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NAGANO Yasuhiko
NAGANO Yasuhiko
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
Personal website

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A. Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies 1969
  • M.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1971
  • M.A. Univ. of California, Berkeley 1978
  • Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley 1983

Geographical Areas of Interest:

  • Tibeto-Burman area.

Ethnic Groups:

  • Tibetan, Gyarong

Discipline:

  • Historical linguistics, lexical semantics

Publications (Bon Studies Series):

2010
Bon brgya dge legs lhun grub rgya mtsho, Shin'ichi Tsumagari, Musashi Tachikawa and Yasuhiko Nagano(eds.)Bon Studies 13 : Bonpo Thangkas from Rebkong. (Senri Ethnological Reports 95). National Museum of Ethnology
2010
Guillaume Jacques and Chen Zhen Yasuhiko Nagano(eds.) Gyalrong Studies 1 : Une version rgyalrong de l'epopee de Gesar (Senri Ethnological Reports 93). National Museum of Ethnology
2009
(With Ngagdbang Tshul Krims) Bon Studies 12: A Lexicon of the rGyalrong bTsanlha Dialect. In M. Prins and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnological Reports 79. National Museum of Ethnology.
2008
Bon Studies 11: A Lexicon of Zhangzhung and Bonpo Terms. In Y. Nagano and Samten G Karmay (eds.) Senri Ethnological Reports 76. National Museum of Ethnology.
2006
Bon Studies 10: Bonpo Thangkas from Khyungpo. In Tenpa Yungdrung, P. Kvaerne, M. Tachikawa and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnological Reports 60. National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
Bon Studies 8: A Catalogue of the Bon Kanjur. In D. Martin (General editor), P. Kvaerne (Project coordinator), and Y. Nagano (Series editor) (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 40. National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
Bon Studies 7: A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. In Samten G. Karmay, and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 38. National Museum of Ethnology.
2002
Bon Studies 6: The Call of the Blue Cukoo. In Samuten G. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 32. National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Bon Studies 5: A Catalogue of the New Collection of Bonpo Katen Texts–indices. In Samten G. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 25. (With CD-ROM). National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Bon Studies 4: A Catalogue of the New Collection of Bonpo Katen Texts. In Samten G. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 24. National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Bon Studies 3: New Research on Zhangzhung and Related Himalayan Languages. In Y. Nagano and R. J. LaPolla (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 19. National Museum of Ethnology.
2000
Bon Studies 2: New Horizons in Bon Studies. In Samten G. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 15. National Museum of Ethnology.
2000
Bon Studies 1: Mandalas of the Bon Religion. In Tenzin Namdak, Y. Nagano and M. Tachikawa (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 12. National Museum of Ethnology

Publications:

2003
Cogtse Gyarong. The Sino-Tibetan Languages, pp.469–489. London: Routledge.
2003
Preliminary Remarks on Gyarong Negation Particles. In D. Bradley et al. (eds.) Language Variation (Pacific Linguistics 555), pp.159–172.
2001
A General Review of the Zhangzhung Studies. In Y. Nishi and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 19: 1–30. National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Preliminary Analysis of the Old Zhangzhung Language and Manuscripts. In T. Takeuchi, Y. Nagano and S. Ueda (eds.) Senri Ethnolgical Reports 19: 45–96. National Museum of Ethnology.
1998
Time, Language and Cognition. Senri Ethnological Studies 45, National Museum of Ethnology
1998
Time, Language and Cognition–By Way of Introduction. Senri Ethnological Studies 45. National Museum of Ethnology.
1997
A Morphological Index of Classical Tibetan. Seishido.(-1998)
1995
New Horizons in Tibeto-Burman Morphosyntax. In Y. Nishi, J. A. Matisoff, and Y. Nagano (eds.) Senri Ethnological Studies 41. National Museum of Ethnology.
1995
Functions of Written Tibetan Instrumental Particle, -kyis, Revisited. In Y. Nishi, J. A. Matisoff and Y. Nagano (eds.) New Horizons in Tibeto-Burman Morphosyntax (Senri Ethnological Studies 41), pp.133–141. National Museum of Ethnology.
1994
Current Issues in Sino-Tibetan Linguistics–Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. [1086ps. ] In H. Kitamura, T. Nishida and Y. Nagano (eds.) Current issues in Sino-Tibetan Linguistics. Osaka: 26th ICSTLL Organizing Committee. National Museum of Ethnology.
1993
From Vedic Altar to Village Shrine. In Y. Nagano and Y. Ikari (eds.) Senri Ethnological Studies 36. National Musum of Ethnology.
1993
A Perspective on India’s Composite Culture. In Y. Nagano and Y. Ikari (eds.) From Vedic Altar to Village Shrine (Senri Ethnological Studies 36), pp.1–4. National Museum of Ethnology.
1988
M. Tachikawa and Y. Nagano (eds.) A Catalogue of the United States Library of Congress Collection of Tibetan Literature in Microfische (In collaboration with Shunzo Onoda and Fujio Taniguchi). International Institute for Buddhist Studies.
1987
Some Ergative Phenomena in Tibeto-Burman. Memoirs of the Research Department of the Toyo Bunko 45: 53–74.
1986
A Checklist of Newari Ergativity. Monumenta Serindica 15: 167–185. Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
1986
Anthropological and Linguistic Studies of the Kathmandu Valley and the Gandaki Area in Nepal. In H. Ishii, M. Tachikawa, S. Nakazawa, Y. Nagano, and M. Hoshi (eds.) Monumenta Serindica 15. Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
1985
Preliminary Notes on gLo-skad (Mustang Tibetan). In G.Thurgood et al. (eds.) Linguistics of the Sino-Tibetan Area, pp.451–462. Australian National University.
1984
A Manang Glossary. Monumenta Serindica 12: 203–234. Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
1984
A Historical Study of the rGyarong Verb System. Seishido.
1983
A Historical Study of gLo Tibetan. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology (7)–(3): 472–513.

Presentations:

1999
“On Zhangzhung Studies–General Review and a Perspective.” Monbukagakushou International Symposium International Area Study Conference. Osaka.
1999
“Current Issues on Bon Studies.” Monbukagakushou International Symposium International Area Study Conference, Osaka.
1998
“Ergative Phenomena in Modern Tibetan.” International Seminor of Tibetology, Beijing.
1996
“Ergativity in Tibetan.” International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics in Leiden.