#103, Minamicho 2-14-36, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0026, Japan

Tel & Fax: +81-42-366-7798

E-mail: kamimura.akira@tufs.ac.jp

EDUCATION

1995               Ph.D. requirements completed (Area and Culture Studies),

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, PhD Candidate

1991               M.A. (Mongolian Studies), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

1984               Bachelor (Mongolian Studies), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

1995-1996       Doctoral Student, Institute of Language and Literature,

Mongolian Academy of Sciences

1993-1994       Graduate Student, Institute for Mongolian Studies,

National University of Mongolia, “Ts. Damdinsuren” Scholarship Program

1987-1989       Graduate Student, National University of Mongolia,

Cultural Exchange Program between Japanese and Mongolian Governments

EXPERIENCE

2006-present      Research Fellow, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

2003-2004         Overseas Fellow, Japan Foundation Program

2000-2002          Lecturer (Ural-Altaic Culture Studies), Chiba University

1999-present      Lecturer (Area and Culture Studies), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

1990-1991          Teaching Staff (English), Ikubunkan Private High School, Tokyo

April, 2005-June, 2007      International Consultant for the UNESCO Project

“Implementation of the National Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Traditional Morin Khuur Music of Mongolia, a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”

May, 2000                       International Consultant for Evaluation Mission for the

UNESCO Project “Audio-Visual Documentation of Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage”

January - February, 1998  International Consultant for Feasibility Study for the

UNESCO Project “Audio-Visual Documentation of Mongolian Intangible Cultural Heritage”

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies

International Association for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar

Society for Folk-Narrative Research of Japan

International Association for the Study of the Commons

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Social Networks of Natural Resources Use in Pastoralim in Mongolia (2010-2013), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Research Project Number:22520817. Head. http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/p/22520817

International Development Aid and Pastoral Management in Socialist Mongolia (2007-2009), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Research Project Number: Head. 19520693 http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/p/19520693

History of Perception of Landscape in Mongolia –Old Manuscript Maps—(2009-2011), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Research Project Number:21520654, Partner, (Head: Futaki Hiroshi, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/p/21520654

Map making and Governance in Mongolia (2012-2015), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Research Project Number: 24520724, Partner, (Head: Futaki Hiroshi,Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/d/p/24520724

Empirical Study on Land System and Practices of Mobile Pastoralism in Mongolian Plateau (2010-2012), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Research Project Number:22510270. Partner, (Head: Ozaki Takahiro, Kagoshima University) http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/p/22510270

Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity (2008-2012) Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Core Member, http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/project/D-04.html

Ethnic Consciousness and Change of Life-style in Western Mongolia (2003-2004), Fellow, Japan Foundation

Landscapes Represented by Nomads: Preservation, Utilization, and Transmission of Old Mongolian Map Manuscripts by Digitizing the Images, Compiling a Database, and Creating a Website (2009-2011), Grant Number: D09-ID-021, Asian Neighbors Program (Special Subject) “Reservation, Utilization, and Transmission of Indigenous Documents in Asia”, Head, Toyota Foundation, http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/search/?action=SubsidyMDetail&type=doSearch&id=D09-ID-021&category=cg01 10&year=2009&country=&keyword=&i=0

Awards and Honors

2013 “Leading Scientific worker” from the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Mongolia

PUBLICATIONS

In print Tochiseido no rekishi to genzai (History and Present Situation of Land institution), Chapter 6 - Bokuchiku nogyo to tochiriyo (Land Use of Pastoralism and Agriculture)-; Mongoru no bokuchiku ni okeru komonzu (The Commons in Mongolian Pastoralism), Final Chapter – Sougen to bokuchiku no mirai (The Future of Grassland and Pastoralism), Haikei o toraeru (Understanding the Background). In: Fujita, N., Koda, R., Kusano, E., and Kato, S. (eds.), Chikyuken gakujutsu sousho Mongoru (Academic Series of Chikyu-ken: “Mognolia”), Kyoto University Press. Kyoto. (In Japanese)

In print Chizu no egakikata to touchi no shuhou – Mongoru no kochizu o megutte- (Cartography and Technique of Ruling – on old Mongolian maps). In: Yoshida, Yuriko et al. (eds.), Gazoushiryouron (Studies on Visual Historical Sources). University Press of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. (In Japanese)

2013 “Чингис хаан бол Япон хүн (Минамото-но Ёшицүнэ) мѳн” -Япончуудын Азид хийсэн эзлэн түрэмгийлэлт ба Pan-Mongolism: “Орчин үе” дэх хүчирхийллийн хоёрдмол чанар- (“Chingis khan was a Japanese (Minamoto-no Yoshitsune)” –Japanese invasion into Asian countries and Pan-Mongolism: Modern Double Values). In: Shurkhuu, D., Junko Imanishi and Husel Borjigin (eds.), The 5th International Academic Symposium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia “Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire : History, Culture, and Legacy”, July 24-25 2012, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. pp. 207-222 (in Mongolian), pp. 223-234 (in Japanese).

