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Prof. Dr. Ken Takashima

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"

Homepage: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/people/faculty/emeritus/ken-ichi-takashima.html

IKGF Visiting Fellow Dec. 2011

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Early Chinese Divination Texts and Bronze Inscriptions

Curriculum Vitae

Ken-ichi Takashima (髙嶋謙一) was born, raised, and educated in Tokyo, Japan. He is Professor Emeritus, the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, B.C., Canada. At Jōchi daigaku 上智大學 (Sophia University) in Tokyo, he studied classical Chinese (kambun kundoku 漢文訓讀), English, German, and general phonetics. In his third year he transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he received a B.A. (1965), M.A. (1967), and Ph.D. (1973) in the fields of Chinese language, linguistics, and palæography. For his M.A. degree, he worked on Old Chinese and Old Japanese phonology while, for his Ph.D., he turned to the field of Chinese palæography.

In 1971, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson. In 1973, he became Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, UBC and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1979. In 1985, he became a research fellow at the Institute of Oriental Culture (IOC), Tokyo University. In 1988, he was appointed as Associate Professor and in 1989 he was promoted to Professor at IOC, Tokyo University. During tenure as Professor of Chinese (archaeology and palaeography section) at IOC, Tokyo University, he was also promoted to Professor in 1989 (in absentia) in the Department of Asian Studies, UBC. He later returned to UBC and has remained there ever since.

His research interests are related to pre-Qin Chinese and Chinese palæography with a focus on oracle-bone (13th-11th c. B.C.) and bronze inscriptions (11th-4th c. B.C.). So far he has published eight books and some eighty scholarly articles in America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China.


Selected Publications

Books and Editions

2013

  • Selected Writings of Ken-ichi Takashima (in Chinese). 323 + 6pp. Collection of the Studies on Chinese Language and Writing, Anhui University, Series 2: Volume of Ken-ichi Takashima. 安徽大学汉语言文字研究丛书(第二辑)—— 高嶋謙一卷. Hefei: Anhui University Press.

2011

  • Selected Writings of Ken-ichi Takashima (in Chinese). 323 + 6pp. Collection of the Studies on Chinese Language and Writing at Anhui University, Series 2: Volume of Ken-ichi Takashima. 安徽大学汉语言文字研究丛刊(第二辑)——高岛谦一卷. Hefei: Anhui University Press. In press.

2010

  • Studies of Fascicle Three of Inscriptions from the Yin Ruins, Volume I: General Notes, Text and Translations. (817 + 26pp.) With translations up to plastron #259 by Paul L-M. Serruys. Taipei: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. Special Publications No. 107A.
  • Studies of Fascicle Three of Inscriptions from the Yin Ruins, Volume II: New Palaeographical and Philological Commentaries. (734 + 4pp.) Taipei: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. Special Publications No. 107B.

2009

  • Takashima, Ken-ichi 高嶋謙一 with Jing Zhichun 荊志純 and Tang Jigen 唐際根. 2009d. Ed. Duowei shiyu — Shang wangchao yu Zhongguo zaoqi wenming yanjiu 多維視域 — 商王朝與中國早期文明研究. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe 科學出版社.

2005

  • Zhong Ying duizhao Jiaguwen jinyi leijian 中英對照 甲骨文今譯類檢. (700 + 15pp.) Co-translator: Zhang Deshao 張德邵. Ed. by Liu Zhiji 劉志基, Zhang Deshao 張德邵, Takashima Ken-ichi 高嶋謙一, Zang Kehe 臧克和. Other contributors: Liu Xueshun 劉學順, Chen Tingzhu 陳婷珠, Zhang Zaixing 張再興. Nanning: Guangxi jiaoyu chubanshe 廣西教育出版社.

1996

  • Studies in Early Chinese Civilization: Religion, Society, Language, and Palaeography. 2 vols. Co-author: Michiharu Itō. Vol. I, 505 pp. + xiv. Vol. II, 242 pp. + ii. Osaka: Institute of Intercultural Studies, Kansai Gaidai University Press, 1996.

1994

  • Kōkotsumoji jishaku sōran 甲骨文字字釋綜覧 (A Comprehensive Guide to Interpreta-tions of Oracle-Bone Graphs). (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press 東京大學出版會, December, 1994). Co-author: Michio Matsumaru 松丸道雄. 723 pp. + xi. Folio size.

