Staff / Ewa Pałasz-Rutkowska – professor

EPR 2Name:
Ewa Pałasz-Rutkowska
e-mail: e.palasz-rutkowska@uw.edu.pl

Title:
full professor, titular life professorship in the humanities

Research interest:
history (mainly modern and pre-modern) and culture of Japan; history of Polish-Japanese relations, history of the Imperial Household of Japan; cross-cultural studies

Current position:
professor of the University of Warsaw, Chair of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies; former head of the Department of Japanese and Korean Studies (2006-2013) and the Centre for Cross-cultural Studies, the Faculty of Oriental Studies (2000-2014)

Academic career
– 2014: titular life professorship in the humanities granted by the President of the Republic of Poland

– 2007-2013: professor, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

– 2003 (till now): professor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Oriental Studies Department of Japanese and Korean Studies (since October 2015 – Chair of Japanese Studies)

– 2000-2001: assistant professor (part time), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

– 1999: doctor habilitatus in humanities (history), Faculty of History, University of Warsaw

– 1987: assistant professor, Department of Japanese and Korean Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw

– 1987: Ph.D. in humanities, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw

– 1977: M.A. in humanities (Japanese studies), Department of Japanese and Korean Studies, University of Warsaw

April 2015: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, granted by His Majesty the Emperor and the government of Japan in appreciation for long-term research activities and for the development of Polish-Japanese relations.
http://www.pl.emb-japan.go.jp/kultura/20150708.html
http://www.pl.emb-japan.go.jp/kultura/j_20150708.html

Research experience

– 2015 (1 month): visiting research professor at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Letters, Takashima Foundation Fellow

– 2013 (6 months): visiting research professor at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Letters, Japan Foudation Fellow

– 2012, 2010, 2004, 2003 (10 days each): joint scientific researches at Tokyo International University (Tōkyō Kokusai Daigaku), Kawagoe

– 2009 (2 weeks): research project “Polish Graves in Japan” (part 2) in cooperation with Japanese specialists; Tokyo, Hakodate, Nagasaki, Gotemba; funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

– 2008 (2 weeks): research project “Polish Graves in Japan” (part 1) in cooperation with Japanese specialists; Tokyo, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kurume, Fukuoka, Kokura, Matsuyama, Hiroshima; funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

– 2006, 1996 (1 month): visiting research professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Takashima Foundation Fellow

– 2001: visiting professor, Institute of Social Studies, University of Gotemba; funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

– 2008 (2 weeks): research project “Polish Graves in Japan” (part 1) in cooperation with Japanese specialists; Tokyo, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kurume, Fukuoka, Kokura, Matsuyama, Hiroshima; funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

-2006, 1996 (1 month): visiting research professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Takashima Foundation Fellow

– 2001: visiting professor, Institute of Social Studies, University of Tokyo

– 1993 (4 months): exchange research associate from the University of Warsaw at Rikkyo University, Tokyo

-1990-1991 (one year): The University of Tokyo, visiting research fellow, Japan Foudation Fellowship

1983-1985 (18 months): Japan’s Ministry of Education research student, University of Tokyo

Main publications:
Books
– Cesarz Meiji (1852-1912). Wizerunek władcy w modernizowanej Japonii [Emperor Meiji. The ruler’s image in a modernizing Japan], WUW, Warszawa 2012

– W poszukiwaniu polskich grobów w Japonii. Nihon ni okeru Pōrandojin bohi no tansaku. In Search of Polish Graves in Japan, ed. E. Pałasz-Rutkowska, Departament Dziedzictwa Kulturowego, Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Warszawa 2010

– Historia stosunków polsko-japońskich 1904-1945 [History of Polish-Japanese relations], co-author A. T. Romer (second edtion, revised and enlarged by E. Pałasz-Rutkowska), Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2009; the book of the year 2009 http://historia.org.pl

