Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Global Japanese Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2021/12
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Invitation Invited paper
Title A Brief Analysis of the Current Trends and Future Path in African Historical Studies in Japan
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal Journal of African Studies
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Japan Society for African Studies
Volume, Issue, Page pp.79-83
Authorship Lead author
Details African historical studies have been a minor branch of African studies in Japan up until the beginning of this century. However, things have been rapidly changing in the recent years, as the younger generations of researchers have been publishing notable works, especially in the field of global history. It has been paramount for the Japanese historians to research African history by using sources not only from Europe and the United States but also Africa. Additionally, historical sources, whether written or unwritten, have been diversified, and research projects based on new methodologies have also been applied. Presently, it is anticipated that historical studies as a transnational discipline will develop and become more thorough in accordance with the global trends in African historical studies. Under these conditions, . . . .