Publications List

Here is an up-to-date list of all my academic and journalistic publications.

Books

Susanne Klien und Christoph Wulf: Well-Being. Emotions, Rituals and Performances in Japan. Susanne Klien und Christoph Wulf: Well-Being. Emotions, Rituals and Performances in Japan. Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie. Bd. 22, 1, Akademie Verlag: 2013
Rethinking Japan's Identity and International Role Rethinking Japan’s Identity and International Role – An Intercultural Perspective, Beauchamp, Edward (ed.), Routledge: History, Politics, Sociology, Culture Series, 2002, 211 pp.

Double-Blind Refereed Academic Articles

  1. “Katastrophenvolunteers in Tohoku: Lebensinhalt, Strategie, Selbstzufriedenheit?” (Disaster volunteers in Tohoku: Purpose in Life, strategy, complacency?), Japan Jahrbuch 2013: Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, (Annual research volume published by the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan), Berlin: Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung, 2013, 19 pp.
  2. “Contemporary Art and regional revitalization: selected artworks in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000-6”, Japan Forum (British Association of Japanese Studies) 22 (3-4), 2010, 30 pp.
  3. “Collaboration or confrontation? Local and non-local actors in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial”, Contemporary Japan (Journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo) Vol. 22 (1-2), 2010, 25 pp.
  4. “Ländliche Regionen und Tourismusvermarktung zwischen Revitalisierung oder Exotisierung: das Beispiel Echigo-Tsumari” (Rural areas and tourism marketing between revitalisation or exoticisation: the example of Echigo-Tsumari), Japan Jahrbuch 2009: Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, (Annual research volume published by the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan), Berlin: Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung, 2009, 25 pp.
  5. “Reinventing Ishinomaki, reinventing Japan: Evolving creative networks, alternative lifestyles and the search for quality in life in post-growth Japan”, Japanese Studies, The Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 30 pp. (forthcoming).
  6. “Post 3.11 Shinto Practice in Miyagi Prefecture: The Case of the Ogatsu Hoin Kagura”, Asian Ethnology, 38 pp. (2016).
  7. “Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion? Disaster volunteer experiences in northeastern Japan”, Journal of Ritual Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 41 pp. (2016).