– Nihon Pōrando kankeishi 1904-1945 [History of Polish-Japanese relations], co-author Andrzej T. Romer; transl. Shiba Riko, Sairyūsha, Tōkyō 2009

– Polska i Japonia. W 50. rocznicę wznowienia stosunków oficjalnych [Poland and Japan, In the 50th Anniversary of the re-establishment of official relations], ed. E. Pałasz-Rutkowska, WUW, Warszawa 2009

– Japonia. Historia państw świata w XX wieku [Japan. The history of countries in the world in the XXth century]; co-author K. Starecka, Wydawnictwo Trio, Warszawa 2004

– Polityka Japonii wobec Polski 1918-1941 [Japan’s policy towards Poland 1918-1941], Nozomi, Warszawa 1998

– Historia stosunków polsko-japońskich 1904-1945 [History of Polish-Japanese relations], co-author A. T. Romer (first edtion), Bellona, Warszawa 1996

– General Masaki Jinzaburō and the Imperial Way Faction (Kōdōha) in the Japanese Army, 1932-1936, „Orientalia Varsoviensia”, No. 4, WUW, Warsaw 1990

articles
– Dwadzieścia lat działalności Fundacji imienia Takashimy, in: Japonia ery Heisei alienacje i powroty [Japan of the Heisei era. Alienations and returns], ed. K. Starecka, A. Żuławska-Umeda, Japonica, Warszawa 2015, pp. 13-23; in English as Twenty Years of Takashima Foundation Activity, transl. A. Bryson, U. Mach-Bryson, pp. 25-35

– Intronizacja w erze Heisei. Tradycja i zmiany [Enthronement in the Heisei era. Tradition and changes], in: Japonia ery Heisei alienacje i powroty, ed. K. Starecka, A. Żuławska-Umeda, Japonica, Warszawa 2015, pp. 37-57

– Pōrando Nihonkan no kokkō kaifuku mondai. Dainiji sekai taisengo no gaikō kankei [The problem concerning the restoration of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan after World War II], „Nihon Rekishi“, Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, July 2015

– Shiberia no koji o omou [Thinking about Siberian orphans], in: Fukudenkai no ayumi. Meiji kyūnen kara no rekishi o mirai e [History of the Fukudenkai. From 1876 till the future], Fukudenkai, Tōkyō 2015, p. 43 

– Buronisuwafu Piusutsuki no Pōrando to Nihon [Poland of Bronisław Piłsudski and Japan], „Silva Iaponicarum”, Fasc. XL, summer 2014, pp. 27-41

– General Masaki Jinzaburō and the Imperial Way Faction (Kōdōha) in the Japanese Army 1932-1936, (reprinted and revised book of 1990), part one, „Analecta Nipponica”, No. 4, Warsaw 2014, pp. 111-122

– The Making of a European Friend: Japan’s Recognition of Independent Poland, in: The Decade of the Great War. Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s, ed. T. Minohara, Tze-ki Hon, E. Dawley, BRILL, Leiden, Boston 2014, pp. s. 231-256

– Meiji tennō. Kindaika suru Nihon ni okeru kunshuzō [Emperor Meiji. The ruler’s image in a modernizing Japan], „Kamizono”, No. 10, Meiji Jingū Kokusai Shintō Bunka Kenkyūkai, Tōkyō 2013, pp.

– Polacy – jeńcy z wojny japońsko-rosyjskiej w Japonii [The Poles – the prisoners of war during the Russo-Japanese war], in: Japonia w Polsce. W 90. rocznicę nawiązania stosunków oficjalnych między Polską a Japonią [Japan in Poland. In the 90th anniversary of the establishment of official relations between Poland and Japan], ed. B. Kubiak Ho-Chi, WUW, Warszawa 2012, pp. 391-413

– Nihon ni nemuru Pōrandojintachi [The Polish soldiers laid in peace in Japan], „Gunjishigaku. The Journal of Military History”, No. 47/3, XII, Tōkyō 2011, pp. 4-17

