The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Staff Members

NOBUTA Toshihiro
NOBUTA ToshihiroNOBUTA Toshihiro
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Social anthropology, Southeast Asian Studies
Individual Research Projects
  • An Anthropological Study on Southeast Asian Culture
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 1992
  • M.A. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 1995
  • Ph.D. Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. 2002

Research Interests

  • Ethnographic Study on Islam/islams in the Marginal World
  • Social Anthropological Study on the Social Change by Development

Current Research Topics

  • An Anthropological Study of NGO Activities

Research Keywords

Social Anthropology, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Orang Asli, Temuan

Selected Publications

2009
Living on the Periphery: Development and Islamization among the Orang Asli in Malaysia. Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Center for Orang Asli Concerns.
2008
Living on the Periphery: Development and Islamization among the Orang Asli. Kyoto and Melbourne: Kyoto University Press and Trans Pacific Press.   [Nut Graph 2010.05.04]

Publications (English publications only)

2009
Urbanization and Indigenous People: Development among the Orang Asli, Malaysia. In T. Goda (ed.) Urbanization and Formation of Ethnicity in Southeast Asia, pp.100-115. Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers.
2007
Islamization Policy towards the Orang Asli in Malaysia. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 31(4): 479-495.

Presentations

2005
"Urbanization and Indigenous People: Development among the Orang Asli, Malaysia." International Sicence Conference, Urbanization and the Formation of Ethnicity in Southeast Asia ,Vien Dong Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.