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Shoko Watanabe is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Area Studies, of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the University of Tokyo. Her major is the History of Modern Algeria, from the period between the two world wars to the eve of the Algerian independence war of November 1, 1954. She is currently researching the Association of Algerian Ulama (founded in 1931), with reference to the formation of Algerian nationalism. She published an article on the colonial education policy and attitude of the Algerian local society with regard to it entitled, “Politics of Arabic Official Instruction in Colonial Algeria: the Question of its prestige and the Society between the 1930s and the 1950s” (in Japanese). This appeared in the Annals of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies 22-1, 2006, pp. (87-111). She has also worked on translations and created a bibliography entitled, Selected Texts of the Association of Algerian Muslim Ulama. SIAS Working Paper Series 4 (in Japanese) Tokyo, which appeared in SIAS, Institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia University, 2009, pp. 76, and the “Bibliography of Maghreb Studies in Japan”, that appeared in The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies, Sophia University, 24, 2006, pp. 129-140.


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