Shigemi Inaga#

Shigemi Inaga
Email:aurora2 'at'
Membership Number:4737
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:JAPAN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 Deputy-Director General, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)
  • 2016 Visiting Professor, Open University of Japan (Housou Daigaku)
  • 2004 Professor I.R.C.J.S. (Research Division)
  • 1997 - 2004 Associate Professor, I.R.C. J.S. (Research Division)
  • 1991 - 1997 Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Mie University (National University, Japan)
  • 1988 - 1991 Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Arts, The University of Tokyo
  • Oct. 2006 - Sep. 2007 Visiting Researcher, Kluge Center, The Library of Congress, Washington .D.C., U.S.A.
  • Nov. 2000 -March 2001 Oversea teaching program (the Japan Foundation, Universität Heidelberg; Universität Saarbrücken)
  • Oct. 1998 - March 1999 Oversea Research (The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Japan), in the U.S.A. and France

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative literature and culture
  • Word and image studies
  • Cultural Anthropology and inter-cultural ethics
  • Western Perception of the "Rest" of the World
  • Contemporary Art in a global perspective
  • "Pirate' view" of World History
  • Experiences of Western Modernity by the Non-Western intellectuals
  • Haptic and Corporal Experience
  • Recipient-vessel (utsuwa) and Transmigration (utsushi)
  • Cross-cultural Translation

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Prix de la publication de l'Academie de l'architecture (France)
  • 1999 Watsuji Tetsuro Award (Himeji Museum for Literature, Himeji City)
  • 1998 Suntory Prize "Santori gakugei sho" (Suntory Foundation)
  • 1998 Ringa Prize for the Promotion of Art Research (Ringa Bijutsu Shourei sho)
  • 1998 Sibusawa Claudel Special Prize (La Maison franco-japonaise, Tokyo, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • 1980 Prize of the Society for the Study of Japonaiserie (currently renamed into Society for the Study of Japonisme)

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