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Waka HIROKAWA

 
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NameWaka HIROKAWA
AffiliationSenshu University
SectionDepartment of History, School of Letters
Job titleAssociate Professor
DegreePhD(Osaka University)
Research funding number10513096

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I am an Associate Professor in history of medicine at Senshu University. my work is focused on community medicine and community responses to state policies in the 19th and the first half of the twentieth century Japan. I'm the author of Kindai Nihon no Hansen-byo Mondai to Chiiki Shakai (Modern Japan's Hansen's Disease Problem and Local Communities, 2011), and the co-translator of Ann Jannetta's Vaccinators (2007) into Japanese. I also study the archival science theory based on medical materials.

Research Areas

 
  • History / Historical studies in general / 
  • History / Japanese history / modern Japanese history
  • Sociology/History of science and technology / Sociology/History of science and technology / History of medicine

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2015
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Today
Associate Professor, School of Letters, Department of History, Senshu University
 
Apr 2011
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Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Tekijuku Commemoration Center, Osaka University
 
Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
Visiting Research Scholar, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
 
Apr 2008
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Mar 2011
Assistant Professor, Museum, Osaka University
 

Published Papers

 
When Medicine Participates in Field Studies: Epidemiological Research of Hansen's Disease during Pre- and Wartime Japan
Waka HIROKAWA
Historia Scientiarum   27(2) 218-232   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Hirokawa Waka
Japanese Journal of Leprosy   86(2) 135-139   Dec 2017   [Invited]
<p>  This paper explores the current status of preserving medical/patient records in Japan and providing them for public use, focusing in particular on issues relating to the medical records preserved in Hansen's disease sanitaria, as per Japan's ...
廣川 和花
同時代史研究 = The Japanese journal of contemporary history   (10) 77-84   2017   [Invited]
廣川 和花
日本ハンセン病学会雑誌 = Japanese journal of leprosy   85(2) 75-78   Aug 2016   [Invited]
生物学史研究   (91) 53-58   Nov 2014   [Invited]

Misc

 
ボツマン ダニエル・V
歴史学研究 = Journal of historical studies   (979) 60-66   Jan 2019
廣川 和花
日本史研究 = Journal of Japanese history   668(668) 63-70   Apr 2018   [Invited]
伊藤 謙, 宇都宮 聡, 小原 正顕, 塚腰 実, 渡辺 克典, 福田 舞子, 廣川 和花, 髙橋 京子, 上田 貴洋, 橋爪 節也, 江口 太郎
日本研究   51 157-167   Mar 2015
 日本では江戸時代、「奇石」趣味が、本草学者だけでなく民間にも広く浸透した。これは、特徴的な形態や性質を有する石についての興味の総称といえ、地質・鉱物・古生物学的な側面だけでなく、医薬・芸術の側面をも含む、多岐にわたる分野が融合したものであった。また木内石亭、木村蒹葭堂および平賀源内に代表される民間の蒐集家を中心に、奇石について活発に研究が行われた。しかし、明治期の西洋地質学導入以降、和田維四郎に代表される職業研究者たちによって奇石趣味は前近代的なものとして否定され、石の有する地質・古生物...
The Bulletin of buraku problem. Buraku mondai kenkyu   52-60   Dec 2007

Books etc

 
Waka Hirokawa (Part:Joint Work, A Colony or a Sanitorium?: A comparative history of segregation politics of Hansen's disease in modern Japan)
Routledge   Apr 2016   ISBN:113890533X
Waka Hirokawa
Osaka University Press   Mar 2011   ISBN:4872593782
See contents here:
http://www.osaka-up.or.jp/books/ISBN978-4-87259-378-5.html

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Waka HIROKAWA
Marginal Social Groups and Historical Documents in Asia—Japan and the Ottoman Empire   26 Mar 2019   Yale University Council on East Asian Studies
Waka HIROKAWA
Prostitution and Society in Japan: from Pre-modern to Modern Era   2 Dec 2018   National Museum of Japanese History
Waka HIROKAWA
The Meiji Restoration and Its Afterlives: Social Change and the Politics of Commemoration   15 Sep 2017   Yale University Council on East Asian Studies
The Struggle to Modernize Community Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Waka HIROKAWA
Association for Asian Studies 2017 Annual Conference   19 Mar 2017   Association for Asian Studies
The Executioner’s Medicine: The Traffic of Body Parts in the City of Edo [Invited]
Waka HIROKAWA
History of Medicine in East Asia   16 Jul 2016   
Toward the Modernization of Acquiring Knowledge: Flexible Boundaries of a Medical Educational System in the Late Tokugawa Osaka
Waka HIROKAWA
The Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)   2 Jul 2016   
The Introduction of Epidemiological Survey Methods for the Study of Hansen’s Disease in Japan in the 1930s
Waka HIROKAWA
International Health Organizations (IHOs): People, Politics and Practice in Historical Perspective   21 Apr 2016   
Entering the Era of Reconciliation: A Contemporary History of Former Hansen's Disease Patients in Japan [Invited]
Waka HIROKAWA
The 3rd International Hansen Forum   17 Sep 2015   Sorokdo National Hospital
New Perspectives on the History of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) in Modern Japan: Beyond Commemoration and Denunciation [Invited]
Waka HIROKAWA
Embodied Histories: New Perspectives on Prostitution and Disease in Modern Japan, Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University   26 Mar 2014   
New Perspectives on the History of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) in Modern Japan: Beyond Commemoration and Denunciation [Invited]
Waka Hirokawa   2 Mar 2014   
A History Torn Between “Providing Relief” and “Inflicting Harm”: Missionary Work for Hansen’s Disease Sufferers and Local Communities in Modern Japan from the 1880s to the 1940s
Waka Hirokawa
The 18th International Leprosy Congress   17 Sep 2013   
The Linkage of Hansen’s Disease between Pre-modern and Modern, Inside and Outside Japan
Waka Hirokawa
The Sixth Conference for the Asian Society for the History of Medicine   14 Dec 2012   
Treatment Places and Living Places: The Circumstances of People with Hansen’s Disease in Modern Japan
Waka Hirokawa
British Association for Japanese Studies Conference 2012   7 Sep 2012   
From Rural to Urban Communities: Reconsidering the Epidemiology of Hansen’s Disease in Modern Japan
Waka Hirokawa
Japan at Chicago: Medicine, Politics, and Culture in the Japanese Empire   11 May 2012   
A Colony or a Sanitarium? A Comparative History of Segregation Politics of Hansen’s Disease in Modern Japan
Waka Hirokawa
Science, Technology, and Medicine in East Asia: Policy, Practice, and Implications in a Global Context   8 Oct 2011   
Understanding Modern Japan Through Epidemiological Patterns of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy), 1880s-1950s
Waka Hirokawa
Asian Studies Conference Japan   25 Jun 2011   
The International Impact of the Prevalence of Leprosy on Colonialism and Japan in the Late 19th / Early 20th Century
Waka Hirokawa
Death and Dying in Early Modern Japan Workshop   Sep 2009   

Association Memberships

 
JAPAN SOCIETY FOR ARCHIVAL SCIENCE , THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE SOCIETY OF JAPAN , JAPAN SOCIETY OF MEDICAL HISTORY , THE HISTORICAL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF JAPAN , THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL STUDIES , ASSOCIATION OF HISTORICAL SCIENCE , THE OSAKA ASSOCIATION OF HISTORICAL SCIENCES

Research Grants & Projects

 
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Akihito Suzuki