Bio


Research Areas:

-Early Modern Japanese painting

- Warrior culture

- Ukiyoe (especially actors and shini-e)

- Horses in Japanese art

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Professor (By courtesy), Art & Art History

Administrative Appointments


  • Research Fellow, Waseda University, Tokyo (1975 - 1976)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (1980 - 1989)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford University (1989 - 2001)
  • Professor, Stanford University (2001 - Present)
  • Executive Director, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study, Yokohama (2001 - 2002)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Amherst College (1979 - 1980)
  • Instructor, University of Denver (1978 - 1979)
  • Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (2002 - 2003)
  • Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities (1988 - 1988)
  • Fellowship, Social Science Research Council and Joint Committee, Japanese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies (1983 - 1984)
  • Fellowship, Japan Foundation (1980 - 1980)
  • Violet Andrews Whittier Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (1991 - 1992)

Honors & Awards


  • John Whitney Hall Prize for Best Book in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1992-3, Association for Asian Studies (1994)
  • Bing Teaching Initiative Award, Stanford University (1991)
  • Stanford University Award for directing prize-winning undergraduate thesis on Japanese paper-making, Stanford University (1990)
  • Subventions from Getty, Burke, and Suntory Foundations for Taiga's True Views, Getty, Burke, and Suntory Foundations (1990)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Departmental Commencement Speaker, Stanford University (2010 - 2010)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC), Stanford University (2009 - 2011)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Stanford University (2009 - 2011)
  • Member, Faculty Grants Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Member, Tenure Committee, James Reichert (Asian Languages), Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair, Undergrad Admissions Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2004 - Present)
  • Member, Search Committee, Japanese Literature position, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Search Committee, Japanese Literature position, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Art Department Undergraduate Minor Program Advisor, Stanford University (1998 - 2001)
  • Art Department Undergraduate Minor Program Advisor, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Stanford Art Department, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (1997 - 2002)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2004 - 2006)
  • Member, Art Department Executive Committee, Stanford University (1999 - 2000)
  • Member, Art Department Liaison with Stanford Museum, Stanford University (1998 - 1998)
  • Ad Hoc Committee Member, Albert Elsen Memorial Resolution
  • Member, Editorial Board, Stanford University Press
  • Member,Art Department Search Committee for Slide Librarian, Stanford University
  • Chair, Art Department Faculty Meetings, Standford University (1989 - 1990)
  • Chair, Art Department Teaching Load Committee, Stanford University (1989 - 1990)
  • Art Department Curriculum Self-Study Committee member, Stanford University (1988 - 1989)
  • Chair, Art Department Search Committee for Chinese Art Historian, Standford University (1984 - 1988)
  • Member, Center for East Asian Studies Program Committee, Stanford University
  • Chair, Center for East Asian Studies Program Committee, Stanford University (1992 - 1993)
  • Member,CEAS Faculty Grants Committee, Stanford University (1996 - Present)
  • Chair, CEAS Faculty Grants Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 2000)
  • Freshman Advisor, Standford University (1986 - 1987)
  • Faculty Marshall, Standford University (1981 - 1981)
  • Faculty Marshall, Standford University (1982 - 1982)
  • Faculty Marshall, Standford University (1985 - 1985)
  • Faculty Marshall, Standford University (1986 - 1986)
  • Ad Hoc Committee, head and author of text, John La Plante Memorial Resolution, Standford University
  • Member, Editorial Board, Impressions
  • Outside Reviewer, Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Studies, University of Norwich (2002 - 2002)
  • Member of doctoral defense committee for Lee Bruschke-Johnson, University of Leiden (2002 - 2002)
  • Executive Director, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (2001 - 2002)
  • Advisory Board Member, Asia Society Gallery, New York (1992 - 1999)
  • Instructor of Record, year-long Arts of Japan course, Society for Asian Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (1993 - 1994)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Society for Asian Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • Member, Northeast Asia Area Council, Association for Asian Studies (1990 - 1993)
  • Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Manuscript Reviewer, University of California Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Stanford University Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, University of Washington Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Harcourt
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Ars Orientalis
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Art Bulletin
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Impressions
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Japanese Studies
  • Reviewer, Getty Foundation Grants Committee (yearly)
  • Listed in Who's Who of Women, Cambridge Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (1985 - 1985)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., History of Art, History of Art (1979)
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, History of Art (1972)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Asian Studies (1966)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


horse culture of Japan.

