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Morris James Harry

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Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Sex
Male
Birth date
1989-12
KAKEN ID
00840183
URL
Email
 
Research fields
Religious studies
Japanese history
History of Asia and Africa
Research keywords
Mining History
New Religious Movements
Kirishitan
Conversion
Christian-Muslim Relations
Interfaith Dialogue
Intellectual History
Syriac Christianity
Digital Humanities
Research projects
The Ashio Copper Mine Incident: Socio-Political Causes and Reactions2020 -- 2021James Harry MorrisMining History Association/2020 Mining History Association Research Grant78,000Yen
"The History of Christian-Muslim Relations in China and Japan, 1549-1912"2020 -- 2022MORRIS JAMES HARRYJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists3,380,000Yen
Career history
2018-10 -- 2021-10University of Tsukuba 人文社会系 Assistant Professor
2020-04 -- 2021-03Ibaraki University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Part-Time Instructor
2019-04 -- 2019-08Ibaraki University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Part-Time Instructor
2017-04 -- 2018-10National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College Department of General Studies Specially Appointed Research Associate
2016-06 -- 2017-03Ōtawara Board of Education Assistant Language Teacher
2012-08 -- 2014-08Ōtawara Board of Education Assistant Language Teacher
Academic background
2014-09 -- 2018-07University of St Andrews School of Divinity Doctor of Philosophy in TheologyCompleted
2015-06 -- 2015-07Sophia University Center for Global Discovery Summer Session in Japanese Language and CultureCompleted
2008-09 -- 2012-06University of St Andrews School of Divinity Master of TheologyGraduated
Degree
2018-12Doctor of Philosophy in TheologyUniversity of St Andrews
2012-06Master of TheologyUniversity of St Andrews
Licenses and qualifications
2020-08Certificate of Participation, Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies (SISJAC and UEA)
Academic societies
2021-07 -- (current)The British & Irish Association for Practical Theology
2021-06 -- 2023-12European Association for Japanese Studies
2021-05 -- 2022-05JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
2021-04 -- 2022-04Japan Mine Research Society
2021-03 -- 2023-03The Surveillance Studies Network
2019-11 -- 2021-11那須文化研究会
2020-08 -- 2021-08The Japan Association for Language Teaching
2018-09 -- 2021-09The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
2019-01 -- 2020-01The Japan Association for Language Teaching
2018-03 -- 2020-03European Academy of Religion
Honors & Awards
2019-05Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher Award 2018For an outstanding paper published in the journal Surveillance and Society.
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
  • Non-Christian Religions in the work of Uchimura Kanzō
    Morris James Harry
    CrossCurrents/71(2)/pp.196-219, 2021-06
  • A Select Bibliography of Chinese and Japanese Language Publications on Syriac Christianity: 2000-2019
    Morris James Harry; Cheng Chen
    Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies/23(2)/pp.355-415, 2020-09
  • A Digital Revival of Oriental Studies (Le retour numérique des études orientales)
    Lit L. W. Cornelis van; Morris James Harry; Çevik Deniz
    ILCEA (Revue de l’Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie)/39/pp.1-14, 2020-02
  • A New Analysis of Persian Visits to Japan in the 7th and 8th Centuries
    Morris James Harry
    Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies/12/pp.105-120, 2020-02
  • Brief Remarks on a Bunka-Bunsei Period Document from Sendai Domain pertaining to the Kawada Family and the Kirishitan and Teppo Aratame Yaku
    MORRIS JAMES HARRY
