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Faculty

Full-time Faculty

YASUI Manami Research Division
Specialized Field(s) Japanese folklore, cultural anthropology
Current Research Themes I continue to conduct fieldwork in Japan and Micronesia in order to shed light on folk customs and human relations as they relate to changes in practices relating to pregnancy and childbirth, medical care, and so forth. I am also concerned to explore how people have imagined the body and expressed it symbolically in iconography, from a perspective in which the fields of folk belief, medicine, art and others overlap.
Keywords for Research

Education

1990
B.A., School of Letters, Osaka University
1993 M.A., Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
1997 D. Litt., Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Professional Experience

1998
Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology and Folklore, Tenri University
2002
Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Folklore, Tenri University
2009
Visiting Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
2010
Professor, Department of Archaeology and Folklore, Tenri University
2015 Visiting Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2016
Visiting Professor, Japanese Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
2017
Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Degree(s)

1997 D. Litt., Osaka University

Achievements

Books
  • 『狙われた身体 : 病いと妖怪とジェンダー』, 平凡社, 2022年02月
  • ・ 『괴이와 신체의 일본문화―이계로부터 출산과 양육을 되묻다(怪異と身体の民俗学― 異界から出産と子育てを問い直す)』, 민속원 아르케북스128(김용의、김희영、송영숙、주혜정、최가진(옮긴이), 민속원, 301頁, 2019年03月
  • ・ 『怪異と身体の民俗学――異界から出産と子育てを問い直す』, せりか書房, 2014年12月
    Kaii to Shintai no Minzokugaku: Ikai kara Shussan to Kosodate o toinaosu [Folklore Studies of the Spiritual and the Body: Rethinking Childbirth and Childrearing from the Spiritual World], Serica Publishing, Tokyo, December 2014 )
  • ・ 『出産環境の民俗学――<第三次お産革命>にむけて』, 昭和堂, 2013年12月
    Shussan Kankyo no Minzokugaku: “Daisanji Osan Kakumei” ni Mukete [Folklore Studies of the Birthing Environment: Towards a “Third Revolution in Childbirth”], Showado Publishing, Kyoto, December 2013 )
Co-authored Books
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  • ・ 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室編, 『モノと図像から探る怪異・妖怪の東西』, 勉誠出版, 2017年03月
  • ・ Karen Stevenson with Katerina Teaiwa eds., The Festival of Pacific Arts: Celebrating over 40 years of Cultural Heritage, USP Press, May 2016
  • ・ (編著)安井眞奈美編著, 『出産の民俗学・文化人類学』, 勉誠出版, 2014年05月
    Shussan no minzokugaku/bunkajinruigaku [The Folkloristics and Cultural Anthropology of Childbirth], Bensei Publishing, May 2014 )
  • ・ (編著)安井眞奈美編著, 『出産・育児の近代―「奈良県風俗誌」を読む』, 法蔵館, 2011年12月
    Shussan/ikuji no kindai: “Naraken fuzokushi o yomu” [The Modernity of Childbirth and Childrearing: Reading “The Nara Prefecture Folklore Study”], Hozokan Publishing, December 2011 )
  • ・ (編著)安井眞奈美編著, 『産む・育てる・伝える―昔のお産・異文化のお産に学ぶ』, 風響社, 2009年10月
    Umu, Sodateru, Tsutaeru: Mukashi no Osan/Ibunka no Osan ni Manabu [Child Birth and Child Care Customs and Their Transmission in Japan: Learning from the Past and from Abroad], Fukyosha Publishing, October 2009 )
Articles
  • ・ 「After/With コロナの国際日本研究――パネル発表「ヨーロッパからの報告」を受けて」, 『​「ヨーロッパ日本研究学術交流会議」記録集:『After/With コロナの「国際日本研究」-ヨーロッパからの報告』』, 国際日本文化研究センター, 2022年03月, pp.119-134
  • ・ 「願いを絵に託す──近現代の小絵馬」, 『身体の大衆文化 書く・着る・歌う』, KADOKAWA, 2021年11月, pp.213-246
  • ・ 「ムラの変遷を追う──能登半島の「ツラ」について」, 『七浦から世界へ――調査・研究・活用としてのフィールド』, 大学共同利用機関法人 人間文化研究機構、国立歴史民俗博物館, 2021年07月, pp.28-47
