UDA Shuhei, Lecturer

Reseach Topics

 

Research Theme : Environmental Change and Subsistence, Health Transition in East Asia

 UDA Shuhei is Lecture at the Department of Pan Asian Studies, the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. The main subject of my research is Environmental Change and Subsistence, Health Transition in Asia. I received B.A. and M.A. from Ritsumeikan Univ. and Doctor of Literature degree (2003) from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies(SOKENDAI). Before being appointed to current position, I was research fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science(2005-2007 and 2008-2010) . And, I stayed at Minzu Univ. in China as a visiting scholar from 2005 to 2010.
 I has been researching various aspects between nature and human in China and Japan, such as biodiversity issue and fisher’ s subsistence in Lake Biwa, Japan, subsistence change of Li minority in Hainan Province, environmental change and Cormorant fisher in Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province, China.
 Now, I focus on cormorant fishers, who use domesticated cormorants to fish on Poyang Lake in China. I research an ethnographic description of historical changes in cormorant fishing within the context of the social changes in China and analyze the subsistence strategies of cormorant fishers.

Artificial perches on the edge of the boat hold paired cormorants.(Photo:UDA)
This boat in Shandong province is 400–420 centimeters long and ranges from 70–80 to 130–140 centimeters in width. Two water tanks at the front of the boat hold caught fish. Fishers place food and fishing gear in the rear of the boat.


All fishers in China clip the flight feathers of one wing(Photo:UDA)
All fishers in China clip the flight feathers of one wing to impair the cormorants’ flight ability. Many fishers cut off four to seven main shafts and vanes, leaving one to two feathers on the outside wing portion.

Biography

Teaching

Research Achivements

    Articles and Book Chapters

  • UDA, Shuhei. "How to Protect Nature? Reconsidering the Relationship Between Man and Nature: The Problem of Non-indigenous Fish Species."East Asia in the Context of World/Global History (2012.: 359-360.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "The Local Adaptation of Cormorant Fishers:A Case Study of Poyang Lake, China."Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology, Tokyo: The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology 12 2011.: 101-122.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "The Behavior of Fishers after Implementation of the Project to Exterminate Nonindigenous Fish in Lake Biwa, Japan."Human Ecology: springer 38, no. 7 2010.: 237-249.
  • Conference Proceedings

  • UDA, Shuhei. "Current Status of Biodiversity Issues in Japan - Relation with Subsistence Culture--." Presented at the UTokyo Forum 2103 in Sao Paulo, Brasil,, Universidade de São Paulo,Brasil,, November 2013.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "What kind of cultural difference were you surprised by at river? -- the case of Cormorant fishing in China and Japan --." Presented at the River Culture Forum 2013 in Hwachen, Korea,, Hwachen city, Korea,, October 2013.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "the Biodiversity in Lake Biwa, Japan." Presented at the the Asia-Africa Science Platform Program, Vietnam Conference,, The University of Social Sciences and Humanities(USSH), Vietnam,, January 2013.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "How to Protect Nature? Reconsidering the Relationship Between Man and Nature: The Problem of Non-indigenous Fish Species." Presented at the East Asia in the Context of World/Global History,, Shanghai, China,, December 2012.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "The Behavior of Fishers after Implementation of the Project to Exterminate Nonindigenous Fish in Lake Biwa, Japan." Presented at the Annual World congress of Biodiversity-2012,, Xian International Conference Center, Xian,China,, April 2012.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "Adaptive Strategy and Anthropological Survey." Presented at the the Asia-Africa Science Platform Program, Vietnam Meeting,, Vietnam HCMC,, September 2011.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "Anthropological Survey and Health Impact Assessment. A case study on “cormorant fishermen” in the Lake Poyang, China." Presented at the esearch Project of Institute for Humanity and Nature,, Jiangxi Province, China,, September 2009.
  • UDA, Shuhei. "How the “cormorant fishermen” have coped with the change of fishing area; A case study in the Lake Poyang in Jiangxi Province, China." Presented at the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences,, Kunming,China,, July 2009.

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