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Makoto Harris Takao

© Stefano Zaupa
Postdoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-267
takao [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in History and Music, The University of Western Australia (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours in Asian Studies, The University of Western Australia (2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Japanese, The University of Western Australia (2011)

Research Interests: 
  • History of emotions
  • Historical ethnomusicology
  • Early music
  • Japanese cultural history
  • Jesuit history
  • Christian missions in Japan, 16th-20th centuries

Selected Literature: 

Makoto Harris Takao, "Francis Xavier at the Court of Ōtomo Yoshishige:Representations of Religious Disputation betweenJesuits and Buddhists in La conversione alla santa fede del re di Bungo giaponese (1703)," Journal of Jesuit Studies 3/3 (2016): 451-74.

Makoto Harris Takao, "'In what storms of blood from Christ’s flock is Japan swimming?': Performative Representations of the Japanese Female Martyr in Johann Baptist Adolph and Johann Bernhard Staudt's Mulier Fortis (1698),” forthcoming in Changing Hearts: Performing Jesuit Emotions Between Europe, Asia and the Americas, ed. Yasmin Haskell and Raphaële Garrod (Leiden: Brill, 2018).

Makoto Harris Takao, "We Are Not Jesuits: Reassessing Relations between Protestantism, French Catholicism, and the Society of Jesus in Mid-nineteenth - and Twentieth-Century Japan," forthcoming in Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia, ed. Robert A. Maryks, Ronnie Po-chia Hsia and Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (Boston: Brill, 2018), pp. 17-44.

Makoto Harris Takao, "'In Their Own Way': Contrafactal Practices of Japanese Christian Communities in the Sixteenth Century,” Early Music (forthcoming, 2018).