Samoylov Nikolay A.

Professor

Самойлов Н.А.

Address

  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11, Office 4a

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Education and academic degrees:

  • 2013: Doctor of History: St. Petersburg State University, ("Russia and China in the 17th- early 20th centuries: Tendencies, Forms and Stages of Socio-Cultural Interaction").
  • 1982: PhD Degree. Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University. PhD Thesis: "New Ideas in Chinese Social Thought in the 1860–1880s and Chinese National Self-consciousness" (supervisor Prof. Gerontiy Efimov). Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University.
  • 1977–1980: PhD Programme in World History, Faculty of Asian & African Studies, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University.
  • 1977: Specialist Diploma in History of China, Faculty of Asian & African Studies, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University.

Professional positions:

  • Since 2015: Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, St. Petersburg State University.
  • Since 2013: Head of the Department of Theory of Asian and African Social Development, SPbSU.
  • Since 2014: Professor, Department of Theory of Asian and African Social Development, St. Petersburg State University.
  • 2006–2014: Associate Professor, Department of Theory of Asian and African Social Development, St. Petersburg State University.
  • 1987–2006: Associate Professor, Department of History of Far Eastern Countries, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University.
  • 1980–1987: Assistant Professor, Department of History of Far Eastern Countries, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University.

Awards and honours:

  • 2019-2020: Research grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research: “The Chinese Historico-Ethnographic Album "Illustrated Tributaries of the Qing Empire" ("Huang Qing zhi gong tu") and its Role in Studying the Chinese Worldview on Other Countries and Nations in the mid-18th Century”.
  • 2017–2019: Research grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research and German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG): “Chinese Perceptions of Russia and the West during the 20th century: Changes, Continuities and Contingencies”. (In cooperation with Heidelberg University).
  • 2015–2017: Research grant of the Russian Foundation for Humanities: “Russian- Chinese Relations from 1861 to 1901: Documents and Archival Materials”.
  • 2014: Research grant of the Russian Foundation for Humanities: “China in the Works of Russian Artists of the 18th — 19th Centuries”.
  • 2010: La Foundation Maison des sciences de l’Homme grant for research in France.
  • 2006: La Foundation Maison des sciences de l’Homme grant for research in France.
  • 1997: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). Studienaufenthalte auslandischer Wissenschaftler in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Study visits of foreign academic personnel to the Federal Republic of Germany). Visiting Researcher at Tübingen University.
  • 1995: American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACTR/ACCELS) Award for participation in the 1995 USIA Regional Scholar Exchange Program. Visiting Researcher at Princeton University. Lectures at Princeton, Harvard, Arizona State University, University of California (Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara).

Visiting researcher and visiting lecturer:

  • 2018: University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Queen's University Belfast (UK)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • 2017: University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • 2016: Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
    Renmin University (Beijing, China)
    University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • 2015: Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
    University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
    University of Trier (Germany)
  • 2014: Palacký University, (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
    University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Stockholm University (Sweden)
    Free University of Berlin (Germany)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
    University of Würzburg (Germany)
  • 2013: University of Helsinki (Finland)
    Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
    Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • 2012: University of Turku (Finland)
    University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • 2011: Stockholm University (Sweden)
    Free University of Berlin (Germany)
    Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • 2010: University of Helsinki (Finland)
    2009 University of Turin (Italy)
    Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • 2008: University of Turku (Finland)
  • 2007: University of Turku (Finland)
  • 2005: Free University of Berlin (Germany)
    University of Turku (Finland)
  • 2004: Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)
    University of Turku (Finland)
  • 2002: University of Turin (Italy)
  • 2001: Nankai University (Tianjin, China)
    Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk, Russia)
  • 2000: Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk, Russia)
    University of Turku (Finland)
  • 1999: University of Turku (Finland)
    University of Oulu (Finland)
  • 1997: Tübingen University (Germany)
  • 1995: Princeton University (USA)
  • 1993: Seikei University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1991–1992: Beijing University (China)
  • 1984–1985: Beijing University (China)

International conferences attended:

  • Conferences of the European Association for Chinese Studies (2000, 2002, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018),
  • International Congress of Asian and North African Studies ICANAS-37 (2004),
  • International Conference on the History of Modern Chinese Philosophy. (1984: Guangzhou),
  • The 3d Kanji Culture Sphere Forum (1992: Yokohama),
  • Symposium of the Nordic Association for China Studies “Education in and on China and Chinese”. (1997: Lahti),
  • International Symposium on Chinese Studies in the 21st century. (2001: Beijing),
  • Conferences of the German Association of Chinese Studies (Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien) (2005: Berlin, 2013: Würzburg, 2017: Vienna),
  • 32. Deutcher Orientalistentag (2013: Münster),
  • International Academic Conference and Seminars on BRICS Studies (2013: Shanghai),
  • Conference on socio-economic transitions of China: Opportunities and threats (2014: Olomouc),
  • International Conference “清代的边政与边疆民族” (2016: Chengde),
  • The 8th Session of the World Confucian Conference (2017: Qufu),
  • XXXVIII Seminario internazionale di studi storici DA ROMA ALLA TERZA ROMA: “Impero universale, città, commerci: da Roma a Mosca, a Nerčinsk”. (2018: Rome).
  • The First International Conference on Traditional cultures along the Silk Road (2018: Beijing).
  • etc.