– In Search of Polish Traces in Japan in the 21th Century, in: Japan. New Challenges in the 21st Century “Silva Iaponicarum” ed. B. Bochorodycz, A. Jabłoński, M. Kanert, No. 23/24/25/26, Poznań 2011, pp. 30-49

– Kobieta na japońskim tronie? Problem sukcesji w rodzinie cesarskiej [Woman on the Japanese throne? The problem of succession in the imperial family], in: Świat Orientu – Orient w świecie [The world of the Orient. Orient in the world], ed. A. Bareja-Starzyńska, P. Balcerowicz, J. Rogala, WUW, Warszawa 2010, pp. 218-239

– Japońskie spotkania z Europą, lata 1543-1945 [Japan encounters Europe 1543-1945], in: Cywilizacja europejska [European civilisation], ed. M. Koźmiński, Wydawnictwo Instytutu Historii PAN, Warszawa 2010, pp. 465-495

– Wojna japońsko-rosyjska a Polacy. Nichiro sensō to Pōrandojin. The Poles and the Russo-Japanese War, in: W poszukiwaniu polskich grobów w Japonii. Nihon ni okeru Pōrandojin bohi no tansaku. In Search of Polish Graves in Japan, ed. E. Pałasz-Rutkowska, Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Warszawa 2010, pp. 48-69

– A New Image of the Japanese Emperor – Mutsuhito and His Six Great Imperial Tours of the Country (roku daijunko) 1872-1885, in: Civilisation of Evolution. Civilisation of Revolution. Metamorphoses in Japan 1900-2000, ed. A. Jabłoński, S. Meyer, K. Morita, Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Maggha, Kraków 2009, pp. 423-431

– Ambassador Tadeusz Romer. His Role in Polish-Japanese Relations (1937-1941), “Silva Iaponicarum”, Fasc. XVIII, winter 2008, pp. 82-104

– Ōa no kakehashi – Tsuruga [Tsuruga – bridge between Europe and Asia], in: Ōa-no kakehashi – Tsuruga, Tōsei Gakusha, Tsuruga 2008, pp. 5-14

– Polska – Japonia – Mandżukuo. Sprawa uznania Mandżukuo przez Polskę [Poland- Japan-Manchukuo. The case of the recognition Manchukyo by Poland], „Przegląd Orientalistyczny” Nr 1-2, Warsaw 2006, pp. 3-18

– Pōrando – Tsuruga – Nihon. Yūkō kankei no tōrimichi [Poland – Tsuruga – Japan. The road to friendly relations], in: Tsuruga. Nihonkai kara Biwako e [From Biwa lake to the Sea of Japan], ed. Chihōshi Kenkyū Kyōgikai, Tōkyō 2006, pp. 7-27

– Nichiro sensō ga 20 seiki zenpan no Nippo kankei ni ataeta impakuto ni tsuite [The Russo-Japanese War and its Impact on the Polish-Japanese Relations in the First Half of the Twentieth Century], in: Nichiro sensō to sekai – 100 nengo no shiten kara [The Russo-Japanese War and the World: A Centennial Perspective], Bōeichō Bōei Kenyūjo, Tōkyō 2005, pp. 143-168

– Manchuria in Polish-Japanese Relations in the 1930s, “Rocznik Orientalistyczny”, T. LVI, Z. 2, Warsaw 2003, pp. 129-140

– Japonia [Japan], in: Encyklopedia historyczna świata [Historical Encyclopedia of the World], vol. XI: Azja [Asia], p. 2, Opres, Kraków 2002, pp. 7-68

– Other in Intercultural Contacts. The Image of Japan in Poland in the End of the XIXth and the beginning of the XXth Centuries and the Interwar Period, “Discussion Paper Series”, F-95, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 2001

