Mathias Vigouroux is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the East Asian Studies Department. Vigouroux, originally from France, received his Ph.D. from Nishogakusha University, Tokyo. He will serve in the spring semester as a lecturer for a team-taught course for graduate students on the history of science in early modern East Asia. His main research and teaching obligations for East Asian Studies lie in the field of East Asian history with a focus on the early modern history of medicine, specifically the history of acupuncture in early modern Japan. Vigouroux’s dissertation is entitled Japanese Acupuncture: Cross-Cultural Exchanges Between Japan, China, Korea and Europe in the Early Modern Period, which has focused on the role Chinese and Korean medical traditions played in the development of new acupuncture theories and techniques in Japan.