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FacultyMajor in East Asian Studies
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
Commentator Guide
Last Updated :2020/09/03

Education and Career


  •   1995 04  - 1999 03 , Tokyo Woman's Christian University, College of Culture and Communication

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2020 04 ,  - 現在, Kindai University
  •   2018 04 ,  - 2020 03 , Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • The Later Years of Ru Zhijuan : A Study of her Last Novel "Genshang, Genshang", 松村 志乃, 現代中国 = Modern China : 研究年報, 現代中国 = Modern China : 研究年報, (92), 107 - 118, Oct. 2018 , Refereed
  • Wang Anyi's "Shanghai" : Focusing on "Changhenge", MATSUMURA Shino, 中国研究月報, 中国研究月報, 65(11), 35 - 51, Nov. 2011 , Refereed
    Summary:"Changhenge" was written by Wang Anyi in 1995 as an urban novel of Shanghai when rapid change occurred in Shanghai accompanied with economic growth of China. The text took up a life of a woman and expressed the Wang Anyi's primitive image of Shanghai which had been lost with urbanization. The death of heroine who is a symbol of "Old Shanghai" is discussed as an ironical opinion against the current images of "Old Shanghai" in 1990's. Based on above analyses, this paper concludes that Wang Anyi's "Shanghai" in "Changhenge" shows critical ideas about today's Shanghai including the modernization in China.
  • Wang Anyi's view of literature in the first half of 1990s: focusing on "Xinling Shijie: Wang Anyi's lecture of novels", MATSUMURA Shino, Monthly journal of Chinese affairs, Monthly journal of Chinese affairs, 64(2), 17 - 31, Feb. 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:In 1990s, Wang Anyi was in identity crisis as a writer because Tiananmen Square protests shattered her world view she had believed. In 1993, she gave a literature lecture at Fudan University and stated that Chinese writer wasn't a traditional intellectual who enlightened the people, but a mere expert on writing novels as Xinling Shijie today. Therefore, this paper is written from a point of view that the purpose of her literary lecture is re-establishment of her identity as a writer. At the same time, it is also pointed out the concept of Xinling Shijie which describes her ideal novel contains many problems. One of the problems is that she hasn't proved how the new concept exists today. Based on the above analysis, this paper concludes the lecture indicated her serious distress induced by the identity problem, which is wavering between traditional self-understanding and new one as an expert of writing.
  • The Xungen literature in the work of Wang Anyi, Matsumura Shino, Monthly journal of Chinese affairs, Monthly journal of Chinese affairs, 62(4), 32 - 45, Apr. 2008 , Refereed
    Summary:In the history of Chinese contemporary literature, Wang Anyi has been regarded as a writer who expressed a thought of Xungen in Xiaobaozhuang. However, in the previous analyses, it was not examined how discussion of Xungen exerted an influence on her works. Therefore, this paper is written from the point of view that she constructed her original aspect of Xungen, which is a quest for the roots of blood in her own life, including the stuff of human beings and the essence of Chinese culture. At the same time, it is also pointed out that her other works during 1980's also picked up above theme. Xungen was continued to be a significant theme in her works during 1990's, when the enthusiasm to Xungen Literature was past over.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • “Mother” in Wang Wnyi's literature, MATSUMURA Shino, Traveling Text/Image/Media: The Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Conference,   2015 06 19