Shigeharu Tanabe

Shigeharu Tanabe is Professor of Anthropology at Otani University, Kyoto. He is one of Japanʼs leading social anthropologists and has worked in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia for nearly four decades. His recent works include Ecology and Practical Technology: Peasant Farming Systems in Thailand (White Lotus, 1994), Wearing the Yellow Robe, Wearing the Black Garbs: A Story of a Peasant Leader in Northern Thailand (Chulalongkorn University Press, 2004, in Thai), and the edited volume with Charles F. Keyes, Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos (RoutledgeCurzon, 2002).