2013  Pastoral mobility and pastureland possession in Mongolia. In: N. Yamamura, N. Fujita, and A. Maekawa (eds.) Environmental Issues in Mongolian Ecosystem Network under Climate and Social Changes. pp. 189-205. Springer.

2012a Монголын хошуу нутгийн зургийн зураг зүйн хувьсал ба Чин улсын Монгол захиргаа. In: Х, Фүтаки, А. Камимүра, Э. Равдан, and Л. Чулуунбаатар (eds.) Монголын орны газрын зураг болон газар нутгийн нэрийн судалгааны асуудлууд.УБ. iv+135p.

2012b Хуучин газрын зурагт тэмдэглэгдсэн газар усыг хөөн шинжилсэн нь. (М. Ганболдтай хамт). In: Husel Borjigin and Imanishi Junko (eds.) The History and Culture of Mongols in the 20th Century: Collection of Treatises in the 2011 International Symposium in Ulaanbaatar. pp. 223-233 in Japanese, pp. 234-242 in Mongolian. Fukyosha, Tokyo, Japan.

2012c Бэлчээрийн тухай хууль Монголын малчдын амьжиргаа, нийгэмд хэрхэн нѳлѳѳлж болох вэ? In: Олон улсын монголч эрдэмтдийн Х их хурлын илтгэлүүд, III Боть, Монголын эдийн засаг, улс тѳр. pp.34-37. УБ.

2012d Монгол улсын бэлчээр сэлгэх нүүдэл болон бэлчээрийн эзэмшил. In: Батжаргал, З., Фүжита Н., Яамамура Н. (eds.), Монголын нүүдлийн мал аж ахуй экосистемийн сүлжээ. pp. 467-487. УБ.

2010 Territory, Borders and Nation: Imagination of War –The Battle of Halhagol as a Defence War for “Motherland”. In: Junko Imanishi and Husel Borjigin (eds.), International Academic Symposium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia “The Battle of Khalkhyn Gol (Nomonham Incident) in the World History --Knowing the Past and Talking of the Future—”. pp.519-530, Fukyosha: Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2009a On the Concept of ‘Possession of Pastureland’ in Mongolia, -Survey Methods and Result Data. In: Ulziibaatar Demberel、Husel Borjigin (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference Global Order from the Perspective of Literature, Media, Archives -Focus on North East Asian Society-”. pp.365-374, Fukyosha: Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2009b On Correlation between Frequency and Total Distance of Pastoral Movements, and Characteristics of Herder Households in Mongolia. In: Progress Reports for the research project “Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity,” 2009, pp.36-39. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN): Kyoto. (in Japanese)

2008a Pastoral Mongolia in the 21st Century --Critique on “Property-rights Approach” in International Development Aid--. Japan and Mongolia, 43(1)15-30. (in Japanese)

2008b Implementing Mongolia’s Land Law: Progress and Issues: Final Report, a Research Project of the Central for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE), M. Fernandez-Gimenez, A. Kamimura, and B. Batbuyan. CALE, Nagoya University. Nagoya. (Web version)

2007a Comments on Chapters 1-4. In: Sun, X. and Naito, N. (eds), 2007. Mobility, Flexibility, and Potential of Nomadic Pastoralism in Eurasia and Africa. ASAFAS Special Paper, No.10. Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, pp. 133-136.

2007b North-South Issue in the Privatization of Pastureland in Mongolia, New Letters from Mongolia No.3. CALE News, No.23, p. 12. Nagoya University, Nagoya. (in Japanese)

2007c Discipline of Literature, Singing Nationalism - Memorandum of J. Badraa -. Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies, No.37 (2007), pp. 1-15, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2007d Issues and Perspective on the UNESCO Projects for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mongolia – “Cultural Diversity” and “Community-Based Management” Approach. In: The 3rd Mongol-Japan Cultural Forum –Conservation and Protection of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage-, pp.46-49 (Japanese edition), pp.47-51 (Mongolian edition). Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

2006 Pastoral Management in Post-Socialist Mongolia –Development Models and Pastoral Practices. Research Bulletin, No.14, pp.11-18, The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo. Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2005 Landscapes Reflected in Old Mongolian Maps. TUFS/C-DATS Studies on Asia and Africa, Tokyo. viii + 216 pp. Futaki, H. and Kamimura, A. (eds.).

