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KASHINAGA Masao
KASHINAGA MasaoKASHINAGA Masao
Department of Cross-Field Research・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Ethnography of Southeast Asia; Vietnam, Tai area
Individual Research Projects
  • 1. Scripts and Texts of the Tai Dam in Vietnam
  • 2. Cultural Anthropology of the Boxing in Southeast Asia
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Waseda Univ. 1994
  • M.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1997
  • PhD. Univ. of Tokyo 2006

Research Interests

  • Ethnographic Studies on the Tai Dam (Black Thai) Mainly in Vietnam
  • Cultural Anthropology on the Boxing

Current Research Topics

  • Culture and Tradition of the Tai Dam (Black Thai)
  • Boxing as a Culture

Research Keywords

Southeast Asia, Vietnam, the Black Tai (Tai Dam), Material Cultures, Oral and Witten Cultures, Sports, Boxing

Selected Publications

2013
Folksongs of the Black Tai 'Xong Chu Xon Xao': love and life in a village, Tokyo:Yuzankaku
2011
Chronicle of the Black Tai'Tay Pu Xoc', Tokyo:Yuzankaku (in Japanese)
2009
An Ethnographic Study of Ancestor Worship among the Tai Dam in Vietnam, Tokyo:Fukyosha (in Japanese)
2007
Kashinaga Masao(ed.), Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia. (Senri Ethnological Studies74). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
Cam Trong va Kashinaga Masao, Lo Cam Family Records in Mai Son District (Son La Province). Ha Noi:NxbThe Gioi. (in Vietnamese and Black Tai)

Publications (English publications only)

2010
Viec luu truyen va su dung bien nien su: 'Quam to muong' cua nguoi Thai Den, trong Luong Van Hy, Ngo Van Le, Nguyen Van Tiep va Phan Thi Yen tuyen (bien soan), Hien dai dong thai cua truyen thong o Viet Nam: Nhung cach tiep can nhan hoc (quyen 2), TP Ho Chi Minh: Dai hoc quoc gia Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh. Tr.550-557
2010
L'usage de la chronique Quam To Muang lors des funérailles chez les Ta?-noirs, Viêt Nam. Dans A. Saito et Y. Nakamura (eds.) Les outils de la pensée: Étude historique et comparative des 《textes》, pp.113-128. Paris: Maison des sciences de l' homme.
2009
Textiles and Adornments. In A. Tomoya (ed.) An Illustrated Eco-History of the Mekong River Basin, pp. 82–85. Bangkok: White Lotus Press.
2009
Introduction. In M. Kashinaga (ed.) Senri Ethnological Studies 74, pp.1–14. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2009
The Transmission of Written Geneologies and Patrilineality among the Tai Dam. In M. Kashinaga (ed.) Senri Ethnological Studies 74, pp. 97–116. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnolog.
2007
(With Cam Trong) Genealogies of the Chiefly Families of Tai Dam in Vietnam. Senri Ethnological Report 70. OSAKA: National Museum of Ethnology.
2007
Kashinaga Masao(ed.), Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia. (Senri Ethnological Studies74). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
Cam Trong and Kashinaga Masao (suu tam, nghien cuu va dich), Danh Sach to tien ho Lo Cam Mai Son–Son La, Ha Noi: NxbThe gioi. (in Vietnamese and Tai Dam)
2000
Change and Continuity in ‘Traditional’ Textile Production in a Market Economy: Thai Village in Northwestern Vietnam. In T. Sekimoto (ed.) Handicrafts and Industrial Development in Southeast Asia, pp. 269–298. Tokyo: Institute of Oriental Culture in University of Tokyo.
2000
Cong viec det vai va vai det thu cong trong sinh hoat xa hoi cua nguoi Thai o Tuan Giao, Van hoa Dan gian 2000-4. Tr76-80 (in Vietnamese).

Presentations

2010
Presentation as a discussant of the international conference on “Dynamics and Sustainability of ‘Local World’ in East Asia” (27 November 2010, Kobe University, Japan)
2007
“Transmissions and Uses of the Tai Dam Chronicles ‘Quam To Muang.” The International Conference, Modernities and Dynamics of Tradition in Vietnam: Anthropological Approaches, 15–18 December, 2007, Binh Chau Resort, Vietnam.
2007
“Les usages des chroniques dans les funérailles aux villages taï -noirs, Viet-nam.” La Table Ronde, Les outils de la pensée: étude comparative des «textes» et de leurs fonctions sociales, Co-organisée par le Musée National d'Ethnologie et la Maison des Sciences de l' Homme, le 29 mai 2007 à la Maison des Sciences de l' Homme, Paris.
2006
“Objectives of ‘Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia.”, International Symposium of National Museum of Ethnology: Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia, 3–4 February, 2006, Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2006
“The Transmission of Written Genealogies and Patrilineality among the Tai Dam.” International Symposium of National Museum of Ethnology: Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia, 3–4 February, 2006, Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
“Cam Trong va Kashinaga Masao, Bao cao ve quyen sach: Danh Sach to tien ho Lo Cam (Mai Son–Son La).” Chuong trinh bien soan gia pha o Viet Nam (Ngay 11/3/2003, o Trung tam nghien cuu Viet Nam va Giao luu van hoa , thuoc Dai hoc quoc gia Ha Noi)
1999
“Cloth Production in a Tai Dam Village in Northwestern Vietnam.” 7th International Conference on Thai Studies, 4–8 July, 1999, Amsterdam.
1999
“Change and Continuity in ‘Traditional’ Textile Production in a Market Economy: Thai Village in Northwestern Vietnam. The International Conference, Handicrafts and Industrial Development un Southeast Asia”, 11–12 November 1999, International House of Japan: Tokyo.

Translations

2000
Ngo Duc Thinh2000, Tap quan phap va phat trien nong thon o Viet Nam hien nay, Tap chi Van hoa Dan gian 69 (1): 6–22.
2000
Lafont, Pierre-Bernard, 1955, Notes surles familles patronymiques Thai Noirs de Son-la etde Nghia-lo, Anthropos 50: 797–809.
1999
L. Cadiere, 1918, Croyance et Pratiques Religieuses des Annamites dans les Environs de Hue, in Bulletin de l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient 18.

Link to

2007
‘Ethnological Research in the Tai-Dams Villages in Vietnam’ dans les collections AAR.
2006
International Symposium “Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia” 3–4, February, 2006.