Proceedings

2004

  • Meaning and Form: Essays in Pre-Modern Chinese Grammar. (362 + 5pp.). Co-editor: Jiang Shaoyu (responsible for papers written in Chinese, 125pp.) München: Lincom Europa, 2004.

Articles (*Refereed)

2013

  • "Shibi 飾筆 ′embellished stroke′ and Other Terms in Chinese Palaeography: With Particular Reference to the Graphs for di 帝," Festschrift in Honor of Professor Anne O. Yue-Hashimoto (Hong Kong: T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre). In press.
  • "Yige you daiyu yanzheng de jiashe—Shangshu zhong shifou you cuojian" 一個有待於驗證的假設──《尚書》中是否有錯簡?, Chengji yu tuoxin—Hanyu yuyan wenzixue guoji yantaohui lunwenji 承繼與拓新──漢語語言文字學國際研討會論文集 (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong). In press.
  • "A Few Morphological Functions of the Suffix *-s in Shang Chinese," Festschrift in Honor of Professor William S-Y. Wang (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong). In press.

2012

  • *"Etymology and Palaeography of the Yellow River Hé," Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Vol. 40, No. 2 (2012), pp. 269-306.
  • * = refereed (ditto below)
  • *"Literacy to the South and East of Anyang in Shang China: Zhengzhou and Daxinzhuang," Writing and Literacy in Early China, pp. 138-172. Ed. by David Branner and Li Feng. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012.

2011

  • "Shangdai Hanyu houzhui *-s zhi sanzhong gongneng" 商代漢語後綴 *-s 之三種功能, Yuyan wenzi yu wenxue quanshi duoyuan duihua 語言文字與文學詮釋多元對話, pp. 3-21. Ed. by Zhu Qixiang 朱歧祥 and Zhou Shizhen 周世箴. Tai-chung: Department of Chinese, Tung-hai University.
  • "′Ka′ no gogen to Chūgoku komonjigaku" 河の語源と中國古文字學, Kaipian 開篇, Vol. 30, pp. 1-28.
  • "Zhengzhou, Daxinzhuang bugu: Yin-Shang shiqi Anyang nanbu, dongbu de wenzi" 鄭州、大辛庄卜骨:殷商時期安陽南部、東部的文字, Yinxu yu Shang wenhua: Yinxu kexue fajue 80 zhounian jinian wenji 殷墟與商文化──殷墟科學發掘80周年紀念文集, pp. 337-362. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe 科學出版社.

2010

  • "Gudai Hanyu zhong de ′ri zhong′ he ′zhong ri′" 古代漢語中的"日中"和"中日"("ri zhong" and "zhong ri" in Classical Chinese), Lü Shuxiang xiansheng bainian danchen jinian wenji 呂叔湘先生百年誕辰紀年文集 (A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Centennial Anniversary of Professor Lü Shuxiang), pp. 259-266. Beijing: Shangwu yinshuguan 商務印書館.
  • "A Reconstruction of Shang Joint Rituals," Festschrift Dedicated to the 73rd Birthday of Professor Jerry Norman, pp. 453-472. Ed. by Anne O. Yue and Samuel H-N. Cheung. Hong Kong: Institute of Chinese Civilization, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2009

  • "Shangdai yuyanzhong dai 'zuo'zi de shiyi jiegou" 商代語言中帶 "乍" (作) 字的使役結構, He Leshi jinian wenji 何樂士紀念文集 (Beijing: Yuyan chubanshe), pp. 67-90.
  • "Literacy to the South and East of Anyang in Shang China: Zhengzhou and Daxinzhuang." Writing and Literacy in Early China, pp. 138-172. Ed. by David Branner and Li Feng. Seattle: University of Washington Press (in press).
  • "Jisi 祭祀: A Reconstruction of the Ji Sacrifice and the Si Ritual in Ancient China." Time and Ritual in Early China, pp. 33-68. Ed. by Xiaobing Wang-Riese and Thomas O. Höllmann. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.
  • "Zuozi shishi" 坐字試釋. (A New Interpretation of the Graph 坐). Paper presented at Zhongguo wenzixuehui di wujie xueshu nian hui 中國文字學會第五屆學術年會 (The 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Chinese Writing). Wuyishan, Fujian, 20-23 August, 2009. Zhongguo wenzi xuebal 中國文字學報 (Journal of Chinese Writing). In press.