    Fukushima Kōsen Kenkyū Kiyō/59/pp.187-190, 2018-12
  • The Case for Christian Missionary Activity in Japan prior to the 16th Century, Part II: Evidence of the Earliest Encounter with Abrahamic Religions in Japan – Religious Encounters in Yuán-Kamakura Relations
    Morris James Harry
    Oriens Christianus: Hefte für die Kunde des christlichen Orients/100/pp.153-187, 2018-09
  • Anti-Kirishitan Surveillance in Early Modern Japan
    Morris James Harry
    SURVEILLANCE & SOCIETY/16(4:::SI)/pp.410-431, 2018
  • China, Japan, and Christian Emissaries to Muslim Lands
    Morris James Harry
    Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations/29(2)/pp.167-191, 2018-03
  • Christian-Muslim Relations in China and Japan in the 16th and early 17th Centuries
    Morris James Harry
    Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations/29(1)/pp.37-55, 2018-01
  • The Kirishitan Century in Tōhoku
    Morris James Harry
    Fukushima Kōsen Kenkyū Kiyō/58/pp.137-144, 2017-12
  • Rereading the evidence of the earliest Christian communities in East Asia during and prior to the Táng Period
    Morris James Harry
    Missiology: An International Review/45(3)/pp.254-264, 2017-07
  • The Figures of Kōho and Li-mi-i, and the origins of the case for a Christian missionary presence in Tenpyō Era Japan
    Morris James Harry
    Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society/27(2)/pp.313-323, 2017-04
  • The Case for Christianity in Japan prior to the 16th Century
    Morris James Harry
    Oriens Christianus: Hefte für die Kunde des christlichen Orients/98/pp.109-137, 2016-04
  • The Legacy of Peter Yoshirō Saeki: Evidence of Christianity in Japan before the arrival of Europeans
    Morris James Harry
    The Journal of Academic Perspectives/2016(2)/pp.1-22, 2016-04
Other articles
  • Teaching about Othering in the Intercultural Communication Classroom: An Example and Reflections
    MORRIS JAMES HARRY
    Studies in Foreign Language Education/43/pp.13-28, 2021-04
  • The Marginalized in the Pandemic Crisis
    Morris James Harry
    Japan Mission Journal/74(4)/pp.243-250, 2020-12
  • Book Review - Soka Gakkai's Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan
    Morris James Harry
    JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES/46(2)/pp.332-335, 2019
  • Some Reflections on the First Muslim Visitor to Japan
    Morris James Harry
    American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences/35(3)/pp.116-130, 2018-07
  • “Lost” Letters: The Presence of Jǐngjiào in Japan as explored by Sakae Ikeda
    Morris James Harry
    Japan Mission Journal/69(4)/pp.255-266, 2015-12
  • Christianity, Martyrdom, and Pilgrimage in Ōkago Village
    Morris James Harry
    Japan Mission Journal/69(3)/pp.206-216, 2015-09
Books
  • Evangelization and Indigenous Communities in Japan: 1549–1600
    MORRIS JAMES HARRY
    The Palgrave Handbook of the Catholic Church in East Asia, Palgrave MacMillan, pp.1-35, 2021-08
  • Marshall Broomhall
    Morris James Harry; Ho Wai Yip
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Australasia (1800-1914), Brill, pp.694-712, 2020-07
  • Kanzō Uchimura
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Australasia (1800-1914), Brill, pp.738-759, 2020-07
  • Christian-Muslim relations in 19th-century Japan
    MORRIS JAMES HARRY
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Australasia (1800-1914), Brill, pp.724-737, 2020-7
  • Representative Christian works on Muslims and Islam in China, 1800-1914
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Australasia (1800-1914), Brill, pp.650-693, 2020-07
  • Christian-Muslim relations in 19th-century Japan
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Australasia (1800-1914), Brill, pp.485-506, 2020-07
  • Conflict, conquest & reconquest. Arabian and Iberian experience.
