PEAK Staff Profile

Takahiro Nakajima, MA, PhD (The University of Tokyo)
Professor – Japan in East Asia

Contact : nakajima[at]


Takahiro Nakajima Nakajima Takahiro is Professor of Chinese philosophy at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia in the University of Tokyo. Having graduated from the department of law in the University of Tokyo, he entered MA and Ph.D courses of Chinese Philosophy in the University of Tokyo. He has been teaching at the University of Tokyo since 2000.

Research Interests

He is now interested in the phenomenon on Confucian revival in East Asia.

Selected Publications

The Philosophy of Evil: Imaginations in Chinese Philosophy (Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 2012)
Praxis of Co-existence: State and Religion (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2011)
The Zhuangzi, (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2009)
Philosophy in Humanities (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2009)
The Reverberation of Chinese Philosophy: Language and Politics, (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2007)