2016-17 Courses


All Publications


  • A Six-Fold Screen [Garden Nocturne] Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 33
  • To Hell and Back Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 68-71
  • A Rare Kakiemon Tile Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 60-61
  • A Chawan Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Takeuchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 22-23
  • Asobi Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 2
  • Skeletons in Japanese Art The Japanese Aesthetic Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 184-185
  • Japanese Screens for the West The Japanese Aesthetic Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 134-135
  • Fine Eight Panel Fusuma [Sliding doors] Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 30-31
  • A Documentary Pair of Six-Fold Sceens Depicting the Blomhoff Family Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Tekauchi, M. South Kensington: Christie’s. 2013: 52-53
  • Review, Heaven Has a Face; So Does Hell: The Art of the Noh Mask Impressions Takeuchi, M. 2012; 33: 128-134
  • Birds of a Feather: Jakuchû, Natural Science, and the Artistic Imagination Orientations Takeuchi, M. 2012; 43 (3): 52-61
  • A Smile that Says It All Whip Takeuchi, M. 2012; 40 (3): 26-29
  • The Irresistible and Irrepressible Gerard: A Canadian transplant from The Netherlands combines business acumen with seemingly boundless energy and goodwill Whip (official publication of the American Driving Society) Takeuchi, M. 2012; 40 (2): 56-59
  • Kathi Dancer: From Pony Club to the European Circuit The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2011; 39 (3): 60-62
  • The CDE That Almost Wasn’t Whip Takeuchi, M. 2011; 39 (3): 30-32
  • Behind the Scenes With (Team Silver Medalist) Chester Weber The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2010; 38 (4): 24-25
  • The Most Difficult Horses: Reforming Matador The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2010; 38 (3): 25-28
  • Vineyard Classic, Take Two The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2010; 37 (2): 34-37
  • The Most Difficult Horses: Reforming Matador The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2010; 37 (2): 17-21
  • California Dreamin’: The Shady Oaks Summer HDT and Larry Poulin Clinic The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2009; 36 (43): 42-45
  • Keep on Shining The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2009; 36 (4): 40-41
  • Jamaica and Chester: A Tale of Two Champions The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2009; 36 (1): 38-41
  • Review, Tenba—shiruku roodo o kakeru yume no uma/Pegasus and the Heavenly Horses: thundering Hoofs on the Silk Road Impressions (The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America) Takeuchi, M. 2009; 30: 159-163
  • Shady Oaks Outdoes Itself The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2009; 36 (4): 37-39
  • The Best at Beesd: Weber Sets World Record in Dressage on His Way to Winning World Champion Silver Medal Driving Digest Takeuchi, M. 2008: 6-9
  • WHAT'S THE USE OF ART?: Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 2008; 81 (4): 609-611
  • Ephemera for Insiders Impressions (The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America) Takeuchi, M. 2008; 29: 165-174
  • The Beauty That Was Beesd The Whip Takeuchi, M. 2008; 35 (4): 32-36
  • Shini-e (Memorial Pictures The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints Takeuchi, M. edited by Newland, A. R. Amsterdam; Hotei Publishing. 2006: 233-235
  • Image, text and audience: The Taishokan narrative in visual representations of the early modern period in Japan. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 2006; 32 (1): 199-203
  • Painters as envoys: Korean inspiration in eighteenth-century Japanese Nanga (Book Review) ARTIBUS ASIAE Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 2005; 65 (2): 379-381
  • Japanese Poem-Paintings, London: Shirley Day, 1977 Estetyka japonska. Slowa i obrazy. Antologia Takeuchi, M. edited by Wilkoszewska, K. Crakow: Universitas Publishing. 2005
  • The prints of Isoda Koryusai: Floating world culture and its consumers in eighteenth-century Japan. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 2004; 63 (1): 193-195
  • The Artist As Professional in Japan edited by Tekauchi, M. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2004
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Tosa Mitsunobu (1434-ca. 1523) and the Afterlife of a Name The Artist As Professional in Japan Takeuchi, M., McCallum, D., Brock, K., Cort, L., Davis, J., Guth, C., Reynolds, J. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2004: 78-102
