Born: Osaka, June 2, 1949
1. Education and Degrees
2005, D.Litt., Kyoto University
1980, Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Linguistique (Option: Langues de L’Asie Orientale)
1974, M.A., Kyoto University - Chinese Language and Literature
1972, B.A., Kyoto University - Chinese Language and Literature
2003-2008, Project Leader of the 21st Century COE program, Kyoto University, “East Asian Center for Informatics in Humanities”
2004-2005, Vice Director of the Institute for Research in Humanities
2003-2005, Head of the Oriental Department, Institute for Rsearch in Humanities
2000-2003, Chief of Documentation and Information Center for Chinese Studies
1997 - Present, Professor of Historical Linguistics and Philology, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
1989-1997, Associate Professor of Historical Linguistics and Philology, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
1983-1989, Associate Professor of Chinese, College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto University
1981-1983, Associate Professor of Chinese, Otaru University of Commerce
1981, Junior Research Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
1980-1994, Co-operative Research Fellow (Kyōdō Kenkyū-in), National Museum of Ethnology
1981-2002, Co-operative Research Fellow (Kyōdō Kenkyū-in), Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Affairs
2006, Shanghai Normal University (1 week)
2002, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (10 days)
1999, Peking University (2 weeks)
1998, Ecole des Hautes Etudes (Paris), IVe section (5 weeks)
1990, Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris VII (3 months)
4. Scholarships and Awards
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (C), JSPS (2006-2008)
The 21th COE Program, JSPS (2003-2008)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (Database), JSPS (2001-2005)
Grant in Aid, Specially Promoted Research, JSPS (2001-2004)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (B), JSPS (2000-2002)
Research Grant, the Matsushita International Foundation (2000-2001)
Grant in Aid for Research Planning, JSPS (2000)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research in Rome, JSPS (1995-97)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (C), Ministry of Education (1987-88)
Grant for research in Vatican, Kyoto University (1993)
Grant for research in Xinjiang, China, the Japan Foundation (1993)
Research Grant in Humanities, the Mitsubishi Foundation (1991-93)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (C), Ministry of Education (1991-93)
Kindaichi Prize, Dr. Kindaichi Kyosuke Memorial Foundation (1988)
Research Grant, the Inamori Foundation (1986)
Toho Gakkai Prize, Institute of Eastern Culture (1986)
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (Encouragement of Young Scientists), Ministry of Education (1982)
5. Major research interests
Dunhuang and Central Asian studies, historical study of the Chinese language, historical phonology, linguistics.
In 2014, Festschrift in Honor of the Retirement of Professor TAKATA Tokio was issued.
( the entire list as a *.pdf file)
East Asian Studies: Festschrift in Honor of the Retirement of Professor TAKATA Tokio. Kyoto: Rinsen Book Co., 2014.
Talking about Dunhuang on the Riverside of the Neva / 涅瓦河邊談敦煌. Ed. by TAKATA Tokio / 高田時雄編. Institute ror Research in Humanities Kyoto University / 京都大學人文科學研究所 2012. 122 p.
On the Trail of Texts Along the Silk Road. Russian Expeditions Discoveries of Manuscripts in Central Asia / The Catalogue of the Exhibition. Introductory articles by I.Popova and Takata Tokio. Entries by E.I.Kychanov, I.F.Popova, L.Yu.Tugusheva, M.I.Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. Kyoto 2009.
Takata Tokio. Japanese Researchers of Russian Collections from Central Asia // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 176-187.