Art History

Shoko Shimura

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・Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
・Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory C
・Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
・Production Skills Workshop I, II
・Guided Research I, II (Master’s Course)
・Transdisciplinary Arts Research Methods
・Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
・Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Course)


Prof. Shimura received her Ph.D. in Art History from Waseda University, specializing in modern Japanese art history and the history of U.S. – Japanese artistic exchange. Her research revolves around the various aspects of modern and contemporary art arising from the confrontation of Japan and the West at international venues such as World Expositions. In recent years, she has been conducting research on the cultural diplomacy of the U.S. toward Japan during the Cold War era, in particular regarding exhibitions of antique Japanese art held in the U.S. during the 1950s.

Research activities

<Selected Bibliography>

Kindai ni okeru Amerika de no Nihon bijutsu-ten [Modern exhibitions of Japanese art in the United States]. Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Japanese Art History (26), pp.76-90

‘The special loan exhibition of art treasures from Japan’ held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1936 and the essay on Japanese Art by Yukio Yashiro. Faculty Research Bulletin 2016, pp.17-26. Akita University of Art
Shaman Ri to reisen-moto no Amerika ni okeru Nihon bijutsu juyo [Sherman Lee and the reception of Japanese art in Cold-War America]. Kajima Foundation for the Arts Annual Report (32), pp.341-347
The concept of ‘art’ in Japan and international expositions of the Meiji period. Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence. Miegunyah
The relationship between sculpture and kogei in Takamura Koun’s ‘Old Monkey’. Aesthetics, No. 8