Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University
Noboru Ishikawa (Ph.D. in Anthropology, The Graduate Center – The City University of New York) is a professor of anthropology at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He has conducted fieldwork in Sarawak (Malaysia) and West Kalimantan (Indonesia) over the past three decades, exploring issues such as the construction of national space in the borderland, highland–lowland relations, the stateless in Southeast Asian histories, plantation system, commodification of natural resources, and relations between nature and non-nature in the Anthopocene.
His publications include the following: Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human-Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier (2019 Springer), Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland (2010 NUS Press; 2010 Ohio University Press; 2010 NIAS Press), Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas (2010 Routledge), and Flows and Movements in Southeast Asia: New Approaches to Transnationalism (2011 Kyoto University Press), and『境界の社会史：国家が所有を宣言するとき』（2008京都大学学術出版会）, Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa (2005 Kyoto University Press; Trans Pacific Press 2005).
Kenny-Lazar, M. and Ishikawa, N. 2019. “Mega-Plantations: Landscape of Displacement”, Environment and Society Vol.10, Issue 1, Megaprojects (Guest Editors: Seth Schindler and Simin Fadaee), pp. 63-82.
Ishikawa, N. and Soda, R. 2019. “Commodification of Nature on the Plantation Frontier”, N. Ishikawa and R. Soda (eds.), Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human-Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier, pp. 1-22, Singapore: Springer Nature.
Ishikawa, Mayumi. and Ishikawa, Noboru. 2019. “Commodified Frontier: Jungle Produce Trade and the Kemena Basin Society, Sarawak, in History”, N. Ishikawa and R. Soda (eds.), Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human-Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier, pp. 111-122, Singapore: Springer Nature.
Ishikawa, N. 2019. “Into a New Epoch: Capitalist Nature in the Plantationocene”, N. Ishikawa and R. Soda (eds.), Anthropogenic Tropical Forests: Human-Nature Interfaces on the Plantation Frontier, pp. 589- 594, Singapore: Springer Nature.
Ishikawa, N. 2018. “Genesis of the State Boundary: Frontier Commodification in Maritime Southeast Asia”, International Handbook on Asian Borderlands, Alexander Horstmann, Alessandro Rippa, Martin Saxer, and Marlen Elders. (eds.), pp. 168-179, London: Routledge.
2017 Jayl, Langub. and Ishikawa, N. 2017. “Community, River and Basin: Watersheds in Northern Sarawak as a Social Linkage”, Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture, (eds.) Victor King, Zawawi Ibrahim and Noor Hasharina Hassan, pp.365-385, Singapore: Springer.
2016 Haraway, Donna., Ishikawa, N., Gilbert, F. Scott., Olwig, Kenneth. Tsing, L. Anna. and Bubandt, Nils., “Anthropologists are Talking – About the Anthropocene”, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, Vol.81, Issue 3.