  • ・ Imagining the Spirits of Deceased PregnantWomen: An Analysis of Illustrations of Ubumein Early Modern Japan, Japan review 35, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, March 2021, pp.91-112
  • ・ 「出産と妊産婦・胎児の死―四半世紀の研究(1995-2020)」, 『比較日本文化研究』20, 比較日本文化研究会, 2020年10月10日, pp.32-45
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  • ・ 「特集について―比較日本文化研究という視座」, 『比較日本文化研究』20, 比較日本文化研究会, 2020年10月10日, pp.7-18
  • ・ 「「思いがけないお産の民俗」から見えてくること」, 『日本民俗学』303, 日本民俗学会, 2020年08月31日, pp.57-59
  • ・ 「「思いがけないお産」の研究と今後の課題」, 『日本民俗学』303, 日本民俗学会, 2020年08月31日, pp.128-133
  • ・ Změna vnímání lidského plodu v Japonsku.Úvaha o péči poskytované truchlícím v případě perinatální ztráty. (The Transformation of Fetus Perspectives in Japan—Considering Perinatal Grief Care), Nový Orient 74(2019)/1, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, March 2020, pp.16-23
  • ・ Changing Folk Cultures of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Jennifer Coates, Lucy Fraser, and Mark Pendleton eds., The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture, Routledge, December 2019, pp.135-145
  • ・ Where yōkai enter and exit the human body: from medieval picture scrolls to modern folktales in Japan, Studies in Japanese Literature and Culture (Kristopher Reeves, tansl.), March 2019, pp.61-72
  • ・ The Participation of Youth and the Transmission of Arts at the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, Solomon Islands 2012, The Festival of Pacific Arts; Celebrating over 40 years of Cultural Heritage, (Karen Stevenson ed.), USP Press, The University of the South Pacific, 2016, pp.79-87
  • ・ The Glocalization of Childbirth in Japan and Palau, The Perspective of Glocalization Addressing the Changing Society and Culture under Glocalization (Tomoyuki UESUGI and Matori YAMAMOTO ed.), Center for Glocal Studies, Seijo University, 2016, pp.59-81
  • ・ 「怪異のイメージを追って――うぶめと天狗を中心に」, 『モノと図像から探る怪異・妖怪の世界』, 勉誠出版, 2015年03月, pp.18-40
    ( Searching for Images of the Surreal: Focusing on Ubume and Tengu, Exploring the World of the Surreal through Images and Objects (ed. Department of Archaeology and Folklore, Tenri University), Bensei Publishing, Tokyo, March 2015, pp.18-40 )
  • ・ 「ワイキキでの同郷会記念写真―山口県沖家室島のハワイ移民関連資料」, 『日本研究』50, 国際日本文化研究センター, 2014年09月
    ( Okikamuro Island and Immigration to Hawai‘i: Photographs as Documents , Nihon kenkyu 50, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, September 2014 )
  • ・ Expressing Pacific Identities Through Performance: The Participation of Nations and Territories of Western Micronesia in the Eighth Festival of Pacific Arts, Arts and Identity in the Pacific: Festival of Pacific Arts (JACS Area Studies Research Reports No. 9, ed. Matori YAMAMOTO), The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, March 2006, pp.51-77
  • ・ Research Notes: On Burial Customs, Maternal Spirits, and the Fetus in Japan, U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, A Journal for the International Exchange of Gender Studies 24(English Supplement), September 2003, pp.102-114
Co-authored Articles
  • ・ (共著)安井眞奈美、中本剛二、伏見裕子, 「コロナ禍のお産――妊産婦と家族にとっての「思いがけないお産」」, 『日本民俗学』307 , 2021年08月, pp.120-126
Presentations, Symposiums, Lectures etc.
  • ・ Death in Childbirth: Perinatal Grief Care in Japan, Special lecture of Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science Mothers and Babies, 9 March 2020
  • ・ Becoming Yokai; Images and folktales of ubume, Public lecture for Art Gallery of NSW, 4 March 2020
