APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER POSITIONS
2019-2020 Suntory Fellow, Suntory Foundation
2016-8 Tokyo University Special Researcher (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Pathways Postdoctoral Fellow), Department of Area Studies, University of Tokyo
2015-6 Soon-Young Kim Fellow in the History of East Asian Science and Technology, Needham Research Institute
(see my Google Scholar page)
For forthcoming works and works in progress, please request a full CV.
Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
2021 “Japanese Medicine and Pluralism in Context.” Editorial forum: “Why Study Asian Medicine?” Asian Medicine, volume 15:2. link
2018 “Transposing Knowledge: Beyond Translation in the Medieval Islamic and Japanese Medical Literary Traditions” in, ed. Patrick Manning and Abigail Owen, Knowledge in Translation: Global Patterns of Scientific Exchange, 1000-1800 CE, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. At Project MUSE: link
2018 “The Two Ibn Sīnās: Negotiating Traditions.” Journal for the Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, volume 6.1. Behind a paywall. (I will upload the article soon.)
2017 “Critique in Early Japan: Ishinpō as a Case Study of How to Read a Text.” New Ideas in East Asian Studies, 2017 special issue. For full article click here.
2017 “Islam and Medicine” in, ed. Gary Ferngren and Ekaterina Lomperis, Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
2016 “Japanese Popular Culture” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
2014 “Abū Bakr al-Rāzī” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin, New York: Oxford University Press, vol. 2.
2014 “Chemistry and Alchemy” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin, New York: Oxford University Press, vol. 1.
2014 “Classification of Sciences” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin, New York: Oxford University Press, vol. 1.
2014 “Ḥunayn bin Isḥāq al-ʿIbādī” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin, New York: Oxford University Press, vol. 1.
2014 “Jābir ibn Ḥayyān” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin, New York: Oxford University Press, vol. 1.
2012 “Medicine” in “Pre-history to 1250; Middle East” in Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia, ed. Andrea Stanton, London: Sage Publications, vol. 1.
2012 “Science” in “Pre-history to 1250; Middle East” in Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia, ed. Andrea Stanton, London: Sage Publications, vol. 1.
[translator and editor] “The ‘Pacifist’ Magazine Sekai: A Barometer of Postwar Thought” in, eds Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov,The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia: Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife, London: Routledge, 2016. [Japanese > English]
“Japan's Ministry of Resources and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science” and “Towards a Total-War System.” D. Kim Foundation. Translation of chs. 4-5 from Hiroshige Tetsu, Kagaku no shakaishi: Kindai nihon no kagaku taisei, Tokyo: Chūo kōronsha, 1973. [Japanese > English]
Professional Academic Editing
[development editor, Chinese > English, chapters 1-5] The Tokyo Trial: Recollections and Perspectives from China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
[development editor, Japanese > English] Kushner, Barak (trans.), The Asahi Shimbun Company, Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan, London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND TALKS
"European Medievalism and Fantasy in the Construction of Islam in Japanese Manga"; Medievalism in East Asia – I: From Printed Story-Worlds to Digital Role-Playing Games; On Mutual Images 9th International Workshop; University of Salford; Manchester, UK; Dec 2021.
"Questioning Inquiry: Ghazāli, Science, and the Islamic Tradition"; 2nd Early Career Scholars Conference (European Society for the History of Science): Science and Its Enemies: Exploring Conflicts and Alliances in the History of Science; University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Sep 2021.
"Change through Text: The Legacy of Islamicate Medicine in the Structuring of Knowledge"; The 4th International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences (ICHS21) - Scientific Legacy and its Contemporary Impacts; University of Sharjah; Sharjah, UAE; Apr 2021.
"The Comprehensive and the Essential: Complete Medicine in Medieval Islamicate and Japanese Encyclopedism"; The Total Library: Aspirations for Complete Knowledge in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Barnard College; Dec 2020.