  • Introduction The Artist As Professional in Japan Tekauchi, M., McCallum, D., Brock, K., Cort, L., Davis, J., Guth, C., Reynolds, J. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2004: 1-16
  • Making Mountains: Mini-Fujis, Edo Popular Religion, and Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Impressions Takeuchi, M. 2002; 24: 24-45
  • Prudence Royce Myer (1920-2001) - Obituary JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Takeuchi, M. 2001; 60 (4): 1250-1251
  • Review,The Eyes of Power: Art and Early Tokugawa Authority CAA Reviews On-line Takeuchi, M. 2000
  • Hugh Johnstone Wylie, 1942-1999: In Memoriam Archives of Asian Art Takeuchi, M. 2000
  • Utamaro's Women Christie's Magazine Takeuchi, M. 1998: 98-99
  • Essay "World of Desire" Christie's New York: An Important Collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e Paintings Takeuchi, M. 1998: 12-15
  • Larger than Life: Paintings of Pleasure Christie's Magazine Takeuchi, M. 1998: 100-101
  • Worlds Seen and Imagined: Japanese Screens from the Idemitsu Museum of Arts The Golden Link: Place, Poetry, and Paradise in a Medieval Japanese Design Takeuchi, M., Taizô, K., Yûzô, Y. New York: Asia Society. 1995
  • Privileging the Visual, or, Slide Showing without Tears: A Practicum for Integrating Art History into Japanese Cultural Studies Oboegaki Takeuchi, M. 1993; 3 (2): 6-29
  • Privileging the Visual, or, Slide Showing without Tears: A Practicum for Integrating Art History into Japanese Cultural Studies Oboegaki Takeuchi, M. 1993; 3 (1): 5-7
  • The Site-Specific Scenes of Bunjin Painters Taiga to Ôkyo Tekauchi, M. Tokyo: Kodansha. 1993: 168-173
  • Review, Masterpieces of Japanese Screen Painting Ars Orientalis Takeuchi, M. 1992; xxi
  • Individualism in Perpetuity: The Case of the Taigadô Lineage Fenway Court Tekauchi, M. Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 1992: 85-103
  • Taiga's True Views: The Language of Landscape Painting in Eighteenth Century Japan Takeuchi, M. Stanford University Press. 1992
  • Carolyn Wheelwright: In Memoriam Archives of Asian Art Takeuchi, M. 1990; 43
  • TRUE VIEWS - TAIGA SHINKEIZU AND THE EVOLUTION OF LITERATI PAINTING THEORY IN JAPAN JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Takeuchi, M. 1989; 48 (1): 3-26
  • Kuniyoshi's 'Minamoto Raikô and the Earth Spider:' Demons and Protest in Late Tokugawa Japan Ars Orientalis Tekauchi, M. 1989; xvii: 5-38
  • Literati Painting Studies International Conference on Japanese Art History: The State of the Field Takeuchi, M. edited by Graybill, M. 1989: 10-13
  • HIROSHIGE - 100 FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO - HIROSHIGE,A, POSTER,AG, SMITH,HD (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 1988; 47 (2): 367-369
  • City, Country, Travel, and Vision in Edo Cultural Landscapes Edo: Art in Japan 1615-1868 Tekauchi, M. edited by Singer, R. T. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art. 1988: 260-281
  • Cal French: In Memoriam Archives of Asian Art Takeuchi, M. 1987; 40: 78
  • Review, Sakaki Hyakusen and Early Nanga Painting Journal of Asian Studies Takeuchi, M. 1984; xliii (3): 544-546
  • Tradition, Innovation, and 'Realism' in a Pair of Eighteenth Century Japanese Landscape Screens Bulletin of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art Takeuchi, M. 1984; vi (1): 34-66
  • TAIGA,IKE + NANGA MASTER - A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY HARVARD JOURNAL OF ASIATIC STUDIES Takeuchi, M. 1983; 43 (1): 141-186
  • Ike Taiga Encyclopedia of Japan Takeuchi, M. Tokyo: Kodansha. 1983
  • Ikeno Gyokuran Encyclopedia of Japan Takeuchi, M. Tokyo: Kodansha. 1983
  • KUNIYOSHI, THE WARRIOR PRINTS - ROBINSON,BW (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 1983; 42 (4): 976-977
  • TRACES OF THE BRUSH - STUDIES IN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY - FU,SCY, FU,MW, NEILL,MG, CLARK,MJ (Book Review) CHANOYU QUARTERLY-TEA AND THE ARTS OF JAPAN Book Review Authored by: Takeuchi, M. 1983: 72-74
  • Essay "Nanga--Taiga and His Followers" A Myriad of Autumn Leaves: Japanese Art from the Kurt and Millie Gitter Collection Takeuchi, M. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art. 1983: 108-110
  • Otagaki Rengetsu Encyclopedia of Japan Takeuchi, M. Tokyo: Kodansha. 1983
  • Ike Taiga: A Biographical Study Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Takeuchi, M. 1983; 43 (1): 141-186
  • Japanese Treasures at the Met Newsweek Japan Takeuchi, M. 1978: 66-67
  • Essay "Artists of Edo: Shiba Kôkan, 1947-1818" Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art 1739-1853 Takeuchi, M., French, C. Rochester, Mi.: Meadow Brook Art Gallery. 1978
  • The Native Style: Japanese Kana Calligraphy Calligraphy of China and Japan: The Grand Tradition Takeuchi, M. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art. 1975: 24-30