– Major Fukushima Yasumasa and His Influence on the Japanese Perception of Poland at the Turn of the Century, in: The Japanese and Europe. Images and Perceptions, ed. Bert Edstrom, Japan Library, Curzon Press Ltd, London 2000, pp. 125–135

– Dalecy czy bliscy? O źródłach wzajemnej sympatii Polaków i Japończyków [Far or close. About the sources of mutual sympathy between Poles and Japanes], in: Chopin-Polska-Japonia [Chopin-Poland-Japan], Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo 1999, pp. 65-71; in Japanese as: Tōkute chikai. Pōrando Nihon ryōkokuminkan no kōkanjō no gensen, pp. 62-65

– The ‘Unique’ Character of the Emperor – the Main Leader of Modern Japan?, in: Leaders and Leadership in Japan, ed. Ian Neary, Japan Library, Curzon Press Ltd, England 1996, pp. 116-128

– Polish-Japanese Co-operation during World War II, „Japan Forum” – Journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies, vol. 7, No. 2, Oxford University Press 1995, pp. 285-317 (co-author A. T. Romer)

translations
– Liza C. Dalby, Gejsza (from: Geisha, University of California Press, Berkley 1983), Wydawnictwo Albatros Andrzej Kuryłowicz, Warszawa 2001; the first edition as Byłam gejszą, KiW, Warszawa 1992

– Słownik japońsko-polski (from: The Japan Foundation Basic Japanese-English Dictionary, Bonjinsha, Tōkyō 1986), with: K. Okazaki, E. Szulc, PWN, Warszawa 2000, the first edition 1998

-„Walka” attaché Onodery [Struggle of Onodera attaché] (from: Onodera Yuriko, Onodera bukan-no ‘tatakai’, „Seiron”, No. 5/1993, pp. 186-221), „Japonica”, Nr 2, Warszawa 1994, pp. 97-113

Association membership
Polish Association for Japanese Studies
European Association for Japanese Studies
Polish Oriental Society (2000-2003: as vice-president)
Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai Warsaw Sunshin Association
Committee of Oriental Studies, Polish Academy of Sciene (2003-2010)

Main conference presentations and lectures abroad
– paper: “The rescued in Japan. The role of Polish Ambassador Tadeusz Romer”, the international conference “Memory in Poland of the rescuers and the rescued from the Holocaust. On the 30th anniversary of granting the title of the Righteous Among The Nations to Sugihara Chiune, Japanese Consul in Lithuania“, Warsaw, June 2015

– paper: „The origins of Japanese diplomacy towards Poland”, the 4th European Congress on World and Global History, European Network in Universal and Global History, L’Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris, September 2014

– paper: „Japan’s Recognition of Independent Poland”, the international debate „Centenaire: comment la Grande Guerre a transformé le Japon”, La Maison de la Culture du Japon á Paris, September 2014

– lecture: „Buronisuwafu Piusutsuki no Pōrando to Nihon” [Poland during the lifetime of Bronislaw Pilsudski and Japan], the international seminar „ Pōrando no Ainu kenkūsha – Piusutsuki no shigoto” [the achievements of Bronislaw Pilsudski – a Polish Ainu researcher”, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, September 2013

– lecture: „Pōrando to Nihon no yūkō kankei no gensen” [Poland and Japan – sources of mutual sympathy], Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, June 2013

– lecture: „Meiji tennō. Kindaika suru Nihon ni okeru kunshuzō [Emperor Meiji – the ruler’s image in the modernizing Japan], the 14th seminar meeting of the Intercultural Research Institute (Kokusai Shintō Bunka Kenkyūjo), Meiji Jingū, Tokyo, June 2013

– lecture: „ Pōrando Nihon kankeishi” [History of Poland-Japan relations], Shōwa Women University, Tokyo, May 2013

– lecture (as the keynote speaker) „ Nihon ni nemuru Pōrandojintachi. Senbotsusha no kinen ni” [In Memoriam: The Polish soldiers laid in peace in Japan], the 45th Congress of the Military History Society of Japan, Ise, June 2011

