The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
japan site

Staff Members

NISHIO Tetsuo
NISHIO TetsuoNISHIO Tetsuo
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Deputy Directors-General, Professor
Research Specialization
  • Linguistics, Arab culture; Middle East, North Africa
Individual Research Projects
  • Globalization and popular cultures in the Middle East
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Osaka Univ. of Foreign Studies 1981
  • M.A. Kyoto Univ. 1984
  • Ph.D. Kyoto Univ. 2005

Research Keywords

Middle East, North Africa, UK, Linguistics, Socio-Semantics

Publications (English publications only)

2006
The Arabian Nights and Orientalism: Perspectives from East and West. T. Nishio and Y. Yamanaka (eds.) London: I.B.Tauris. ** Runner-up of The Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2006: Judges' Report (pdf)**
2006
The Arabian Nights and Orientalism from a Japanese Perspective. In Y. Yamanaka and T. Nishio (eds.) The Arabian Nights and Orientalism: Perspectives from East and West, pp.154–167. London: I.B.Tauris.
2004
Les Mille et Une Nuits et la Genese Litteraire de l'Orientalisme au Japon. Les Mille et Une Nuits en Partage, pp.142–150. Paris: Sindbad.
2003
Is Bedouin Arabic Prestigious?: Examining an Ethno-Cultural Fantasy. In A. Usuki and H. Kato (eds.) Islam in the Middle Eastern Studies: Muslim and Minorities (JCAS Symposium Series 7), The Japan Center for Area Studies.
2002
Arabic Linguistics and Literature in the Japanese Academic Scene. Orient 37.
2001
Language Nationalism and Consciousness in the Arab World. In T. Nishio (ed.) Cultural Change in the Arab World, (Senri Ethnological Studies 55), pp.137–146.
2000
A Vocalized Judaeo-Arabic Commentary on the Song of Songs from the Cairo Genizah. In M. Mifsud (ed.) Proceedings of the Third International Conference Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe, pp.59–64. University of Malta Press.
2000
A Linguistic Study of a Vocalized Judaeo-Arabic Commentary on the Song of Songs from the Cairo Genizah. In M. Mifsud (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of L’Association Internationale pour La Dialectologie Arabe, pp.59–64. University of Malta Press.
1999
A Dictionary of Arab Tribes. (Asian & African Lexicon 34), pp.594. Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.
1996
Word Order and Word Order Change of Wh-Questions in Egyptian Arabic: The Coptic Substratum Reconsidered. In J. Cremona, C. Holes, and G. Khan (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of L’Association Internationale pour La Dialectologie Arabe, pp.171–179. Cambridge University Press.
1996
Where does the Wadi Come from?: The Cognitive Space of the Sinaitic Bedouin. In S. Sato and E. Kurimoto (eds.) Essays in Northeast African Studies (Senri Ethnological Studies 43), pp.189–206. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
1995
Characteristics of the Arabic Dialect of Qift (Upper Egypt). Journal of Asian and African Studies (48)–(49): 173–219.
1994
The Arabic Dialect of Qift (Upper Egypt). (Asian & African Lexicon 27), pp.332. Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.
1992
A Basic Vocabulary of the Bedouin Arabic Dialect of the Jbali Tribe (Southern Sinai) Studia Sinaitica I (Studia Culturae Islamicae 43), pp. 18 and 238. Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.
1991
A Shylock in Sinai: A Middle Eastern Contribution to Shakespearean Folklore. Journal of Asian and African Studies (42): 143–57
1989
On the Non-causative Usage of the Causative Form in Arabic. AJAMES (4)–(2): 1–45.
1986
On the Pronominal Suffixes in Proto-Colloquial-Arabic. Linguistic Research (5): 1–24.

Exhibitions

2004
"The Arabian Nights" (September 9 – December 7)