Research Profile

Kiri Paramore

Biography

Kiri Paramore is Professor of Asian Studies in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork. His last book, Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2016), was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award winner. Other books include Ideology and Christianity in Japan (Routledge, 2009), and Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies (Bloomsbury, 2016). His articles have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, the Journal of Asian Studies, the Journal of Early Modern History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, the Journal of Japanese Studies, and the Proceedings of the British Academy, etc. He currently serves as chief editor of the Cambridge History of Confucianism, and as one of the authors of the new Cambridge History of Japan.

Paramore was born and grew up in Sydney and studied Asian Studies and Asian History at the Australian National University, Canberra (B.A.S. (1997) Hons. (1999)). While completing his studies he worked for the Australian Department of Defence, and after graduation the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Under the auspices of a Japanese Ministry of Education and Science research scholarship he completed two postgraduate degrees in intellectual history at the University of Tokyo (M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006). Between 2007 and 2019 he taught history and Asian Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taipei, the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and a number of institutes and universities in Japan.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History.
Kiri Paramore (2016) Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   [Details]
(2009)Ideology and Christianity in Japan.
Kiri Paramore (2009) Ideology and Christianity in Japan. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'The Transnational Archive of the Sinosphere: The Early Modern East Asian Information Order'
Kiri Paramore (2018) 'The Transnational Archive of the Sinosphere: The Early Modern East Asian Information Order' In: Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham and Liesbeth Corens (eds). Archives and Information in the Early Modern World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.   [DOI] [Details]
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(2012)'Confucianism versus feudalism: The ShÅheizaka academy and late Tokugawa reform'
Kiri Paramore; (2012) 'Confucianism versus feudalism: The ShÅheizaka academy and late Tokugawa reform' In: Uncharted Waters: Intellectual Life in the Edo Period. Leiden: Brill. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies
Kiri Paramore (Ed.). (2016) Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies London: Bloomsbury.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'LIBERALISM, CULTURAL PARTICULARISM, AND THE RULE OF LAW IN MODERN EAST ASIA: THE ANTI-CONFUCIAN ESSENTIALISMS OF CHEN DUXIU AND FUKUZAWA YUKICHI COMPARED'
(2018) 'LIBERALISM, CULTURAL PARTICULARISM, AND THE RULE OF LAW IN MODERN EAST ASIA: THE ANTI-CONFUCIAN ESSENTIALISMS OF CHEN DUXIU AND FUKUZAWA YUKICHI COMPARED'. Modern Intellectual History, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Premodern Secularism'
(2017) 'Premodern Secularism'. Japan Review, [Details]
(2008)'Early Japanese Christian Thought Reexamined: Confucian Ethics, Catholic Authority, and the Issue of Faith in the Scholastic Theories of Habian, Gomez, and Ricci'
Kiri Paramore; (2008) 'Early Japanese Christian Thought Reexamined: Confucian Ethics, Catholic Authority, and the Issue of Faith in the Scholastic Theories of Habian, Gomez, and Ricci'. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Chinese medicine, Western medicine and confucianism: Japanese state medicine and the knowledge cosmopolis of early modern east Asia'
Paramore, K.; (2017) 'Chinese medicine, Western medicine and confucianism: Japanese state medicine and the knowledge cosmopolis of early modern east Asia'. Journal of Early Modern History, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Confucian Ritual and Sacred Kingship: Why the Emperors Did not Rule Japan'
Paramore, K.; (2016) 'Confucian Ritual and Sacred Kingship: Why the Emperors Did not Rule Japan'. Comparative Studies in Society and History, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Civil Religion and Confucianism: Japan's Past, China's Present, and the Current Boom in Scholarship on Confucianism'
Paramore, K.; (2015) 'Civil Religion and Confucianism: Japan's Past, China's Present, and the Current Boom in Scholarship on Confucianism'. Journal of Asian Studies, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Political modernity and secularization: Thoughts from the japanese eighteenth and nineteenth centuries'
Paramore, K.; (2012) 'Political modernity and secularization: Thoughts from the japanese eighteenth and nineteenth centuries'. Journal of Religious History, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The nationalization of confucianism: Academism, examinations, and bureaucratic governance in the late Tokugawa state'
Paramore, K.; (2012) 'The nationalization of confucianism: Academism, examinations, and bureaucratic governance in the late Tokugawa state'. Journal of Japanese Studies, [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Early Japanese Christian thought reexamined: Confucian ethics, catholic authority, and the issue of faith in the scholastic theories of Habian, Gomez, and Ricci'
Paramore, K.; (2008) 'Early Japanese Christian thought reexamined: Confucian ethics, catholic authority, and the issue of faith in the scholastic theories of Habian, Gomez, and Ricci'. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, [Details]
(2006)'Hayashi Razanâ¿¿s redeployment of anti-Christian discourse: the fabrication of Haiyaso'
Paramore, K.; (2006) 'Hayashi Razanâ¿¿s redeployment of anti-Christian discourse: the fabrication of Haiyaso'. Japan Forum, [DOI] [Details]

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