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Title:African Studies in Japan
Author:Philips, John E.
Year:1997
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:40
Issue:3
Period:December
Pages:161-180
Language:English
Geographic terms:Japan
Africa
Subjects:African studies
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524970
Abstract:The increasing importance of Japan in Africa, both as a source of investment and as a source of foreign aid, is leaing to an increased importance of Japanese knowledge on Africa. This article gives an introduction to the nature of African studies in Japan for American (and other) Africanists in the hope that cooperation between American (and other) Africanists and their Japanese counterparts can be increased. It surveys Japanese contributions in science, ecological anthropology, ethnology/cultural anthropology, Africanist anthropology, history, linguistics, economics and economic history. It further discusses the main centres of Africanist research in Japan, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese African studies. Bibliogr., notes.
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