  • ・ Images of the Fetus in Pre-modern and Modern Japan: Exploring the perception and understanding of childbirth and the woman’s body, Lecture of the departments of Anthropology and Sociology, History, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Asian Studies Program, Lafayette College, 17 February 2020
  • ・ Comment on presentation by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, On the Heritage of Postcolonial Studies: Translation of the Untranslatable, 日文研・Hallym University, Conell Univresity, 13 February 2020
  • ・ Imaging the Spirit of a Deceased Pregnant Woman: Towards a Transcultural study of the Spiritual World, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University(日本における聖なるもの、差別、そして死者の霊), 5 December 2019
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  • ・ Body Image in Yōkai Illustrations: Considering the Yōkai of the Eye, 特別展「驚異と怪異――想像界の生きものたち」国際ワークショップ「この世のキワ―自然と超自然のはざま」, 国立民族学博物館, 24 November 2019
  • ・ Visualizing the Fetus in Pre-modern and Modern Japan:Reading Illustrated Manuals, Magazines and Guidebooks for Pregnant Women, Medical Fine Art in Ming-Qing and Edo, 17-19 Century(医の世界における明清細工と江戸風物の邂逅), 4 November 2019
  • ・ The Transformation of Fetus Perspectives in Japan: Considering Perinatal Grief Care, Crossing Borders: Past and Future of Japanese Studies in the Global Age, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 11 October 2019
  • ・ Visualizing the Fetus in Pre-modern and Modern Japan: Reading Illustrated Manuals, Magazines and Guidebooks for Pregnant Women, Japan Research Centre and SOAS Centre for Translation Studies, 24 April 2019
  • ・ Transformation of fetal images from pre-modern to contemporary Japan; towards a multicultural understanding of the history of bodily images, Japan Anthropology Workshop 2019, 15 April 2019
  • ・ (招待講演), The spirits of women who die in childbirth; towards a transcultural study of the spiritual world, New Zealand Society of Asian Studies International Conference, University of Otago(国際学会), 29 November 2017
  • ・ (招待講演), Imaging the Spirit of a Pregnant Woman, Dead: Towards a comparative study of the spiritual world, Asian Studies Seminar Series, University of Auckland(国際学会), 24 November 2017
  • ・ (連続シンポジウム③), 「出産の場におけるグリーフケアの可能性」, 「大切な人を失った哀しみを抱いて―グリーフケアの可能性」(平成28年度科学研究費補助金助成事業), 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室協力, 2016年09月24日
    ( Embracing the Sadness of the Loss of Life: A Medic’s Perspective, (Planning and execution of the symposia series “Embracing the Sadness of Losing a Loved one: Sessions with Helen Brown,” sponsored by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Japan [KAKENHI], with the following topics/venues), Tenri University, 24 September 2016 )
  • ・ (連続シンポジウム②), 「グリーフケアを身近に」, 「大切な人を失った哀しみを抱いて―グリーフケアの可能性」(平成28年度科学研究費補助金助成事業), 天理大学考古学・民俗学研究室協力, 2016年09月22日
    ( Utilizing Greif Care, (Planning and execution of the symposia series “Embracing the Sadness of Losing a Loved one: Sessions with Helen Brown,” sponsored by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Japan [KAKENHI], with the following topics/venues), 22 September 2016 )
  • ・ (連続シンポジウム①), 「子どもの死を考える」, 「大切な人を失った哀しみを抱いて―グリーフケアの可能性」(平成28年度科学研究費補助金助成事業), 東北大学宗教学研究室協力, 2016年09月19日
    ( Coming to Terms with the Loss of a Child, (Planning and execution of the symposia series “Embracing the Sadness of Losing a Loved one: Sessions with Helen Brown,” sponsored by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Japan [KAKENHI], with the following topics/venues), Tohoku University, 19 September 2016 )
