Asquith, P.J. 2000, Japanese Scholarship and International Academic Discourse.

Guest edited issue of Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, vol. 6 (December)

The existence and perception of marginalization in world scholarship is multi-faceted. It is not based on geography or nationalism that one might expect, and it differs across disciplines and periods of a discipline’s history. A multi-national effort is expanding on previous investigations into the claim of marginalization of some science and social science research in East Asia.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on the marginalization of Japanese scholarship. Pamela J. Asquith

    “Native” Anthropologists: With special reference to Japanese studies inside and outside Japan. Takami Kuwayama

    Open gateways over blind alleys: Disciplinary perspectives and their effects upon international discourses in anthropology. Jan van Bremen

    The right to differ, but how to be understood? Challenges to presenting and critiquing Japanese disciplinary perspectives. Pamela J. Asquith

    “Why don’t they write in English?” Academic modes of production and academic discourses in Japan and the West. J.S. Eades

    In defense of kokoro: The study of classical Japanese literature in North America within the context of the debate over a world system of anthropology. Sonja Arntzen

    Overcoming marginality in Japan’s scientific community. James R. Bartholomew

    The world system or local systems? National anthropologies in the West and Japan. Akitoshi Shimizu