Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University



  • Position:Professor
  • Background
    Researcher/Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies (1974-1992).
    Associate Professor/Professor, Seikei University ( 1992- 1997,).
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University(1997-Present)

Field of Specialization

Area Studies (Southeast Asia).
History of East Asia.

Research Theme

Modern Political and Diplomatic History of Thailand
Chinese / Japanese Diaspora in Southeast Asia
Border Politics in Mainland Southeast Asia

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  1. “The Origin of Modern Official State Ideology in Thailand”,Journal of Southeast Asian Studies ,Vol.19 No.1(Mar.1988).
  2.  ‘The Commemorative Character of Thai Historiography: The 1942-43 Thai Military Campaign in the Shan States Depicted as a Story of National Salvation and the Restoration of Thai Independence’, Modern Asian Studies, Vol.40 No.4 (Oct.2006).
  3.  “The Origins of Chinese Nationalism in Thailand”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, No.21 (Aug. 2013).

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

Japanese Society for Southeast Asian Studies
Japanese Political Science Association
Japan Association of International Relations

Service to Society

Member of International Advisory Committee
the 10th International Conference on Thai Studies Ministry of Finance Japan

Research Project

MA: Political Society and Culture in Southeast Asia (Not available from September 2020 Admission)
PhD: Southeast Asian Area Studies (Not available from September 2019 Admission)

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

The students of Murashima seminar(Project) are multi-national and multi-cultural.  They come from Japan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, USA and Poland.

10 students ( 4 Japanese, 5 Thai and 1 Cambodian) have received Ph.D degrees under Murashima’s guidance.  Topics of MA and Ph.D theses are widely diversified such as history, society, politics and culture in Southeast/East Asia.

In this seminar, students are provided careful guidance about how to write academic theses and collect data in order to complete their research effectively and in the shortest possible way.

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