NI Jie - Tokyo College
Project Researcher

NI Jie

Research Field Area Studies (Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Chinese in the U.S., Identities of Chinese people with various backgrounds
01 Description of Research

My research focuses on the activities and mental histories of the natives of mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as the Chinese people who migrated from there to the North America, to better understand the contemporary history of the Chinese world. I have been working on the historical development of the Baodiao Movement (保釣運動 in Chinese, short for 保衛釣魚台(島) 運動) from the perspective of how socialist ideas emerged among Chinese students in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, by conducting both literature survey and interviews with movement participants. The movement was initiated by the Chinese to defend the sovereignty of the Diaoyu or Senkaku Islands, which was disputed by China and Japan. I have always been interested in the identities of Chinese living in different areas of the world with different backgrounds. In future research, with a conscious awareness of human mobility and acceptance of ideas, I would like to examine and transformation of the activities and the mentalities of Chinese in the U.S., as well as the youth in Taiwan and Hong Kong after they experienced the Baodiao Movement.

02 Short Biography

November 2022 Project Researcher, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo

November 2019–January 2020 Visiting Scholar at the Center of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

August 2019–October 2019 Visiting Ph.D. student at the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan

July 2018–July 2019 Research Assistant, Safety and Security Research Project, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

March 2017 Admission to Doctoral Program, Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2017 MA in Area Studies, Department of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2014 BA in Japanese Studies, School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University

April 2012–March 2013 Exchange Student at Tohoku University

03 Publications and Other Research Activities


倪捷(forthcoming)「第二次世界大戦後の在米中国系留学生における左派の誕生-1970年代の保釣運動を中心に-」谷垣真理子・外村大・三ツ井崇編『アジア共同体 連続講義(仮題)』東京大学出版社