– lecture: „Nihon ni okeru Pōrandojin bohi no tansaku ni kansuru shomondai” [Some problems concerning the search of Polish graves in Japan], Meijō University, Nagoya-Kani, June 2011

– lecture: „Nihon ni okeru Porandojin bohi” [Polish graves in Japan], Kōgakukan University, Ise, June 2011
– paper: „In Search of Polish Traces in Japan in the 21th Century”, the international conference „Japan: New Challenges in the 21st Century”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, November 2010

– lecture: „ Pōrando to Nihon” [Poland and Japan], Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, November 2009

– lecture: „Chūnichi Pōrando taishi Tadeushi Romeru to Pōrando Nihon kankei” [Ambassador Tadeusz Romer in Japan and Polish-Japanese relations], the opening ceremony of the exhibition „Tadeusz Romer – Diplomat and Emigrant”, Embassy of Poland, Tokyo, April 2008

– paper: ”A New Image of the Japanese Emperor – Mutsuhito and His Six Great Imperial Tours of the Country 1872-1885”, the international conference „Civilisation of Evolution. Civilisation of Revolution”, Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Maggha, Krakow 2007

– paper: „Pōrando to Sugihara Chiune” [Poland and Sugihara Chiune], the international symposium „Horokōsuto to Sugihara Chiune “ [Holocaust and Sugihara Chiune], Meijō University, Nagoya-Kani, December 2006

– paper: „Professor Wiesław Kotański (1915-2005). Outstanding Scholar in Japanese Studies”, the international conference „Japanese Studies in the 21st Century – Beyond Borders. Wiesław Kotański in Memoriam”, Warsaw, May 2006

– lecture (as the keynote speaker): „Pōrando – Tsuruga – Nihon. Yūkō kankei no tōrimichi” [Poland – Tsuruga – Japan. The way for friendly relations], the 56th General Meeting of the Council for Research on Regional History (Chihōshi Kenkyū Kyōgikai), Tsuruga, October 2005

– paper : ”The Russo-Japanese War and Its Impact on Polish-Japanese Relations in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”, the international conference „The Russo-Japanese War and the World: A Centennial Perspective”, National Institute for Defense Studies International Forum on War History, Japan Defense Agency, Tokyo, September 2004

– paper: „Nichiro sensō to Nippō kankei” [the Russo-Japanese war and Polish-Japanese relations], the international symposium „Nichiro sensō hyakushunen” [the 100th anniversary of Russo-Japanese war], Meijimura-Inuyama, October 2004

– paper: ”Nichiro sensō to Pōrando” [the Russo-Japanese war and Poland], the international symposium, at Slavic Research Center (Surabu Kenkyūjo), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, October 2004

– 3 papers on Polish-Japanese military cooperation (1904-1945), seminars at National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, February 2001

– paper: „Major Fukushima Yasumasa and his influence on the Japanese perception of Poland at the turn of the 19th century”, the 8th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies, Budapest, August 1997

– paper: „Polish-Japanese Co-operation during the Russo-Japanese War. The role of Józef Piłsudski and Roman Dmowski”, the international conference “Globalism, Regionalism and Nationalism: Asia in Search of its Role in the 21st Century”, Makuhari, September 1996

– lecture: “Polish-Japanese Secret Co-operation during the World War II. Sugihara Chiune and the Polish Intelligence”, during the meeting of Asiatic Society of Japan, Tokyo, March 1995

– paper: “The ‘unique’ character of the Emperor – the Main Leader of the Modern Japan. (comparative study on the position of the constitutional monarchs in Japan, Poland and Prussia)”, the 7th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies, Copenhagen, August 1994

Reviewing activities
member of the Research Council of „Silva Iaponicarum“ and „Analecta Nipponica“

Reviewing activities
member of the Research Council of „Silva Iaponicarum“ and „Analecta Nipponica“