  • ・ The History of Yōkai Images in Japan: The Pictographic Development of Yōkai, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 7 March 2016
  • ・ Reproduction, Childbirth and Midwifery in Japan, AJJ (Anthropology of Japan in Japan) 2015 Fall Meeting, Tenri University, 28 November 2015
  • ・ From the Temple to the Internet: Changing Practices of Abortion and Memorial Services for Aborted Fetuses in Japan, 22nd International Congress of Historical Science, Jinan University, Jinan, Guangzhou, China, 27 August 2015
  • ・ Childbirth and the Surreal in Japanese Culture, University of Ulsan, Korea, 14 May 2015
  • ・ The Glocalization of Childbirth in Japan and Palau, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences with JASCA Inter-Congress 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, 16 May 2014
  • ・ From Child-Rearing Spirits" to "Fetus Memorial Rites" Childbirth and Local Knowledge in Modern Japan", The Twelfth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in University of Connecticut at Storrs, 8 June 2002
Lectures
Committees
Grants and Scholarships
  • ・ 2019 - 2022 , 代表, 2021年度 基盤研究(B), 出産の危機状況を医療、女性の身体、子供の命の視点から解明するエスノグラフィー研究
  • ・ 2015年~2018年, 代表, 科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(B), 地域基幹病院と連携した出産・産後ケアの支援ネットワーク構築のための人類学的試み
    ( 2015 - 2018, Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), An Anthropological Perspective/Study on Major Local Hospitals and Collaborating Support Networks for Childbirth and Postpartum Care )
  • ・ 2011年~2013年, 代表, 科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(B), 近現代日本における出産・育児文化の民俗学・人類学的研究および望ましい将来像の提言
    ( 2011 - 2013, Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Folklore and Cultural Anthropological Research on Childbirth and Childrearing in Modern Japan, with Constructive Proposals for the Future )
  • ・ 2007年~2010年, 代表, 科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(C), 近代大和を中心とした産育習俗の変容に関する民俗学および人類学的研究
    ( 2007 - 2010, Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Folklore and Anthropological Research on Changes in Childbirth and Childrearing Customs Centered on the Yamato Region in the Early Modern Period )
  • ・ 2001年~2002年, 代表, 科学研究費補助金 若手研究(B), 太平洋芸術祭参加国のアイデンティティーに関する文化人類学的研究
    ( 2001 - 2002, Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Cultural Anthropological Research on Identities of the Nations and Territories in the Pacific Participating in the Festival of Pacific Arts )
Awards
  • ・ 2015年, 国際ソロプチミスト奈良女性研究者賞
    ( 2015, Soroptimist International (Nara) Award for a Female Researcher )
  • ・ 2014年, 国際ソロプチミスト奈良女性研究者賞
    ( 2014, Soroptimist International (Nara) Award for a Female Researcher )
Other Activities
  • ・ Mar. 9.2021, (特別展)ヴァーチャル・ミュージアム「身体イメージの創造―感染症時代に考える伝承・医療・アート」“Constructing Images of the Body: Considering Folklore, Medical Practice, and Art in a Pandemic Era” 大阪大学総合学術博物館、オンライン
  • ・ Nov. 2.2019, (特別展)Japan spernatural、Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Academic Society Membership
  • ・ ジェンダー史学会
    ( Gender History Association of Japan )
  • ・ 京都民俗学会
    ( Folklore Society of Kyoto )
  • ・ 日本オセアニア学会
    ( Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies )
  • ・ 日本文化人類学会
    ( Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology )
  • ・ 日本民俗学会
    ( Folklore Society of Japan )
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