I'm not sure if the question suits this section of StackExchange, but I think the chance to get the answer is highest here (compared with other forums). So I hope more tolerance could be shown towrad this question. Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ Can you expand your question in the body of your post? $\endgroup$
    – nicoguaro
    Sep 14, 2022 at 4:08
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    $\begingroup$ Please at the very least tell us what FDTD stands for $\endgroup$
    – Ian Bush
    Sep 14, 2022 at 5:30
  • $\begingroup$ @IanBush The "Yee scheme" is a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) scheme to solve some partial differential equations. $\endgroup$ Sep 14, 2022 at 11:58
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    $\begingroup$ I second the call to clarify the question. Are you just looking for the Chinese spelling of Yee's name? $\endgroup$ Sep 14, 2022 at 11:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Pepe Yes, I'm afraid these two are auto generated. Anyway, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Pu Zhang
    Sep 16, 2022 at 13:14

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I've got the answer to my own question through private communication. The Chinese name of the inventor of computational electrodynamics technique, or finite-difference time domain method, is 余树江.

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    $\begingroup$ Could you fill in the native_name field in the infobox on the Wikipedia page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kane_S._Yee , so that the answer gets to Wikipedia, too? It should be a very quick edit at the top of the page. I'm a little too shy to do it myself since I don't speak a single word of Chinese. $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2022 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestion, Federico! But here's the awkward thing. Wikipedia is banned in China :) I visit it via a proxy. The edit is blocked for the IP address of the proxy. Please feel free to fill the infobox. $\endgroup$
    – Pu Zhang
    Sep 21, 2022 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ Oops. Sad to hear that. I'll make the edit myself then. $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2022 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for doing it! $\endgroup$
    – Pu Zhang
    Sep 21, 2022 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ Hi. Could you please try providing a source for it and try publishing this information elsewhere to make it more "authoritative"? Currently, there's no information about Yee's Chinese name anywhere in the open literature. It means the entire Chinese literature is going to depend on this answer on Stack Exchange, which is not a reliable source. $\endgroup$ Mar 10, 2023 at 14:54

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