Yoko NII

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Yoko NII
Yoko NII
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Job title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Doctor of Letters(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Rikkyo UniversityJ. F. Oberlin University
Research funding number

Books etc

Yoko NII
The University of Nagoya Press   Oct 2017   ISBN:4815808899
Hideki Kawahara (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Acceptance of Western music theory at Qing Court)
Bensei Publishing   Sep 2016   ISBN:4585226672
Sueo Goto; Yoko Nii (Commentary and annotations)
Kokushokankokai   Aug 2016   ISBN:4336058474
Hideki Kawahara (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Translation of Chinese History by Jesuit Missionaries in China)
Iwanami Shoten   Feb 2015   ISBN:400061018X
Iwanami Biographical Encyclopedia Editorial Board (Part:Contributor, The articles "郭沔", "華文彬", "魏良輔", "朱権", "冼星海", "徐上瀛", "徐常遇", "馬可", "Michel Benoist (蔣友仁)")
Iwanami Shoten   Dec 2013   ISBN:4000803158

Published Papers

Reading "Essai sur l'antiquite des Chinois"(1776), with a focus on the first part
Yoko NII
The Toyoshi-Kenkyu (The Journal of Oriental Researches)   77(1) 130-165   Jun 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
新居 洋子
東方学   129 87-103   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Yoko NII
Chūgoku tetsugaku kenkyū (Journal of Chinese philosophy)   (26) 1-33   2012   [Refereed]
新居 洋子
China   (26) 107-123   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
Yoko NII
The Journal of the Research Department of the Toyo Bunko   93(1) 88-64   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
Jean-Joseph-Marie Amiot (Qian Deming 銭徳明, 1718-1793), a French Jesuit active in China, made many reports about the Manchu language. These reports exerted great influence not only on the European intellectuals of the eighteenth century, but also on...


Book Review: Yuuki Tanaka, The Philosophy of Music in Ancient China: Zhu Zaiyu and Twelve-tone Equal Temperament
Yoko NII
Monthly Journal of Chinese Affairs   73(7) 35-39   Jul 2019   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Varo’s Shengjiao mingzheng: Its Appearance and Reappearance in East Asia from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
Yoko NII
International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)11   17 Jul 2019   
Panel "Rivalry and Communication: New Approaches to Global Asian Missionary Links from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century" Chair: Birgit Tremml-Werner/ Panel Convenor: Yoko Nii/ Presenters: Takayoshi Kisaki, Susumu Akune, Wang Wenlu and Yok...
Reproduction of Catechisms Published by Missionaries from Ming to Qing missionaries in Meiji Japan [Invited]
Yoko NII
International Conference of the Western learning between China and Japan   16 Mar 2019   
Jesuits' Interpretation of Ancient China within the Context of Premodern East Asian Thought [Invited]
Yoko NII
Japan Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo: A Joint Workshop   30 Mar 2015   
The Jesuit Jean-Joseph Amiot and Chinese Music in the Eighteenth Century [Invited]
Yoko NII
Europe and China: Science and Arts in 17-18 Centuries   7 Nov 2008   

Awards & Honors

Dec 2018
Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities, Suntory Foundation
Jul 2018
Prix Shibusawa Claudel: Grand Prix, 35e édition, Maison franco-japonaise
Nov 2015
The 34th Toho Gakkai Award, The Toho Gakkai (The Institute of Eastern Culture)

Research Grants & Projects

Intellectual interaction between Ming-Qing China and Europe
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yoko NII
Historical study on the Memoires concernant Chinois par les Missionnaires de Pekin (1776-1814)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yoko NII
The Jesuits and the Universal Empire
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Yoko NII
Globalization of Chinese Thought through the Translation by the 18th-century Jesuits
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up
Project Year: Aug 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Yoko NII
Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation: Research Scholarship
Project Year: Jul 2014 - Jun 2015    Investigator(s): Yoko NII

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Jan 2016
Mar 2018
Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2015
Dec 2015
Visiting Scholar, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Apr 2015
Dec 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo


Nov 2014
Doctor of Letters, The University of Tokyo