Honorary Senior Research Fellow
                 Peter Francis Kornicki (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Peter Kornicki is Professor of East Asian Studies at the Cambridge University. He received his D.Phil in Japanese literature from Oxford in 1979. He had taught at the University of Tasmania and Kyoto University, before joining Cambridge University in 1985. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Japan Foundation Special Prize. He was elected fellow of the British Academy in 2000 and Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford University in 2004. He has published 15 books and over 50 articles on the history of the book in East Asia, cultural translation in East Asia and Japanese bibliography. His electronic Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books in Europe and Bibliography of Japanese history to 1912 have attracted wide attention. He was the translator of the fourth volume of the diary of the Iwakura Mission, which travelled around Europe in 1872—1873. His recent project on the reading practices in the Tokugawa period, particular those of the women readers. At RCT, Prof. Kornicki is mainly involved in the project "Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the 19th and early 20th Century", funded by the Focused Investment Scheme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Major Publications:

1. Catalogue of pre-modern Japanese maps held in the British Library (2011).
2. Catalogue of the early Japanese books in the Russian State Library, vol. 2 (Moscow: RSL Centre for Oriental Literature, 2004).
3. (Co-author) Catalogue of the early Japanese books in the Pushkin State Museum of Arts, the State Museum of Oriental Art, and the Russian State Library (Moscow: Pashkov Dom, 2001).
4. Catalogue of the early Japanese books in the Russian State Library (Moscow: Pashkov Dom, 1999).
5. The book in Japan: a cultural history from the beginnings to the nineteenth century (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998) [paperback edition published by University of Hawai'i Press in 2001].
6. Bibliography of Japanese history to 1912 (Faculty of Oriental Studies, 1996).
7. La bibliothèque japonaise de Léon de Rosny (Lille: Bibliothèque Municipale de Lille, 1994).
8. Early Japanese Books in Cambridge University Library: A Catalogue of the Aston, Satow and von Siebold Collections, with N. Hayashi (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

(Co-author) Japan (Michael O'Mara, London, 1987) [Dutch translation published by V'an Holkema & Warendorf in 1988; German translation published by VGS, Köln, in 1989].

10. The Reform of Fiction in Meiji Japan, Oxford Oriental Monographs No. 3 (Ithaca press, London, 1982).

Edited books:
1. (Co-ed.) Catalogue of the Japanese coin collection (pre-Meiji) in the British Museum (London: British Museum Publications, 2011).
2. (Co-ed.) The female as subject: Women and the book in Japan (Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2010).
3. (Ed. and author of introductory essay) Meiji Japan (Routledge, 1998), 4 volumes.
4. (Co-ed.) Religion in Japan: arrows to heaven and earth (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
5. (Co-ed.) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan (Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Translated book:
1. (Trans. with introduction and notes) The Iwakura Embassy 1871-73, volume IV Continental Europe 2 (Matsudo: The Japan Documents).

10 Representative Articles:
1. "Narrative of a catastrophe: Musashi abumi and the Meireki fire", Japan Forum, 21(2009): 347-361.
2. "The Lesser learning for women and other texts for Vietnamese women: a bibliographical and comparative study" (with Nguyen Thi Oanh), International Journal of Asian studies, 6(2009): 147-69.
3. "Books in the service of politics: Tokugawa Ieyasu as custodian of the books of Japan", Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 18(2008): 71-82.
4. "Manuscript, not print: scribal culture in the Edo period", Journal of Japanese Studies, 32(2006): 23-52.
5. "Unsuitable books for women? Genji monogatari and Ise monogatari in seventeenth-century Japan", Monumenta Nipponica, 60(2005): 147-193.
6. 「寛政十年の近江国犬上郡東沼波村農民所蔵の書物に関する報告書「書物留帳」——翻刻と解説」『書籍文化史』2003年第4期,頁1-12。
7. "Japanese medical and other books at the Wellcome Institute", Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 60(1997): 489-510.
8. "Public display and changing values in nineteenth-century Japan: exhibitions in the early Meiji period and their precursors", Monumenta Nipponica 49(1997):167-196.
9. "European japanology at the end of the seventeenth century", Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 56(1993):502-524.
10. "The Enmeiin affair of 1803: the spread of information in the Tokugawa period", Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 42(1982):503-533.


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