Kyoto University Open Access Book Content

All books and chapters are available to read under the CC-BY-NC-ND license

We are proud to work with Kyoto University on signing an open access deal.

Yu Sasaki, Research Administrator at Kyoto University said: “Open Scholarship is critical to Japan’s ongoing efforts at digital transformation. By making them widely available, open access books not only enable broadening readership but also contribute to boost interest in the social sciences and the humanities. We hope the open access books will continue to inspire researchers as well as funders”

Open access means rapid publication, with increased visibility and discoverability. This research is available to anyone to read for free, around the world.

All titles on this post have been written by researchers from Kyoto University and include titles in Behavioral Sciences, Humanities & Media Arts and the Social Sciences. They are available to read under the CC-BY-NC-ND license. 

Behavioral Science & Education

Humanities & Media Arts

Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

Read Chapter 20: Nishitani on Emptiness and Nothingness, by Yasuo Deguchi

Social Sciences

Britain’s Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

Read Chapter 3: Japan’s Twenty-One Demands and Anglo-Japanese relations: diplomatic negotiations and newspaper reports, by T. G. Fraser
Advances in Biolinguistics

Read The Introduction: The Biolinguistic Program: A New Beginning, by Koji Fujita and Cedric Boeckx

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Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

Read Chapter 8: Siamese State Expansion in the Thonburi and Early Bangkok Periods, by Koizumi Junko
industries and global comp
Industries and Global Competition

Read the Introduction: Industry History: Its Concepts and Methods by Takafumi Kurosawa
local politics
Local Politics and National Policy

Read Chapter 1: Theories of local power and multi-level conflict
film in contemporary southeast asia
Film in Contemporary Southeast Asia

Read Chapter 7: Our People’: Telemovies, Bangsa and Nationalism 3.0 in Sabah, Malaysia, by Hiroyuki Yamamot
northeast india
Northeast India

Read Chapter 31: Re-imagining the North East in India, Again: Did Geography Sidestep History in Vision (2020)? by Rohan D’Souza
Sinicization and the Rise of China

Read Chapter 7: Becoming “Chinese” in Southeast Asia, by Caroline S. Hau
the global politics of jazz
The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century

Read the Introduction: by Yoshiomi Saito
craft work
The Organization of Craft Work

Read Chapter 1: Craft, Design and Nostalgia in Modern Japan: The Case of Sushi by Robin Holt and Yutaka Yamauchi
broadband economics
Broadband Economics

Read Chapter 5:
Fixed-line Broadband, by Takanori Ida