2004 Report on the 6th International Conference “Nature, History and Culture in the Areas Surrounding Western Mongolia”. Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies, No.34 (2004), pp. 99-100, Tokyo. (in Mongolian)

2003a On the Mongolian Law of Land Privatization: Q&A. Gekkan Minpaku, 2003 (6): 22-23. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. (in Japanese)

2003b Tochi-hou to yuuboku no yukue (Land Law and the Future of Nomadism in Mongolia). Kagaku 73, 2003(5):554, Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2002a Uma no sakunyuu girei “Guunii urusu garugaha yosu” saikou – girei no shintaisei to seijisei (Rethinking the Milking Ritual of Mares: Its Body Techniques and Politics). In: Kita ajia ni okeru hito to doubutsu no aida (Relations between Human beings and Animals in Northern Asia), Y. Konagaya (ed.), Touhou shoten, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2002b Үндэсний соёлын хѳгжил ба Монгол хѳѳмэй (Development of National Culture and Mongolian Ho’omei). Bulletin, the International Association for Mongolian Studies, 2001 (1)27-(2)28: 29-37, Ulaanbaatar. (in Mongolian)

2001 Mongoru-koku seibu no eiyuu-jojisi no katari to geinou-seisaku (Narrative of the Western Mongolian Epic and the Mongolian Policy for Performing Arts). In: Studies in Folk-Narrative, No.24(2001), pp.67-82, The Society for Folk-Narrative Research of Japan, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2000a “Urianhai.” In: Sekai Minzoku Jiten (An Encyclopedia of the Peoples of the World), T. Ayabe (ed.), Kobundo, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2000b “Oirad.” In: Sekai Minzoku Jiten (An Encyclopedia of the Peoples of the World) T. Ayabe (ed.), Kobundo, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

2000c Kokumin geinou to shiteno eiyujojishi (Performing Heroic Epics and Nationalism in Mongolia). Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies, No.30(2000), pp. 1-26, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1999 Ajia rikai kouza ‘Mongoru bungaku o ajiwau’ (Lectures on Mongolian Literature, Asia Center Lecture Series), K. Okada, A. Kamimura and M.Umino, Chapter 3-4 (Oral Literature I, II), pp. 37-66, Asia Center of Japan Foundation, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1998a Mongoru eigashi no nagare (A Short History of Mongolian Films). Film Network (No.10, 1998), pp. 12-13, Japan Foundation/ACE Japan, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1998b Хайлах буюу “Алтайн эзэд”-эд ѳргѳх дуу (Khailakh: The Voice Devoted to Altai Mountains’ Masters). In: Тѳв азийн туульОлон улсын симжиум – Их наадам (International Symposium Festival “Central Asian Epos” held in August 1997 in Ulaanbaatar sponsored by UNESCO), D. Tsedev (ed.), pp.301-307, Ulaanbaatar. (in Mongolian).

1998c Bokuchiku no gijutsu to girei (Skills and Rituals of Stock Breeding). In: Sougen no yuuboku bunmei (The Rise of the Nomadic Culture), Y. Konagaya and H. Yan (eds.), pp. 91-98, Senri Culture Foundation, Osaka. (in Japanese)

1998d Overseas affairs: From Asia. Mongolia, Beginning of Personal Computers. BIT, 1998(2): 52-53. Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1998e Overseas affairs: From Asia. Mongolia, Present state of the Mongolia language processing. BIT, 1998(6): 70-71. Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1998f Overseas affairs: From Asia. Mongolia, The Internet Situation. BIT, 1998(10): 76-77. Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1997a Nenchuugyouji (The Annual Calendar of the Mongols). In: Ajia dokuhon Mongoru (Readings on Asia: Mongolia), Y. Konagaya (ed.), pp. 36-44, Kawadeshobo-Shinsha, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1997b Hito no isshou (The Life Cycle of the Mongols). In: Ajia dokuhon Mongoru (Readings on Asia: Mongolia), Y. Konagaya (ed.), pp. 52-60, Kawadeshobo-Shinsha, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1997c Ajia no gengo jijou: Mongoru (The Linguistic Background of Asian Countries: Mongolia). Gekkan GENGO 1997/9, pp.82-85, Taishukan-Shoten, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1997d Khalkha tuuliin uil yavdlyn asuudald (Some Problems on Plots of Heroic Epics of the Khalkha Mongols. MONGOLICA, Vol.6(27)1995, pp.323-328, International Association for Mongol Studies, Ulaanbaatar. (in Mongolian)

1996 Arutai-orianhai no en no uta (Feast Songs of the Altai-Urianhai: Local Identity and National Identity). Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongol Studies, No.26 (1995), pp. 1-15, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1995 Arutai nisshi (1) (Journal from the Altai Mountains (1)), Japan and Mongolia, No.90,29(2), The Japanese Mongol Society, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1993 Mongoru gobi chihou no uma no sakunyu girei “Guunii urusu garugaha yosu” ni tsuite (On the Milking Ritual of Mares in the Gobi Region of Mongolia). Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies, No.23 (1992), pp. 208-224, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

1991 Haruha eiyujojishi no purotto no hukuzatsuka ni tsuite (On Complication of Plot-Structure in the Khalkha-Mongolian Heroic Epic). Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Mongolian Studies, No.21 (1990), pp. 13-46, Tokyo. (in Japanese)