996
Messages from Ancestral Beeings in Australia: An Aboriginal Contemporary Mythrogical World (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.
1994
A Note on Government Policy and Urban Aborigines’ Life Histories in Adelaide, South Australia. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 18 (3): 409–451.
1994
Living in Eucalyptus Forest: Djinang Speaking People's Way of Life in Arnhem Land (in Japanese). Tokyo: NHK Books.
1991
N. Peterson and T. Matsuyama (ed.) Cash, Commoditisation and Changing Foragers. (Senri Ethnological Studies No.30). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
1991
Sharing and Money in an Aboriginal Outstation. In N. Peterson and T. Matsuyama (eds.) Cash, Commoditisation and Changing Foragers (Senri Ethnological Studies No.30), pp.17–30. National Museum of Ethnology.
1990
Australia: Australian Aborigines. In T. Fujii (ed.) The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance, Book IX: Oceania, pp.25–32, Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
1982
Nut Gathering and Processing Methnods in Traditional Japanese Villages. In S. Koyama and D. Hurst Thomas (eds.) Affluent Foragers. (Senri Ethnological Studies No.9), pp.117–140. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.

Presentations:

1988
“Sharing and Private Property among the Djinang of Arnhem Land.” The 12th International Taniguchi Symposium, Foragers in the Contemporary World, National Museum of Ethnology. Osaka, Japan.
1979
“Nut Gathering and Procrssing Methods in Traditional Japanese Villages.” The 3rd International Taniguchi Symposium, Affluent Foragers: Pacific Coasts East and West, National Museum of Ethnology. Osaka, Japan.