Faculty

Philosophy / Anthropology

Taisuke Karasawa

画像:Taisuke Karasawa

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

Profile

Born 1978. Bachelor’s (Letters) from Keio University, with a Master’s and Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Waseda University. After teaching in Waseda’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Karasawa served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures of Ryukoku University (Kyoto), before joining AUA in 2019. He specializes in philosophy and cultural anthropology, specifically the fundamental ways in which mankind constructs customs, beliefs and cultures, based on the thought of Japanese intellectual Kumagusu Minakata (1867-1941). Recently his research has concentrated on comparative studies of Minakata and artistic thought, as well as the modernistic potential of Kegon Buddhist thought.

Research activities

<Single-author books>

2015
Minakata Kumagusu: Nihonjin no kanousei no kyokugen [Minakata Kumagusu: The Ultimate Possibility of the Japanese]. Chuokoron-shinsha
2014
Minakata Kumagusu no mita yume: pasaji ni tatsu mono [Dreams That Minakata Kumagusu Saw: The Man Standing on the Passage]. Bensei

 

<Co-author>

2011
‘Ura-Nippon’ bunka runessansu [Renaissance of the ‘Opposite’ Japanese Culture] (with Masahide Ishidzuka, Yutaka Kudo and Iori Ishikawa). Shakaihyoronsha

 

<Special talks and lectures>

2017-2018
Kumagusu to ato [Kumagusu and art]. reading club vol. 2 (reading club series). KYOTO ART HOSTEL kumagusuku
2015
Kumagusu: Yume ni tsuite [Kumagusu: About his dreams]. THE BOX OF MEMORY (Yukio Fujimoto exhibition). KYOTO ART HOSTEL kumagusuku

 

<Other>

2017-2018
No no naka no mori: Minakata Kumagusu no hakken [A section of forest of the brain: Kumagusu Minakata’s discovery method] (Academic research support). Wild: Untamed Mind. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

  • 画像:『「裏日本」文化ルネッサンス』(2011年、共著)

    ‘Ura-Nippon’ bunka runessansu [Renaissance of the ‘opposite’ Japanese culture] (co-author; 2011)

  • 画像:『南方熊楠の見た夢―パサージュに立つ者―』(2014年、単著)

    Minakata Kumagusu no mita yume: pasaji ni tatsu mono [Dreams that Minakata Kumagusu saw: The man standing on the passage] (2014)

  • 画像:『南方熊楠―日本人の可能性の極限―』(2015年、単著)

    Minakata Kumagusu: Nihonjin no kanousei no kyokugen [Minakata Kumagusu: The Ultimate Possibility of the Japanese] (2015)