Researchers Database

Castiglioni Andrea

    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Culture and Coexistence(Japanese Cultural Studies) Lecturer
Contact: an-castihum.nagoya-cu.ac.jp
Last Updated :2021/06/11

Researcher Information

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • Theory and method   Edo period religious traditions   Shugendō studies   Japanese religions   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Religious studies / Early modern Japanese religion

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2019/04 - Today  Nagoya City UniversityGraduate School of Humanities & Social ScienciesSenior Lecturer
  • 2018/09 - 2019/03  University of California, BerkeleyDepartment of East Asian LanguagesPostdoctoral Researcher
  • 2016/09 - 2018/07  University of California, Santa BarbaraDepartment of ReligionLecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2016/04 - 2016/08  Kokugakuin UniversityJapanese Culture Research CenterPostdoctoral Researcher

Education

  • 2008/09 - 2015/10  Columbia University in New York  Department of Religion  Ph.D.
  • 2006/04 - 2008/04  Keio University  Department of Literature  Research Student
  • 1999/09 - 2004/10  Ca' Foscari University in Venice  Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations  BA/MA

Published Papers

  • Būchū kanjō: Secret Dharma-Transmission in the Shugendō Mountain-Entry Ritual
    2021/09 [Refereed]
  • The Human-fish: Animality, Teratology, and Religion in Premodern Japan
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 2021/04 [Refereed]
  • The Shape of Devotion: Mounds, Stelae, and Empowering Ritual Fasting in the Early-Modern Cult of Mount Yudono
    2020/11 [Refereed]
  • From Your Name to Shin-Gojira: Spiritual Criss-crossing, Spacial Soteriology, and Catastrophic Identity in Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture
    2019/10 [Refereed]
  • Devotion in Flesh and Bone: The Mummified Corpses of Mount Yudono Ascetics in the Edo Period
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Asian Ethnology 1 (78–1) 25 - 51 2019/08 [Refereed]
  • 江戸時代の湯殿山信仰と一世行人の即身
    Andrea Castiglioni
    東洋学研究 1 (54) 105 - 119 2017/03 [Refereed]
  • Mount Yudono and its Ascetics During the Tokugawa Period
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Center for the Study of Japanese Religion Newsletter 1 (28-29) 17 - 19 2016/06
  • The Power of Ritual: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Religious Practices
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Center for the Study of Japanese Religion Newsletter (14-15) 4 - 7 2007/06
  • Issa delle rane
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Prismi: quaderno di cultura 1 (9) 185 - 206 2005/09
  • L’asceta e la fiamma
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Prismi: quaderno di cultura 1 (8) 167 - 178 2005/09
  • Ascesis and Devotion: The Mount Yudono Cult in Early Modern Japan
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Columbia University [Refereed]

Books etc

  • The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions
    Erica Baffelli; Fabio Rambelli; Andrea Castiglioni (Editor)2021/03
  • Defining Shugendō: Critical Studies on Japanese Mountain Religion
    Andrea Castiglioni; Fabio Rambelli; Carina Roth (Editor)Bloomsbury 2020/11

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Human Bodies and Materiality in the Cult of Mount Yudono  [Invited]
    Worship and Knowledge in Japan during the Medieval, Early-modern, and Modern Periods. École française d'Extrême-Orient  2020/10
  • The Presence of the Absence: Yudonosan Religious Confraternities and Their Material Culture  [Invited]
    Many Shapes of Meaning International Symposium, Kyushu University  2019/12
  • Immobility and Mimesis: Preliminary Purificatory Practices of Yudono Pilgrims during the Edo Period  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    European Association for Japanese Studies  2019/09
  • Enduring Bodies: The Survival of Sokushinbutsu Devotional Practices in the Meiji Period.”  [Invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Itineraries of the Sacred— Reassessing the Field: The Study of Japanese Religion and Thought in the 21st Century  2018/10
  • Buchū kanjō: Secret Dharma-Transmission in the Shugendō Mountain-Entry Ritual  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    The World of Abhiseka: Consecration Rituals in the Buddhist Cultural Sphere  2018/05
  • The Impact of Meiji Penal Code and Shinbutsu Bunri Policies on the Sokushinbutsu of Yudono  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    European Association for Japanese Studies  2017/09
  • From Your Name to Shin–Gojira. Spiritual Criss-crossing and Spacial Ambiguity in Contemporary Visual Culture  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    International Conference on Japanese Animism  2017/02
  • Shaping the Ascetic Body: Sewanin and Issei Gyōnin Reification of the Sokushinbutsu Ideal on Mount Yudono in the Edo Period  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    Association for Asian Studies  2015/03
  • Religious and Economic Strategies of Recognition of the Authority of Yudono Ascetics in the Edo Period  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    International symposium on Sacred Models: Authority and Representation in Asian Religions  2014/11
  • Polydirectionality of Power: the Dispute Concerning the Issei Gyōnin Ascetics of Mount Yudono in Four Petitions of the Keichō Period (1596-1615)  [Not invited]
    Andrea Castiglioni
    International symposium on Experiments in Microhistory: Small-scale Analysis and East Asian Studies  2014/09

Research Grants & Projects

  • Shinchō Graduate Fellowship for Study in Japan
    Shinchō Graduate Fellowship for Study in Japan:
    Date (from‐to) : 2014/04 -2015/04 
    Author : Andrea Castiglioni
  • Scholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbushō).
    Scholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbushō).:
    Date (from‐to) : 2006/04 -2008/04 
    Author : Andrea Castiglioni

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to International Japanese StudiesIntroduction to International Japanese Studies Nagoya City University
  • Intercultural StudiesIntercultural Studies Nagoya City University
  • Introduction to Modern Japanese HistoryIntroduction to Modern Japanese History Nagoya University
  • Intellectual Productions and Religious Discourses in Early Modern JapanIntellectual Productions and Religious Discourses in Early Modern Japan Nagoya City University
  • Japan and Global SocietyJapan and Global Society Nagoya City University
  • Intellectual Productions and Religious Discourses in Medieval JapanIntellectual Productions and Religious Discourses in Medieval Japan Nagoya City University
  • Buddhism and Local CultsBuddhism and Local Cults University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Introduction to Japanese ReligionsIntroduction to Japanese Religions University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Introduction to East Asian Cultures: PremodernIntroduction to East Asian Cultures: Premodern University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Shintō: Concepts and Practices in HistoryShintō: Concepts and Practices in History University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Buddhist Visual CultureBuddhist Visual Culture University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Introduction to East Asian BuddhismIntroduction to East Asian Buddhism Columbia University

Committee Membership

  • 2008/09 - Today   Association for Asian Studies   ordinary members
  • 2008 - Today   American Academy of Religion   ordinary member
  • 2008 - Today   European Association of Japanese Studies   ordinary member
  • 2005/09 - Today   Associazione Italiana Studi sul Giappone   ordinary member


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