SAKAMOTO Hiroko is Professor of Social Studies at Hitotsubashi University. She received her M.A. and finished her Ph.D course work in the Graduate School of Letters and Sciences at Tokyo University. Her current interests are intellectual and cultural history of modern and contemporary China, especially how gender perspectives can be incorporated in such studies. Her main publications include (1) “The Relationship Between National Identity Formation and Gender in Liang Qichao", in Joshua Fogel ed., The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao's Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China, The Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2004); (2) The Myth of Nationalism in Modern China: Race, Body and Gender, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten (2004); (3) New Century's Asia, vol. 1-8, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten (2002-2003).