"Law and Modernity in Non-European Contexts: Contemporary Sensibilities in Japanese and Islamic Law"; Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse; Aga Khan University; London, UK; Oct 2019
"Fukuzawa Yukichi and Modern Science: Exploring Liberalism in Meiji Japan"; European Association for Japanese Studies Conference; University of Tsukuba; Tsukuba, Japan; Sep 2019
"The East and Islam: The Ethical and the Ethnic [in View of Chinese and Japanese Islam]"; Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics; Louisville (KY), USA; Jan 2019
“Invention as the Afterlife of Scholasticism: Inadvertent Innovation in Early Japan and Asian Medicine”; New York Conference on Asian Studies; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester (NY), USA; Sep 2018
"Translation and the Medicine of Neighbors in Medieval China and Japan: The Transposition and Transference of Foreign Knowledge from the Islamic World and China"; European Society for the History of Science; University College London; London, UK; Sep 2018
"Knowledge and Fact: Artificial Intelligence and Human Cognition in the Islamic Tradition"; Religion and Science Conference: Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence; Cambridge Muslim College; Cambridge, UK; Sep 2018
"The Woman, Gender, and Sexuality in the Early Japanese Medical Literary Tradition"; Bodies in Motion; University of Ghent; Ghent, Belgium; Nov 2017
"Historicizing Medieval Medical Writing: Japan and the Islamic World"; British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference; University of York; York, UK; Jul 2017
"Indian Medicine as Extra in the Medieval Medical Traditions of Japan and the Islamic World"; International Medieval Congress; Unviersity of Leeds; Leeds, UK; Jul 2017
"Critique in Early Japan – Ishinpō as a Case Study of Intellectual Change"; British Association for Japanese Studies - Japan Chapter; Chiba, Japan; May 2017
"Normal, Asia, and the Past: Presentism and the Writing of Medical History"; Are Differences Ineffable!? Diversity, Hybridity and Current Issues in History Writing; Renmin University; Beijing, China; Oct 2016
"Medicine Across the Sea: Japan and the Sino-Korean Continent"; Joint East Asian Studies Conference; School of Oriental and African Studies; London, UK; Sep 2016
“The Medieval Transition: Medicine in Motion”;Three Societies Meeting (British Society for the History of Science, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and History of Science Society); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Jun 2016
"Japanese Medicine? Chinese Medicine in Context"; Material Culture, Bodily Practice and Medical Textuality: Current Issues in Chinese Medical History; Needham Research Institute; Cambridge, UK; Jun 2016
"Ishinpō's Modern Reception”; Modern Medicine in Japan Workshop; Needham Research Institute; Cambridge, UK; Apr 2016
“Ishinpō and East Asia: Medicine as Transnational and Transcultural”; Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference; Seattle, USA; Mar-Apr 2016
"Japan as seen through Ishinpō (Ishinpō ni miru Nihon) (in Japanese); invited Lecture at Keio University (Hiyoshi Campus); Tokyo, Japan; Feb 2016
"Transposing Knowledge: Beyond Translation in Medieval Islamic and Sino-Japanese Medicine"; Found in Translation: A Conference on the World History of Science, ca. 1200-1600 CE; World History Center; University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, USA; Oct 2015
"Ishinpō and Life Cultivation in Ancient Japan"; International Conference on the History of East Asian Science; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); Paris, France; Jul 2015
“Constructing Japanese Science: Ishinpō and the History of Sino-Japanese Medicine”; British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference; Swansea University; Swansea, UK; Jul 2015
11th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students; European Association for Japanese Studies; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK); Jun 2015
“Buddhist Medicine in Ancient Japan: Ishinpō and Its Sources”; Buddhism and Wellbeing Conference; University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada; May 2015
"Sino-Japanese Medicine: Translating Foreign Texts"; Reading Seminar; Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK; May 2015
Intensive Workshop in Japanese Textual Scholarship; University of Cambridge; Emmanuel College; Cambridge, UK; Mar 2015
"Chinese Medicine, Early Japan, and the Appropriation of Knowledge"; Invitation Lunchtime Seminar Series at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Mar 2015
"Ishinpō and Language"; DEAS Postgraduate Research Seminar; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Jan 2015
"Negotiating Medicine: The Ishinpō and Locality"; British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference; University College London, London, UK; Jan 2015
"The Ishinpō: Conceptualizing Knowledge"; DEAS Postgraduate Research Seminar; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Dec 2014
"Ancient Traditions in Foreign Medieval Cultures: Early Formulators Negotiating Medicine"; British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting; University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland (UK); Jul 2014
"Reading Sino-Japanese Medicine"; Reading Seminar; Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK; May 2014
"How to Negotiate Foreign Medicine: Tanba-no Yasuyori and Abū Bakr al-Rāzī"; DEAS Postgraduate Research Seminar; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Apr 2014
"Secrets of the Ishinpō: Reading between the Lines"; British Association of Japanese Studies' Advanced Postgraduate Conference; SOAS, London, UK; Apr 2014
"The Hui hui yao fang (Hui Formularies): Past, Present, Future"; Multiplying Horizons; Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK; Feb 2014
"Deciphering Foreign in the Media" (in Japanese); Keio University; Tokyo, Japan; Jan 2012
"Chinese Sphygmology in Arabic Medicine"; World History Association; Capital Normal University, Beijing, China; Jul 2011
"Debunking a Myth or Empowering an Idea"; Asian Conference on Cultural Studies; International Academic Forum, Osaka, Japan; Mar 2011
"Beriberi in Late Meiji Japanese Media"; Graduate Symposium; Princeton University; Princeton, USA; May 2007
Japanese: near-native (modern, classical [bungo], kanbun [Sinitic], premodern paleography)
Proficiency (at least high-advanced): Chinese (modern, literary [classical]), Arabic (modern [MSA], classical, premodern palegoraphy), Urdu/Hindi (reading: Urdu only)
Others: Spanish (advanced), Korean (beginner-intermediate), Persian (basic), Turkish/Ottoman Turkish (basic)
Reading only: French, German, Greek (classical), Italian
For a list of courses taught or teaching experience, please request a CV or a teaching statement.
I have taught content courses, language courses, and given lectures at universities around the world, mainly in English and Japanese. I have also taught university-level courses in an extra-curricular capacity for club, (inter)cultural, and research group activities. In addition to teaching in official capacities, I also have a wealth of experience in private tutoring for languages such as English, Arabic, and Japanese. In my CV and teaching statement, unless directly related to a request, I normally only include what has been conducted through a university (i.e. payment received), for academic conferences (non-paid, of course!) or for institutions (non-paid but officially invited); should you be interested in all my teaching experience, please make that clear in your request.