IOWC Research Associate: Hideaki Suzuki

Hideaki Suzuki is Associate Professor at the School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan. He gained a BA in history from Gakushuin University (Japan) in 2001 and an MA in history from Keio University (Japan) in 2003, and received a PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2010 with this thesis on slave traders in the 19th century western Indian Ocean World.

Proficient in Japanese, English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili, Hideaki Suzuki has received a number of prestigious research awards including a Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation award (2008) to investigate the "Slave Trade and Gujarati Merchants in the 19th century western Indian Ocean World;" and a Fuji Zerox Kobasyashi Setsutaro Memorial Research award (2007) to research "Continuity and transformation of traditional maritime trade in the 19th century Indian Ocean World".

Hideaki Suzuki's current interests include slave trade and slavery in the IOW; seasonality of trade and life in the IOW (the cycle of production, exchange and migration within and across the major regions of the IOW, and the connections between them); the role of the whale as a major component both of the marine life of the IOW of and of human imagination, legend, and even worship; and the Kuchchhi merchant diaspora from the eighteenth to twentieth century.

He is currently working on a book project on the nineteenth century slave traders in the western IOW.


Contact Information
Indian Ocean World Centre
Peterson Hall
3460 McTavish Street, Room 100
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0E6
Canada
hideaki.suzuki@mail.mcgill.ca

Publications

Books

2004 Co-author (with Kazuhiro Shimizu, Hiroshi Takayama, Naoko Fukami, Yuji Arai, Keiko Tsuruta and Mu-pin Bao), NHK Special Bunmei no michi 4: Isuramu to jyuji-gun (NHK Special Roads of Civilizations 4: Islam and Crusade). Tokyo: NHK Publication.
 

Articles, Chapters and Reviews

Forthcoming "Some Observations on the Rigby Manumission List, 1860-1861." History in Africa.

Forthcoming "Indo-yo Nishi Kaiiki ni okeru 'Dorei-sen gari': 19 seikidorei-koueki haizetsu katsudou no ichi-danmen" ("'Slaver Hunting' in the western Indian Ocean: A section of the 19th century anti-slave trade activities"). Afurika Kenkyu.

2011 "19seiki higashi-Afurika enganbu-shakai no dorei-sei to gender: Swahili-jin no kansyuu wo tegakari ni shite" ("Slavery and Gender in 19th century east African coastal society: with reference to 'Desturi za Wasuwahili'"). In Hito no ido/ Bunka no kousa (Human Movements & Cultural Crossing), edited by Toshie Awaya and Yuko Matsumoto, 65-85. Tokyo: Akashi Syoten.

2011 "Sayyid bin Sultan botshu-go no Afurika tairiku toubu ryoudo wo meguru keii: dorei ryuutsuu kouzou ni okeru enganbu Suwahili shakai no kinou-henka ni kansuru tsuiron" ("On the inheritance problem on the east African territory after the death of Sayyid Sa'id: a supplement of transformation of coastal Swahili society in the context of slave distribution"). Suwahili & Afurika Kenkyu 22: 1-24.

2010 Review of Afruika-shi (African history), edited by Junzo Kawada. Afurika-kenkyu 78: 87-89.

2009 "Nushi Be ni gyoshuku sareru 19seiki Indo-yo nishi-kaiiki sekai" ("The Western Indian Ocean World through the prism of Nosy Be island"). Serasera 21.

2009 Review of Afarashii Afurika-shi-zo wo motomete (A New Perspective on African History), edited by Chizuko Tominaga and Yoko Nagahara. Shigaku-zasshi 118.4: 118-128.

2008 "Indo-yo ni okeru Kattchi Bhatiya komunitee no katudou" ("Kutch Bhattiya Activity in the Indian Ocean World"). Siruku road kenkyu 30: 20-22.

2008 "Indo-yo kaiiki sekai no nakano Kattchi chihou" ("Kutch in the Indian Ocean World") Siruku road kenkyu 30, pp. 4-19.

2007 "Kaiiki jyojyutu no kanousei wo kangaeru" ("Considering Historical Writing on the Maritime World"). In Higashi-ajia kaiiki kouryuu-shi genchi cyoosa kenkyuu: Chiiki, Kankyoo, Sinsei (Field Research Study on Cross Cultural History on East Asian Maritime World: Region, Environment, Mentality) vol. 2, 181-183.