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, Volume 15. Thematic Essays (600-1600), Brill, pp.435-460, 2020
  • Moonies
    Morris James Harry
    Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History, ABC-CLIO, pp.431-436, 2019-05
  • Soka Gakkai
    Morris James Harry
    Encyclopaedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History, ABC-CLIO, pp.140-142, 2018-11
  • Roman Catholic orders in 17th-century China
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, Selected Readings, SAIACS Centre for Islamic Studies, pp.54-65, 2017-01
  • The Problem of Understanding Conversion: Religious Change and Interfaith Dialogue
    Morris James Harry
    Relating with Hindu Diaspora: Anglican and Lutheran Reflections, Anglican Interfaith Networks, Lutheran Porvoo Communion, and World Council of Churches, pp.22-25, 2015-09
  • The Yongzheng Emperor
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Brill, pp.653-657, 2018-11
  • Mémoires concernant les Chinois
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Brill, pp.666-686, 2018-11
  • Arai Hakuseki
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Brill, pp.658-665, 2018-11
  • Yang Guangxian
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.382-389, 2016-12
  • The Jesuits in 17th-century Japan
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.332-338, 2016-12
  • Roman Catholic orders in 17th-century China
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.446-460, 2016-12
  • Nicolas Trigault
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.313-320, 2016-12
  • Matteo Ricci
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.301-305, 2016-12
  • Lodovico Buglio
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.393-399, 2016-12
  • Johann Adam Schall
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.377-381, 2016-12
  • Jesuits and Muslims in 17th-century China
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.432-441, 2016-12
  • Ferdinand Verbiest
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.425-431, 2016-12
  • Diego de Pantoja
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.291-296, 2016-12
  • Alvaro de Semedo
    Morris James Harry
    Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - South and East Asia, Africa and the Americas (1600-1700), Brill, pp.351-354, 2016-12
Conference, etc.
  • Uchimura Kanzō and the Ashio Copper Mine Incident
    Morris James Harry
    The Sixth Biennial Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2021)/2021-09-07--2021-09-10
  • Non-Christian Religions and Divine Providence in the Work of Uchimura Kanzō
    Morris James Harry
    European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2021/2021-08-30--2021-09-02
  • Christian Theology and Pollution in Late Meiji Period Japan: Uchimura Kanzō's Theological Reflections on the Ashio Copper Mine Incident
    Morris James Harry
    16th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies/2021-08-24--2021-08-28
  • Goshuin 2.0: Construction of the World’s Largest Goshuin Dataset and Automatic Generation System of Goshuin with Neural Style Transfer
    Morris James Harry; Shimizu Shuma; Minagawa Tatsuya; XANA...
    SIGGRAPH 2021/2021-08-09--2021-08-13
  • Placing the Poor at the Centre: Theological Responses to the Ashio Copper Mine Incident
    Morris James Harry
    2021 BIAPT Annual Conference: Practical Theology as Ecotheology/2021-07-12--2021-07-16
  • Opening Remarks: Brief Introduction to the Digital Orientalist
    Morris James Harry
    The Digital Orientalist's Virtual Workshop and Conference 2021/2021-06-26--2021-06-26
  • Thoughts on Biblical Translation in 16th and 17th Century Japan
    Morris James Harry
    Annual Meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission: Print, Oral, and Digital Cultures in World Christianity and the History of Mission/2021-06-22--2021-06-24
  • Islam and Muslims in the Work of Meiji Period Christian Thinkers
    Morris James Harry
    Eleventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society/2021-06-02--2021-06-04
  • Non-Christian Religions in the Work of Uchimura Kanzō
    Morris James Harry
    Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies (March 2021, Symposium)/2021-03-24--2021-03-25
  • Theologizing about Pollution in Japan: The Ashio Copper Mine Incident
    Morris James Harry
    University of St Andrews, The Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, Scholars at the Periphery Seminar/2020-10-23--2020-10-23
  • The Digital Orientalist: A Brief Introduction
    Morris James Harry
    "Taking Japanese Studies Online” Webinar/2020-10-01--2020-10-01
  • Christian-Muslim Relations in China and Japan, 1549-1912: An Introduction
    Morris James Harry
    University of St Andrews, The Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, Seminar/2020-06-25--2020-06-25
  • Digital Resources in the Time of Pandemic
    Morris James Harry
    Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2020 (DOsTC2020)/2020-06-20--2020-06-21
