Marui Masako


Marui Masako is a member of the Institute of Asian Cultures, and Professor in the Faculty of Global Studies of Sophia University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in history from Sophia University in 1991, and a Master’s degree in history from Sophia University in 1994 after completing a thesis examining ancient bronze vessels excavated from northern Vietnam.

She is a specialist in South-east Asian archaeology, with a focus on classical and pre-modern material culture in the Angkor area. Her main research and teaching interests focus on cultural transition and local history. Since 1994, she has been a member of Sophia University’s Angkor International Mission to Cambodia, and has carried out archaeological projects including skills training for Cambodian Archaeologists.

Marui Masako’s publications include the followings:

Cultural Heritage and Communities Coexisting: Public Archaeology in Cambodia, 1999-2009. Public Archaeology, 9-4, 2010

The Banteay Kdei Temple Re-Examined: Some Evidence to Interpret the History Through and After Angkor Period. The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies, 20:411-428, 2002

The Discovery of 274 Discarded Buddhist Statutes and Four Sided Buddhist Stone Pillar. The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies, 19:267-284, 2001

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