KOBAYASHI Satoru

Position: Associate Professor

MAIL: kobasa [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Cross-regional Studies

Area

Area Studies、Anthropology

Research Interests

Topology of religious places of worship in Southeast Asia
Creation of public sphere in post-conflict societies
Role of diversity in resilience of livelihoods and life



Topology of religious places of worship in Southeast Asia
For going beyond the conventional typology of Southeast Asian religion, which applies the division between world religion such as Buddhism and local religious culture includes animistic elements, this study investigate religous places of worship in the region by paying attentions to people’s practice obserbable at those sites for the purpose of presenting the new framework for describing local religious culture in Southeast Asia.

Creation of public sphere in post-conflict societies
This aims to re-examine the universal concepts of social scienice such as democracy and publicness by exploring the dynamism of creation/expansion of public sphere in post-conflict societies such as Cambodia. It expecially pays attention to the process how the people think and move into action for benefits of the one who do not know names includes subsequent generation. Cambodia is the main area of study, but it will make comparision with the situationin East Timor and Myanmar.

Role of diversity in resilience of livelihoods and life
This is to investigate the significance of diversity in human lives. With the special attentions to the function and role of diversity in livelihoods of rural polulation in Southeast Asia, it would illustrate the actual process of social changes in the era of moderninzation and globalization, which would show a kind of decline of diversity based on a locality. Moreover, it will try to cultivate a philosophical argument on the desirable future development paths for rural communities in the region through dialoges with local villagers, development practicioners, government agencys and academiscs in diverse disciplines.

  • Kobayashi Satoru. 2018. “Diversity and Vulnerability: Do recent changes cause a loss of resilience of rural livelihoods in Cambodia?” A paper presented at the international conference “Southeast Asian Studies in Asia 2017”, held at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand on December 18, 2017.
  • Kobayashi Satoru, Hayashi Yukio, Sasagawa Hideo, Takahashi Miwa eds. 2017. Mapping Buddhist Cultures among Theravadin in Time and Splace. Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • 小林知. 2017. 「重なり合う村落と都市」『東南アジア地域研究入門2 社会』山本信人監修・宮原曉編、慶応大学出版会.
  • 小林知. 2013. 「カンボジア農村における仏教施設の種類と形成過程」『東南アジア研究』51(1).
  • 小林知. 2011.『カンボジア村落世界の再生』(地域研究叢書23)京都大学学術出版会.

  • 科学研究費補助金「変容する生業とコネクティビティからみたカンボジア農村社会の生存基盤に関する研究」(基盤B、海外学術、2015-2017、代表者)
  • 科学研究費補助金「カンボジア仏教の再生と変容に関する総合的研究: ヒト・モノ・カネの移動と制度の再編」(若手B、2009-12、代表者)
  • 科学研究費補助金「東南アジアにおける社会革命と社会的結合の変化・持続: カンボジア農村を中心として」(若手研究スタートアップ、2007-8、代表者)
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Exploring Sustainable Humanosphere in Rural Cambodia through Interdisciplinary Research on Changing Connectivity and Livelihoods” (Scientific Research B, 2015-2017, Principal researcher)
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research “A Comprehensive Study of Rebirth and Transformation of Cambodian Buddhism: Flows of Specialists, Objects, and Money and Reformations of religious policies” (Young Scientists B, 2009-2012, Principal researcher)
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Impact of Social Revolution toward Changes and Persistence of Social Bonds: A Case Study in the post-socialist rural Cambodia” (Young Scientists for Start-up, 2007-2008, Principal researcher)