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

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Education 【 display / non-display

  • 1989

    University of Chicago   Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Ph.D. program)  

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • University of Chicago   Ph.D.

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.09

    Waseda University   School of International Liberal Studies   Professor

  • 2010.04

    Hitotsubashi University   Graduate School of Social Sciences   Professor

  • 2001.08

    University of Minnesota (USA)   Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures   Professor (promoted from Associate Professor July 2008)

  • 1993.07

    Connecticut College (USA)   Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures   Associate Professor (promoted from Assistant Professor July 1999)


Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Jazz studies

  • Postwar Japanese and Okinawan literature

  • Postwar Japanese cultural history

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The Phone Book Project: Tracing the Diffusion of Asian Martial Arts in America through the Yellow Pages

    MOLASKY Michael

    (Edited volume) The Martial Arts Studies Reader     57 - 72  2018.09  [Refereed]

  • 戦後の闇市――酒場と小説からの視点

    モラスキー マイク

    『戦後日本を読みかえるーー敗戦と占領』(単行本シリーズの第一巻)     3 - 32  2018.06

  • America in Japanese Culture: From Literature to Jazz

    MOLASKY Michael

    Asteion   74   33 - 44  2011.04

  • 1958年から1968年へ――ジャズと文化人の関係を中心に

    モラスキー マイク

    単行本の論集 『1968年文化論』     43 - 72  2010.09

  • ジャズが流れる昭和三〇年代――音・映像・文字

    モラスキー マイク

    文学(岩波書店)     95 - 109  2008.03

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Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • Martial Arts Studies (Journal)

    MOLASKY Michael( Part: Edit, Guest editor for special issue on martial arts studies in Japan)

    Cardiff University Press  2018.07

  • 闇市

    モラスキー マイク( Part: Edit)

    新潮社(新潮文庫)  2018.07

  • 新版 占領の記憶/記憶の占領――戦後沖縄・日本とアメリカ

    モラスキー マイク( Part: Sole author)

    岩波書店(岩波現代文庫)  2018.07

  • 戦後日本のジャズ文化ーー映画・文学・アングラ

    モラスキー マイク( Part: Sole author)

    岩波書店(岩波現代文庫)  2017.05

  • 日本文化に何をみる? ――ポピュラーカルチャーとの対話

    モラスキー マイク( Part: Joint author)

    共和国  2016.03

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Misc 【 display / non-display

  • 解説 『闇市』

    モラスキー マイク

    マイク・モラスキー編 新潮文庫版     346 - 397  2018.07

  • 解説 『街娼ーーパンパン&オンリー』

    モラスキー マイク

    マイク・モラスキー編 (皓星社版)     254 - 288  2015.11

  • 解説 『サードプレイス』

    モラスキー マイク

    レイ・オルデンバーグ著・奥平美幸訳(みすず書房)     467 - 480  2013.10

Awards 【 display / non-display

  • サントリー学芸賞

    2006   『戦後日本のジャズ文化』

    Winner: モラスキー マイク

Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • アメリカの「黒人新聞」におけるジャズ音楽の記述に関する歴史研究

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    モラスキー マイク

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • アメリカ西海岸におけるアジア武術の受容、普及および変容 1950年-1993年

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    モラスキー マイク

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • グローバル文化としての東アジア武術――日・米・英における伝授、表象、変容

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    モラスキー マイク

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • 地方都市の復興事業におけるジャズ音楽の活用――日米地域文化の比較研究

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    モラスキー マイク

    Authorship: Principal investigator

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Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • The Representation of Ragtime and Early Jazz Music in African-American Newspapers from Missouri:1895-1925


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    This is an ongoing project that concentrateson the representation of ragtime and early jazz music in "NegroNewspapers" from St. Louis, Missouri, during the first two decades of the20th century. During my summer 2019 research trip to St. Louis (Aug. 13-23), Iworked at the Missouri Historical Museum’s Research Center using microfilmcopies of the St. Louis Argus and finishedgoing through every page of the newspaper for the year 1919. Additional research was conducted at the Minnesota History Center's Research Library in St. Paul, where I examined all editions from June through December 1918 of that city’s prominentAfrican American newspaper, the St. PaulAppeal, .  Ragtime emerged as one of America’s mostpopular musical genres during the first two decades of the 20thcentury, and the major city in which it first flourished was St. Louis. Although scholarscontinue to debate whether ragtime should be viewed as a precursor to jazz music or, in fact, constitutes jazz in its earliest form, insufficient attention hasbeen devoted to how the music was treated in African American discourse,particularly in the Midwest. The current project aims to address this deficiencyin the extant English-language research on jazz history.

  • アメリカの「黒人新聞」におけるジャズ音楽の記述に関する歴史研究(1885年-1930年)


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    特定課題研究の下で2019年2月後半から3月上旬にかけ、米国セントルイス市にあるMissouri History Museum Research Centerで資料検索および収集を実施した。具体的には、1916年から1918年までのセントルイスの主要な「黒人新聞」の一紙だったSt. Louis Argusのマイクロフィッシュ版を仔細に調べた。三年間におよぶ同紙の紙面に一枚一枚目を通し、音楽関連の記事および広告――とくに「ラグタイム」と「ジャズ」に関するあらゆる言及――を収集し、コピーし、そして帰国後に読解作業に取りかかった。また、今回の研究結果の一部を執筆中の本『ジャズピアノ百年』(仮題、刊行は岩波書店からすでに決定済み)に反映させることができたことは大きな収穫だったと言える。

  • ジャズピアノの歴史に関する研究


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    Thisresearch was undertaken in support of a book that I am writing about thehistory of jazz piano. The book, which has been accepted for publication byIwanami Shoten, is scheduled to appear in appear in hard cover in 2019 under thetitle, 『ジャズピアノ百年』 (100 Years of Jazz Piano). The current research project focused on gathering information based on filmsand documents displayed at two music museums: (1) The National Blues Museum inSt. Louis, and (2) the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Both museumsprovide useful information not only about the history of jazz and blues on anational scale, but offer critical insights into the development of thesemusical genres in a local  context as well. In addition to myresearch at the museums, I interviewed a jazz pianist active in the Kansas Cityjazz scene and undertook preliminary archival research at local publiclibraries in St. Louis.

  • アメリカにおける東アジア武術の受容と普及・変容過程に関する研究

    2014   坂上康博

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    This grant was used to build the foundation for a multi-year research project that explores the representation, reception, and transformation of Asian martial arts in the United States. Research activities and accomplishments are summarized below:1) Archival research to collect both scholarly studies in English andJapanese as well as cinematic works (primarily Hong Kong films) that will serve as the background for this study.2) Reading and viewing collected materials.3) Fieldwork in the U.S., consisting of interviews with martial arts instructors, students, and in the case of children, their parents. Both children's and adult's classes were observed, and contacts were established for additional fieldwork in the future.4) Discussions with my co-researcher, Prof. Sakaue Yasuihiro, a specialist of sports history and the sociology of sports about our current research as well as about future directions for expanding this project by incorporating other scholars. 5) Submitted a proposal to present a paper at the first international conference, Martial Arts Studies, to be held at Cardiff University (Wales) in June 2015. The proposal was accepted.6) Submitted a grant proposal to expand and pursue this research during the coming year with an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars working on martial arts studies. Results of the selection process will be announced in July 2015.