Personnel Information


KAI Yoshiaki


Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences


Associate Professor

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Literature

    University, 2004.03, Graduated, JAPAN

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Art History

    Master's Course, 2006.03, Completed, JAPAN

  • The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Ph. D. Program in Art History, Art History

    Doctor's Course, 2012.02, Completed, UNITED STATES

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Ph.D. in Art History, Aesthetics and studies on art, The City University of New York (U.S.A), Coursework, 2012.02

  • Master of Arts, Aesthetics and studies on art, The University of Tokyo, Coursework, 2006.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Niigata University Faculty of Humanities Department of Humanities, Associate Professor, 2013.04 -

  • Niigata University Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture Contemporary Cultural Studies, Associate Professor, 2013.04 -

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2011.04 - 2013.03

  • Tokyo Zokei University, Adjunct Lecturer, 2011.04 - 2013.03

  • Meiji University, Adjunct Lecturer, 2012.04 - 2013.03

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • The Japan Art History Society, 2005.05 - , JAPAN

  • The Japanese Society for Aesthetics, 2005.05 - , JAPAN

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Aesthetics and studies on art

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Museum Attendant


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Distinctiveness and Universality: Reconsidering New Japanese Photography, Yoshiaki Kai, Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol.3, No.2, 2013.04, English

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Yasufumi Nakamori, ed., For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979(分担執筆) , Yoshiaki Kai, Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 2015.02, English

    Scholarly Book, Allotment Writing

  • Fifty Key Writers on Photography (分担執筆), Mark Durden, editor, London and New York: Routledge, 2013.01, English

    Book (general), Allotment Writing

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Against Spectacles: A Note on Kazutomo Tashiro's "When Hamayuris are in Bloom" , No.3, pp.165-173, 2013.01, Japanese

    Introduction and explanation (others), Single Author

  • Contemporary Photography and the Antitheatrical Tradition: An Interview with Michael Fried, Michael Fried, Yoshiaki Kai, No.9, pp.10-51, 2010.05, Japanese

    Other article, Multiple Authorship

  • Photography Beyond Borders: An Interview with Christopher Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Yoshiaki Kai, No.8, pp.292-305, 2009.05, Japanese

    Other article, Multiple Authorship

  • Rewriting the History of Photography: An Interview with Geoffrey Batchen, Geoffrey Batchen, Yoshiaki Kai, No.7, pp.105-127, 2008.04, Japanese

    Other article, Multiple Authorship