Hugh de Ferranti is a researcher of Japanese music culture and history. The bulk of his publications concern the biwa traditions, and music making among diverse minorities during the era of modern Japanese imperialism and colonialism. He has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of New England, and Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Relevant publications
2013 Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond. Co-edited with Alison Tokita. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4094-1111-6
2013 “Music-making among Koreans in Colonial-Era Osaka.” In: Hugh de Ferranti and Alison Tokita (eds.) 2013: 229-254
2012 “Colonial era songs popular among the Osaka zainichi Korean community.” Co-authored with Cho Bak, Gengo Bunka Ronsō 17: 75-105
2009 “Music and diaspora in the second metropolis: the Okinawan and Korean musicians of interwar Osaka.” Japanese Studies (September 2009 issue): Vol. 29, No. 2: 234-253
2009 The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University East Asia Series. ISBN 978-1-933947-13-6