HIRASAWA, Caroline

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies

Job title

Associate Professor

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Stanford University   Ph.D

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Associate Professor

  • 2011.04
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    2018.03

    Sophia University   Associate Professor

  • 2008.09
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    2011.03

    Sophia University   Assistant Professor

  • 2006.09
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    2008.04

    University of British Columbia   Assistant Professor

 

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • History of arts

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • hell painting

  • didactic painting

  • picture scrolls

  • sacred art history

  • Japanese art history

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Hikari no kyūsai: "Kōmyō shingon kudoku ekotoba (emaki)" no seiritsu to sono hyōgen o megutte

    Hirasawa Caroline

    In Komine Kazuaki and Deguchi Hisanori ed., Kaiga, imēji no kairō, vol. 2 of Nihon bungaku no tenbō o hiraku   2   25 - 41  2017.10  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • CRACKING CAULDRONS AND BABIES ON BLOSSOMS: THE RELOCATION OF SALVATION IN JAPANESE HELL PAINTING

    Caroline Hirasawa

    ARTIBUS ASIAE   72 ( 1 ) 5 - 51  2012  [Refereed]

  • The Inflatable, Collapsible Kingdom of Retribution: A Primer on Japanese Hell Imagery and Imagination

    Hirasawa Caroline

    Monumenta Nipponica   63 ( 1 ) 1 - 50  2008.04  [Refereed]

    DOI

  • The Materiality of a Promise: Interworldly Contracts in Medieval Buddhist Promotional Campaign Imagery

    Hirasawa Caroline

    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 45:2 (2018), 341–390.    [Refereed]

Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • Hell-bent for Heaven in Tateyama Mandara : Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain (Japanese Visual Culture, vol. 6)

    Hirasawa Caroline( Part: Sole author)

    Brill  2013.02 ISBN: 9789004203358

  • Modest Materialities: The Social Lives and Afterlives of Sacred Things in Japan, Special Issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 45:2 (2018)

    Caroline Hirasawa, Benedetta Lomi, eds( Part: Joint editor)

Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Image and Text in Medieval Japanese Sacred Painting

    2018  

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    This Waseda University Grant for SpecialResearch Projects (for Newly-Hired Faculty) contributed financial support towardmy ongoing research on fourteenth-century Japanese didactic paintings. Thisacademic year, the research resulted in an article, tentatively entitled “The Materialityof a Promise: Interworldly Contracts in Medieval Buddhist Promotional CampaignImagery,” forthcoming in the next special issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (JJRS).I also co-edited the special issue (JJRS 45:2), tentatively entitled ModestMaterialities: TheSocial Lives and Afterlives of Sacred Things in Japan, with Benedetta Lomi (BristolUniversity). Other authors include Fabio Gygi (SOASUniversity of London), Benedetta Lomi, Ouchi Fumi (MiyagiGakuin Women’s University), David Quinter (University of Alberta), and Steven Trenson (Waseda University).This grant, which also funded archival research that is not yet reflected in a publication, supported groundwork for a future monograph onfourteenth-century Japanese paintings that were createdfor promotional and fund-raising purposes.

 

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