– Verba et imagines Iaponie. Nowe trendy i kierunki badań w polskiej japonistyce [New trends and directions of research in Polish Japanology], ed. A. Bednarczyk, M. Leśniczak, W. J. Nowak, Wydawnictwa Naukowe Uniwersytetu M. Kopernika, Toruń 2014

– Edward J. Drea, Cesarska armia Japonii 1853-1945 [Japan’s Imperial Army. Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945], for: WUJ, Kraków 2012

– Iwona Kordzińska-Nawrocka, “Ulotny świat ukiyo”. Obraz kultury mieszczańskiej w twórczości Ihary Saikaku [Ukiyo “floating world”, depiction of the culture of townspeople in works of Ihara Saikaku], for: WUW, Warszawa 2010

– Conrad Totman, Historia Japonii [A history of Japan], WUJ, Kraków 2009

– Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi, Estetyka i sztuka japońska [Japanese aesthetics and art], for: TAiWPN UNIVERSITAS, Kraków 2009

– Arkadiusz Tarnowski, Polska i Japonia 1989-2004. Stosunki polityczne, gospodarcze i kulturalne [Poland and Japan 1989-2004. Political, economic and cultural relations], for: Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2009

– Jacek Mendyk, Wielcy wojownicy Japonii. Toyotomi Hideyoshi 1537-1598 [Great warriors of Japan. Toyotomi Hideyoshi], for: Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2009

– Iwona Kordzińska-Nawrocka, Japońska kultura kulinarna [Japanese culinary culture] for: Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2008

– Zbigniew Osiński, Polskie kontakty teatralne z Orientem w XX wieku [Polish theatrical contacts with the Orient], 2 vols., for: Słowo/obraz/terytoria, Warszawa 2007

– Maciej Kanert, Starożytna Japonia. Miejsca, ludzie, historia [Ancient Japan. Places, people, history] for: WUJ, Kraków 2006

– Mirosław Łuczko, Rola Ito Hirobumiego i Yamagaty Aritomo w życiu politycznym Japonii okresu Meiji (1868-1912) [Role of Ito Hirobumi and Yamagata Aritomo in political life of Japan in Meiji period], Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2006

– Iwona Merklejn, Brat Zeno Żebrowski. Polski misjonarz w japońskich mediach [Brother Zeno Zebrowski. Polish missionary in Japanese media], Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2006

– Patrycja Niedbalska, Suzuki Kantaro (1867-1948) a zakończenie wojny w Azji i na Pacyfiku [Suzuki Kantaro and finishing of Asia-Pacific war], Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2005

– Estetyka japońska [Japanese aesthetics], vol. 2: Słowa i obrazy [Words and images], ed. K. Wilkoszewska, for: TAiWPN UNIVERSITAS, Kraków 2005

– Estetyka japońska [Japanese aesthetics], vol. 3: Estetyka życia i piękno umierania [The aesthetics of life and the beauty of death], ed. K. Wilkoszewska, for: TAiWPN UNIVERSITAS, Kraków 2005

– Marcin Bruczkowski, Bezsenność w Tokio [Sleeplessness in Tokyo] (Rosner & Wspólnicy, Warszawa 2004), for: „Polityka”, www.polityka.com.pl/ czytelnia 2004

– Michał Kołodziejski, Takahashi Korekiyo (1854-1936) a gospodarka międzywojennej Japonii [Takahashi Korekiyo and the economy of Japan in the interwar period], Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2004

– Curtis Andressen, Krótka historia Japonii. Od samurajów do Sony [A short history of Japan. From samurai to Sony], for: Wydawnictwo Akademickie DIALOG, Warszawa 2004

– Bandō Hiroshi, Pōrandojin to Nichiro sensō. Polacy wobec wojny japońsko-rosyjskiej [Poles towards the Russo-Japanese war] (Aoki Shoten, Tōkyō 1995), for: „Japonica”, Nr 8/1998, WUW, pp.151-153

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