2007 "Dorei ryutsu kouzou ni okeru 19seiki enganbu Swahili shakai no hisyudatuchika" ("19th Century Coastal Swahili Society in the Context of Slave Distribution"). Suwahili & Afurika Kenkyu18: 21-36.

2007 "Indo-yo nishi-kaiiki to kindai: dorei-no ryustu-wo jireini shite" ("The Western Indian ocean and Modernity: A Case Study of Slave Distribution"). Shigaku-zasshi 116.7: 1-33.

2006"Between profit and power: The Dutch East India Company and institutional early modernities in the age of mercantilism." In Between the Middle Ages and modernity: Individual and community in the early modern world, edited by Jerry H. Bentley and H. Parker, 285-306. New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield.

2005 "Qanbalu Tou ni kansuru shin-kaisyaku" ("A New Interpretion of Qanbalu Island"). Oriento48.1: 154-170.
 

Encyclopedia Entries and Essays

2011 "Kaze to tomoni kisetsu ha meguru: Fieldwork kara mietekuru Indo-yo nishi kaiiki sekai no rhythm" ("Wind blows, season goes: Rhythm in the western Indian Ocean World, viewed from fieldwork"). Field-plus 5: 20-22.

2010 8 items (e.g. "Nile source exploration," "Bushiri's resistance," etc.). In Sekaishi Shiryoo shyuu(Collection of materials for world history) vol. 8, edited by Rekishigaku Kenkyuu-kai. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten.

2009 "19seiki Indo-yo nishi kaiiki ni okeru Dorei-koueki to Gujarat shoonin" ("Slave trade and Gujarati merchants in the 19th century western Indian Ocean"). Kenkyu houkokusyo 46: 106-109. Zaidan Hojin Mishima Kaiun Kinen Zaidan.

2008 "Madora wa iccyaku no fuku to koppu hitotsu de tabidatta: Suwahili sekai no Bhattiyaa tachi" ("Madra left with a suit of clothes and a single cup: Bhattiya in the Swahili World"). Shizen to bunka sosite kotoba (Nature, Culture and Language) 4: 60-70.

2008 "Kaigai cyousa houkoku (Madagasukaru)" ("Overseas Fieldwork Report: Madagascar"). Lingua-Culture Contextual Studies in Ethnic Conflicts of the World (Osaka University) 1: 231-233.

2008 "Vietnam nanbu choosa (2007nen 3gatsu)" ("Fieldwork Report: Southern Vietnam, March 2007"). Rikkyo daigaku nihongaku kenkyuu-jyo nenpoo 7: 158-166.

2008 Review of Isuramu no kokujin dorei (Islam's Black Slaves), by Ronald Segal (translated by Kunihiro Shidara). Isuramu sekai 70: 95-102.

2008 "Wangansyokoku (Qataaru, UAE) genchi cyoosa houkoku" ("Fieldwork Report: Gulf Countries, Qatar, UAE"). In Nagoya 4, pp. 45-52.

2007 "Densetsu no koukaishi Ibn Majid" ("Ibn Majid: a legendary pilot"). UAE 42: 23-26.

2007 Review of Kaiiki kara mita sekai (World History viewed from the Ocean), by Hikoitchi Yajima.Rekishi-gaku kenkyu 831: 48-51, 62.

2006 "Umi ni ikita chisikijin Ibn Majid: 500nen no jikuu wo koete" ("Ibn Majid, an Intellectual who lived on the Ocean"). Ajia Yuugaku 86: 74-78.

2006 "Suwahili chiiki, Keniya/Tanzania" ("Swahili Region: Kenya and Tanzania"). In Sekai no minzoku isyou jiten (Encyclopaedia of World Ethnic Costumes), edited by Kaoru Tanno, 166-169. Tokyo: Tokyodo Shuppan.

2006 "Nishi-Afurika chiiki, Cameroon" ("West Africa: Cameroon"). ibidem, 170-172.

2006 "Kaiko to tenboo: Afurika" ("Review and Prospect: Africa"). Shigaku-zasshi 115.5: 336-339.

2005 Review of The Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia, edited by Gwyn Campbell. Oriento 48.2: 179-185.