2007

  • "Shi  (On the Interpretation of )," Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics (中國語言學集刊), 2.2, pp. 35-41 2006
  • "The Graph 亀 for the Word 'Time' in Shang Oracle-Bone Inscriptions." Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics (Seattle: Li Fang-kuei Society for Chinese Linguistics and Hong Kong: Center for Chinese Linguistics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 1.1, pp. 61-78.

2006

  • "Some Linguistic Aspects of the Shang and Early Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions." In Studies in Chinese Language and Culture: Festschrift in Honour of the 60th Birthday Christoph Harbsmeier (Oslo: Hermes Academic Publishing and Bookshop), 13-30.
  • *"The Graph [日] for the Word ′Time′ in the Zhou Bronze Inscriptions." Linguistic Studies in Chinese Language and Neighboring Languages: Festschrift in Honor or Professor Pang-hsin Ting on His 70th Birthday (Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica), pp. 305-317.

2005

  • "Placement of Inscriptions on Oracle-Bone Plastrons as a Guide to Decipherment," Asiatic Studien, LIX, 1, pp. 1-19.

2004

  • "How to Read Shang Oracle-Bone Inscriptions: A Critique of the Current Method," Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, 76, pp. 5-26.
  • "Shi bin 釋賓" (Palaeographical Interpretation of Bin) (in Chinese), Wenzixue luncong 文字學論叢 (Essays in the Study of Writing), Vol. 2 (Wuhan: Chongwen shuju), 2004, pp. 259-283.

2003

  • “Hanyu beidongshi zhi qiyuan 漢語被動式之起源," Shang Chengzuo jiaoshou bainian danchen jinian wenji 商承祚教授百年誕辰紀念文集 (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe), pp. 363-386.

2002

  • "Some Ritual Verbs in Shang Texts." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 中國語言學報, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 97-141.
  • "賓"字被動用法之考察 (An Examination of the Passive Use of the Word Bin 賓 'to entertain')." Journal of Chinese Palaeography (Guwenzi yanjiu 古文字研究), No. 24, pp. 76-86.

2001

  • "A Cosmography of Shang Oracle-Bone Graphs." Actes du Colloque International Commémorant le Centenaire de la Découverte des Inscriptions sur os et carapaces, pp. 37-62. Paris: Centre Recherche Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, September, 2001.
  • "A Study of the Deictic Word jue (丑 = 厥) in the Bronze Inscriptions and Book of Documents," Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 6: Collected Essays in Ancient Chinese Grammar (Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. August, 2001), pp. 129-160. 2000
  • "Towards a More Rigorous Methodology of Deciphering Oracle-Bone Inscriptions," T'oung Pao通報: Revue Internationale de Sinologie (Collège de France). Vol. 86, No. 4/5 (Dec 2000), pp. 363-399.
  • "Evidence of Possible Dialect Mixture in Oracle-Bone Inscriptions." Co-author: Anne O. Yue. In Memory of Professor Li Fang-kuei: Essays of Linguistic Change and the Chinese Dialects, pp. 1-52. Ed. by Ting Pang-hsin and Anne O. Yue. Taibei and Seattle: Institute of Linguistics (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica 中央研究院 and University of Washington, 2000.

Lectures

2012

  • Nov. 27, 2012: Invited talk at the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The title of the paper finalized at IKGF: "A Falsifiable Hypothesis: Incorrect Arrangement of the Bamboo Tablets in the Shangshu." To appear in the Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics (2014).

2011

  • Nov. 15, 2011: Invited talk at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions," Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The title of the paper finalized at IKGF: "Aspects of Shang Religion: The Movement of the Ancestral Tablets Within the Pantheon of the Spirits." This is based on my paper "A Reconstruction of Shang Joint Rituals," Festschrift Dedicated to the 73rd Birthday of Professor Jerry Norman (Hong Kong: Institute of Chinese Civilization, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010), pp. 453-472.
  • Nov. 23, 2011: Conducted a seminar at IKGF. The title of the paper presented: " Language of Shang Divination " 61 pp.