Shinichi Nakazawa

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Anthropologist, Director, Institut pour la Science Sauvage, Meiji University
Shinichi Nakazawa conceived and developed the research field of “Archeology of Mind” after studying Buddhism in Tibet, which encompasses the entire realm of human thought. He was a professor at Chuo University and served as the Director of Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University before becoming the Director of the Institut pour la Science Sauvage at Meiji University.

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Doctoral course at the Graduate School of Humanities, University of Tokyo, finished in 1982
Professor at Chuo University, 1993-2006
Director of Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University, 2006-2011
Director of the Institut pour la Science Sauvage at Meiji University, 2011-

Mozart in Tibet (Tokyo: Serica Shobo, 1983) (in Japanese)
A Baroque Thinker in the Forest (Tokyo: Serica Syobo, 1992) (in Japanese)
The East-North of Philosophy (Tokyo: Seidosha, 1995, Gentosha, 1998) (in Japanese)
Philosophia Japonica (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2001) (in Japanese)
Cahiers Sauvages (5 volumes) (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2002-2004) (in Japanese)
Earth Diver (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2005) (in Japanese)
Scientia Lemmatica (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2019) (in Japanese)

Details of selected Awards and Honors:
For Mozart in Tibet, 6th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities (History and Civilization Category) in 1984
For A Baroque Thinker in the Forest, 44th Yomiuri Prize for Literature (Criticism/Biography Category) in 1992
For The East-North of Philosophy, 4th Saito Ryokū Award in 1996
For Philosophia Japonica, 12th Ito Sei Prize for Literature (Criticism Category) in 2001
For ‘Symmetric Anthropology’, Vol. 5 of the 5-volume Cahiers Sauvages, 3rd Kobayashi Hideo Prize in 2004
For Earth Diver, 9th Kuwahara Takeo Academic Award in 2006
26th Minakata Kumagusu Prize (Humanities Category) in 2016

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