  • Christian-Muslim Relations in 19th Century Japan: An Introduction
    Morris James Harry
    The Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, 15th Anniversary Conference/2019-09-21--2019-09-22
  • Christian Responses to the Ashio Copper Mine Incident and Industrialization in Late Meiji Period Japan
    Morris James Harry
    COP25 Alternative International Panel/2019-12-12--2019-12-12
  • Integrating Digital Tools into Intercultural Communication Courses in CEGLOC
    Morris James Harry
    CEGLOC Workshop: Teacher Development Workshop on TESOL/2019-05-29--2019-05-29
  • Twitter Bot Research and the Changing Meaning of Historical Vocabulary
    Morris James Harry
    Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (DOsTC)/2019-06-01--2019-06-01
  • Using WordPress in a Japanese University for Research-led Teaching
    Morris James Harry
    2019 PressED Conference/2019-04-18--2019-04-18
  • A Journey through Ōkago Village: Christianity, Persecution, and Hiding in Northern Japan
    Morris James Harry
    The Third Public Archaeology Twitter Conference (PATC3)/2019-01-30--2019-01-31
  • Teaching About ‘Othering’: Practical Examples and Reflections
    Morris James Harry
    The Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice (EQUIS)/2019-03-22--2019-03-23
  • The Surveillance of Aum Shinrikyō: A Rural Case Study
    Morris James Harry
    European Academy of Religion Annual Conference/2019-03-04--2019-03-07
  • Approaches to Interfaith Dialogue in the Work of Uchimura Kanzō
    Morris James Harry
    European Academy of Religion Annual Conference/2019-03-04--2019-03-07
  • Theological Reflections on the Environment: A Liberative Perspective
    Morris James Harry
    Fourth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability/2017-12-20--2017-12-21
  • The Oppression of Aizu and Conversion to Christianity in Japan (1867-1880)
    Morris James Harry
    Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, Seminar/2016-02-04--2016-02-04
  • The Legacy of Peter Yoshirō Saeki: Evidence of Christianity in Japan before the arrival of Europeans
    Morris James Harry
    Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies/2015-12-07--2015-12-09
Works
  • Olympics fade, PM resigns: Where for Japan now?
    Morris James Harry
  • Cover-ups and spin cannot hide Japan’s post-Games Covid crisis
    Morris James Harry
  • Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Morris James Harry
  • Olympics throws spotlight on discrimination
    Morris James Harry
  • Japan's emperor voices Olympics virus concern as the big money goes for gold
    Morris James Harry
  • Olympics bosses treat Japan as an IOC colony
    Morris James Harry
  • Tokyo 2020 and the Covid crisis
    Morris James Harry
  • 10 Years on...Reflections on the Fukushima disaster
    Morris James Harry
  • Chileans award Greta Thunberg prestigious international prize
    Morris James Harry
Teaching
2022-03 -- 2022-03English Media Studies IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-08 -- 2021-08English Intercultural Communication IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Presentation Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Presentation Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Reading Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-04 -- 2020-08Language and Culture in Japan EIbaraki University
2020-04 -- 2020-08English Reading Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba
Other educational activities
2020-08 -- 2020-12“Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” Transcription ProjectUniversity of Cambridge
2021-07 -- (current)3rd Kakenhi Seminar for Non-Japanese ResearchersUniversity of Tsukuba
2021-05 -- (current)English Academic Writing WorkshopUniversity of Tsukuba
2021-06 -- (current)English Academic Presentation WorkshopUniversity of Tsukuba
2018-11 -- 2020-03Member of "Studies in Foreign Language Teaching" Editorial CommitteeUniversity of Tsukuba
2017-04 -- 2018-03Member for the Center of GlobalizationNational Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
2017-07 -- 2017-09Yashin aru Kōkōsei “Haisukūru Karejji 2017”National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
Professional activities
2018-08 -- 2021-08The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and IrelandFellow
2019-09 -- 2021-09The Digital OrientalistEditor in Chief
2018-09 -- 2019-09The Digital OrientalistEditor for Japanese Studies
2018-07 -- 2021-12Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, University of St AndrewsAssociate Researcher
2015-09 -- 2020-12International Education for Sustainable Development AllianceEditorial and Review Committee Member
2019-12 -- 2020-01Sage OpenPeer Reviewer and Article Editor
2018-04 -- 2019-04European Academy of ReligionSocial Media Management Team Member
2017-01 -- 2017-12Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (Journal)Special Edition Peer Reviewer

(Last updated: 2021-09-11)