Book Chapters

  1. Co-authored with Patrick Neveling, “Introduction: Tradition within and beyond the Framework of Invention”, Introduction to volume Tradition within and beyond the framework of invention: Case Studies from the Mascarenes and Japan, edited with Patrick Neveling, Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies – Middle East, Africa and Asia (ZIRS), Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Volume 28/2010, 53 pp.
  2. Co-authored with Patrick Neveling, “The Salience of Traditions, Inventions and Global Integration Compared: Japan and the Mascarene Islands”, Tradition within and beyond the framework of invention: Case Studies from the Mascarenes and Japan, edited with Patrick Neveling, Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies – Middle East, Africa and Asia (ZIRS), Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Volume 28/2010, 15 pp.
  3. Co-authored with Patrick Neveling, “Umkämpfte Traditionalismen – Ideologien wirtschaftlicher und politischer Integration diesseits und jenseits des Erfindungsparadigmas der Sozialwissenschaften“ (Contested Traditionalisms – Ideologies of economic and political integration within and beyond the invention of tradition paradigm in the social sciences) in Gerald Faschingeder / Herrmann Münckler (Eds.), Tradition & Traditionalismus – Zur Rolle und Instrumentalisierung eines Identitätskonzepts, Vienna University, 2012, 20 pp.
  4. “Japan’s horror vacui: The invention of Japanese national identity in Fujiwara Masahiko’s Kokka no hinkaku (The Dignity of the State), Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies – Middle East, Africa and Asia (ZIRS), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany based on interdisciplinary workshop “Tradition within and beyond the framework of invention,” edited with Patrick Neveling, 2010, 22 pp.
  5. “Preface”, Contemporary Japan, Journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo), Vol. 24/2, “Tourism and Travel in Japan”, DeGruyter Publishing, 2011: pp. 113-20.
  6. Preface (with Carola Hommerich), International Journal of Well-Being, Special Issue on “Happiness: Does Culture Matter?”, Vol. 2(4) 2012, pp. 292-8.
  7. Preface (with Christoph Wulf), Paragrana: Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie (Paragrana: Journal for Historical Anthropology), Vol. 22 (1) 2013, “Well-being – Emotions, Rituals and Performances in Japan”, Freie Universität Berlin 2013: pp. 11-16.
  8. “Bullfighting, Self-Enhancement and Well-Being in Rural Japan”, in Susanne Klien / Christoph Wulf (eds.), Paragrana: Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie (Paragrana: Journal for Historical Anthropology), Vol. 22 (1) 2013, “Well-being – Emotions, Rituals and Performances in Japan”, Freie Universität Berlin 2013: pp. 132-47.
  9. “Die Erfindung von Tradition in Fujiwara Masahikos Kokka no hinkaku (Die Würde des Staates): Relevanz und Grenzen eines Konzepts”, (The invention of tradition in Fujiwara Masahiko’s Kokka no hinkaku or The Dignity of the Nation) Referate des 13. Deutschsprachigen Japanologentags, Vol. 8/2 (in German) (German speaking Japanese Studies Conference in Bonn, Germany 2006), 18 pp., ebv: Berlin 2009.
  10. “Young urban migrants in the Japanese countryside between self-realisation and slow life? The quest for subjective well-being and post-materialism” in Stephanie Assmann (ed.), Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan: Challenges and Opportunities, Routledge 2015: pp. 95-108.
  11. “Experiences, narratives and transformations of disaster volunteers in Tohoku: Purpose in life, self-complacency, insecurity?”, in Wolfram Manzenreiter and Barbara Holthus (eds.), All for the good life: anthropological and sociological perspectives on happiness in Japan, Japan Anthropology Workshop Series, Routledge (forthcoming).

Other Refereed Articles

  1. “Von heiligen Bäumen, weiblichen Gottheiten, ritueller Trunkenheit und kollektiver Efferveszenz: Das Waldfest von Fuse, Okinoshima – Reflektionen zu dynamischen Traditionen” [Of sacred trees, female deities, ritual insobriety and collective effervescence: The Mountain Festival of Fuse, Okinoshima – Reflections on dynamic traditions], Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung [Bochum Yearbook on East Asian studies], Nr. 35, 2011, 18 pp.
  2. “Bullfighting in Oki: Post-Retirement Leisure, Social Network or Purpose in Life?”, Asian Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Vol. 10, 2012, 31 pp.

Other publications

“How Tohoku reinvents itself: Creative networks and alternative lifestyles in Ishinomaki”, Exhibition catalogue, Christian Teckert / Andreas Fogarasi / Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (eds.), Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna Austria, MAK / Hatje Cantz 2013 http://www.mak.at/en/program/event/eastern_promises?reserve-mode=active

“Bullfighting in Oki: Source of Comprehensive Subjective Well-Being? Tradition, Social Interaction and Personal Ikigai”, DIJ Working Paper Series 2010/03, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), 2010, 35 pp.

“A Survey of Perspectives in the Contemporary Japanese Political Discourse on Japan’s Post-Cold War Foreign Policy: Assessing the Impact of Constructivist Thought (in Japanese), SOCIAL SYSTEMS: Political, legal and economic studies, Journal published by Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, No. 5, March 2002, pp. 115-127

“Reconstructing Japan’s International Contribution in the post-September 11th world: Evaluating Implications for Japan’s National Security Debate”, Asian Cultural Studies, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University, Tokyo, Vol. 33, 2007, 39 pp.

“Early Chinese poetry by Mori Ōgai”, Asian Cultural Studies, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University, Tokyo, Vol. 32, 2006, 12 pp.

“Japan’s UN Peacekeeping Activities” (in German), MINIKOMI, Informationen des Akademischen Arbeitskreises Japan, Journal published by the Austrian Japan Society for Sciences and Art, Vienna University, Institute of Japanese Studies, No. 1, 2000, pp. 13-18