Oliviero Frattolillo is Lecturer at the University of Napoli L'Orientale, where he teaches Political and Diplomatic History of East Asia and History of International Relations of Asia and Africa. His research interests since 1999 have focused on modern and contemporary Japanese history, Japan's intellectual history and the history of international relations. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 in Asian Studies from the University of Napoli L'Orientale. In 2005 he was Visiting Researcher at the Okinawa University of Arts and since 2012 he is Visiting Scholar at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya University) and at the School of International Politics and Economics (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo). He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals and member of various international scientific associations. His works include several papers and books. Among these, Interwar Japan Beyond the West: The Search for a New Subjectivity in World History, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2012; Pathways of Japan-EU Diplomatic History. From the Cold War Era to the New Millennium, London-New York: Routledge (forthcoming); Il Giappone e l'Occidente, dalla rivolta culturale al dibattito sul «superamento della modernità» L'Orientale editrice, Napoli 2006; Watsuji T., Pellegrinaggio alle antiche chiese d'Italia, L'Epos, Palermo 2005 (a translation from Japanese).
- Oliviero Frattolillo, A Standpoint in International History: South-East Asia’s Fūdosei in Watsuji Tetsurō’s Geocultural Appraisal [10/07/2012]