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The emergence of queer nature: Minakata Kumagusu (1867-1941) and the making of microbial paradigm 1887-1900

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The Japanese independent naturalist-polymath Minakata Kumagusu (1867-1941) fascinated scholars of modern Japan with his prolific work that traversed disciplinary boundaries. Yet, the state-centred history writing could not make sense of what underlined his seemingly discursive works and actions, naturally. The thesis elucidates a cohesive account of his transdisciplinary knowledge formation for the first time. It does so by decolonising modern Japanese intellectual history through a novel met...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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