Professor College of Science

Dr. Xiaokui WANG graduated from the Department of Chinese Literature of Nanjing University in 1985 and received his doctorate degree from Nagoya University in 2001. He has taught at Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University, and Aichi Prefectural University in Japan. After he returned to China from Japan in 2013, he served as Professor and Director of Institute for Folklore Studies at School of Social Development of East China Normal University. Prof. Wang is currently a Professor at the Center for Social Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences of Southern University of Science and Technology, Executive Editor of Heritage, Overseas Member of International Exchange Committee of Japan Folklore Society, Vice-Director of the Disaster Anthropology Committee of the Association for South-west China Ethnic Studies, Executive Director of China Folklore Society, and Visiting Researcher at Institute for World Folklore of Kwansei Gakuin University. Prof. Wang’s areas of interest include disaster and war memory, theory and practice of heritage, history, theory, and method of folklore studies, and history of Japanese culture.

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Memory of war and disaster

Heritage theory and practice

The history and theory of folklore

History of modern Japanese culture


Memory Study of Sino-Foreign Culture

Popular Culture of Contemporary Japan

History of modern Japanese culture

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1.Folklore and Modern Life. Shanghai: Shanghai literature and art press, 2011.

2.Translation of Japanese Folklore. Xiaokui Wang and Bin He(eds.) Beijing: Academy press, 2010.

3. 現代中国への道案内Ⅱ(Japanese)(合著) 2009年9月 Hakuteisha (Janpan)  Tokyo

4.Meiji Restoration and Culture. Tokyo: Yoshikawahirofumikan, 2005.

5.A Comparative Cultural History of Recording and Memory. Nagoya: Nagoya University press conference, 2005.

Main Paper

1.Sacrificial Rites of Modern Japanese Society — From the Perspective of Urban Folklore, in Cultural Heritage, 6(2018).

2.中国における戦争記憶の構築について―『抗日戦争』の表象を中心に」《近代日本の歴史意識》羽賀祥二编, 吉川弘文館。2018年3月(Janpanese)

3.Historical shifts in remembering China’s “Nanjing Massacre”, in Chinese Studies in History, 50, 4(2017).

4.「災害復興」過程における国家権力と社会―災害記憶を中心として」《東アジア世界の民俗-変容する社会、生活、文化》松尾恒一编 勉誠出版, 2017年10月(Japanese)。

5.The War Memory of Japan–Take the Monumenst as an example, in Cultural Consciousness and Humanity East Asia — A New Study of Chinese and Japanese Culture, Jianxin Wang(eds.) Beijing: People’s Publishing House, 2017.

6.Between “Sacrifice” and “Memorial”:A Study on the Public Memorial Ceremony of “the First Seven” in “Oriental Star Event”, in Folklore Studies, 5(2017).

7.State Power and Regional Society in the Process of Post Disaster Reconstruction–Focus on Disaster Memory, in Hebei Academic Journal, 5(2016).

8.The Discovery of “Folklore Study”in China: The History of a Concept, in Journal of East China Normal University(Humanities and Social Sciences), 4(2016).

9.中国において「南京大虐殺」いかに記憶されてきたか 川島正樹編 《記憶の共有をめざして》行路社 2015年8月,东京(日文)。

10.中国の文化政策における戦争記録と記憶について―南京大虐殺記念館を中心に 谷川建司、須藤遥子、王向華編 《東アジアのクリエイディブ産業―文化のポリティクス》 森話社 2015年7月,东京 (日文)。

11.The Schema of Disaster Memory and Social Change–whose Tangshan Earthquake, in New Historiography, Beijing: Zhong Hua Book Company, Vol.8, 2014.

12.A Comparison of the Construction of the Memory Space of Earthquakes in Japan and China, in Journal of Yunnan Normal University(Humanities and Social Sciences), 7(2012).

13.The Possibility of Memory Research, in Academic Monthly, 7(2012).

14.戦争体験はどのように伝承されるのか《比较民俗学研究》第27号,2012年6月,Yokohama (Japanese)。

15.Memory Theory and Folklore. in Folklore Studies, 2(2011).

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