Professional and social activities:

  • Member, the European Association for Chinese Studies
  • Member, Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien (The German Association for  Chinese Studies).
  • Corresponding member. Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (Lisbon Geographical Society).
  • Member, Editorial Board, “Kervan”. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Asian Stdies, African Studies.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Problemy Dalnego Vostoka (Far Eastern Affairs).
  • Member, Editorial Board, “Klio” A monthly scholarly journal.

Research interests:

  • Modern History of China.
  • Contemporary China’s Foreign Policy and International Relations.
  • Sino-Russian Relations.
  • Russian-Japanese Relations.
  • Sino-Russian Mutual Images (historical and contemporary).
  • History of Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China.
  • China and Europe: History of Sociocultural Interaction.

Teaching:

  • Modern History of China.
  • China’s Foreign Policy.
  • Foreign Policy of East Asian Countries.
  • Sino-Russian Relations.
  • Russia’s Policy towards East Asia.
  • East Asia — Russia — Western Countries: Formation of Mutual Images and Stereotypes.
  • China and Europe: Issues in Economic, Political and Sociocultural Interaction.
  • Methodology of Modern China Studies.
  • History of Russian Ecclesiastical Missions in China and Japan.
  • Christianity in East Asian countries

PhD students:

  • Olga Kostina. Administrative reforms in Northeast of China in the early 20th century (degree obtained in 2007).
  • Konstantin Khakhalin. Russian-Chinese demarcation in Central Asia in the mid-18th — mid-19th cent. (degree obtained in 2007).
  • Pavel Nikolayev. The factor of India in China’s foreign policy (1949–1962) (degree obtained in 2016).
  • Liudmila Veselova. “Guanxi” in social and cultural history the People’s Republic of China (degree obtained in 2016).
  • Mariya Malashevskaya. Formation of Japan’s policy towards the USSR and the Russian Federation in 1989–2001 (degree obtained in 2017).


Publications: more than 170, including 1 monograph and 14 collective monograps.

Main publications since 2008:

  • Samoylov N. Russian plans of administration over Dalny (Dalian) at the turn of the 20th century. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2008, Vol. 2, No 4(1), pp. 144–150. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Role of Qing Diplomats in Sino-European and Sino-Russian Political and Cultural Interaction (2nd half of the 19th cent.). In: Vestnik Novosibirskogo universiteta, 2008, Vol. 7, No 4, pp. 32–37. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Sino-Russian Sociocultural Interaction: Historiography of the Problem. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2008, Vol. 9, No 4(1), pp. 135–142. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Periodization of the History of Sino-Russian Socio-cultural Interaction (before 1917): Methodological Approaches. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2009, Vol. 9, No 1(2), pp. 209–214. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Little-Known Facts about Russian-Chinese Relations. Visit of the Mission of the Qing Empire to St. Petersburg in 1870. In: Far Eastern Affairs. 2009. No 1. P. 98–104.
  • Samoylov N. Finnish-Russian Co-operation in East Asian Studies between the University of Turku and the St. Petersburg State University — Perspectives from the Grass-Roots. In: Quality Handbook of Higher Education in Finland and Russia. Turku, 2009. P. 236–239. [with Lauri Paltemaa].
  • Samoylov N. Strategic Triangle Russia — China — India: To Cooperation through Compromises. In: Problems of Contemporary Asia: History, Conflicts, Geopolitics. St.Petersburg, 2010, pp. 213–248.
  • Samoylov N.Visits of Chinese and Japanese Diplomatic Missions to Russia in the 3d quarter of the 19th century: Communication Code of Sociocultural Interaction. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2009, Vol. 13, No 1, pp. 3–12. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Approaches to the Study of Russian and Chinese Geocultural Spaces and their Interaction in the 18th — beginning of the 20th cent. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2009, Vol. 13, No 3, pp. 61–75. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Kyakhta and Maimaicheng: Geocultural Space of Sino-Russian Interaction in the 18–19th centuries. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2009, Vol. 9, No 4, pp. 190–197. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Russia and China in the 18th — early 20th centuries: interactive tendencies and mutual impact. In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2010, Vol. 13, No 2, pp. 3–15. (In Russian).
  • Russia and the East: Phenomenology of Interaction and Identification in the Modern Time / Ed. by N. N. Dyakov and N. A. Samoylov. St. Petersburg, 2011. 392 pp. [Introduction (with N. N. Dyakov), p. 4–10; Russia and China, p.245–295; Russia and Japan (with Ye. M. Osmanov), p. 296–336]. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Main Stages & Characteristic Features of Sino-Russian Socio-cultural Interaction in the 18th — early 20th Centuries. In: St. Petersburg Annual of Asian and African Studies. Vol. 1. 2012, pp. 55–61.
  • Samoylov N., Li Suian. Image of the Soviet Union in the Chinese text-books in 1950s // In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta (Vestnik St. Petersburg University). Ser. 13, No 4. 2012, pp. 14–22. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Russia and China in the 17th- early 20th centuries: Tendencies, Forms and Stages of Socio-Cultural Interaction. SPb: Publishing house of St. Petersburg State University, 2014. 368 p. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Chinese Perspectives on World History. (Reflections in connection with publication of the book: Gotelind Müller. Documentary, World History, and National Power in PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes. Routledge, 2013. 264 p.) In: Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta (Vestnik St. Petersburg University). Ser. 13, No 2, 2015, pp. 136–140.(with Li Suian) (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. The Swedish East India Company and its Role in the Sociocultural Interaction between China and the Countries of Northern Europe // In: Far Eastern Affairs. Vol. 44, No 2, 2016, pp. 132–148.
  • Samoylov N. Die ersten offiziellen chinesischen diplomatischen Missionen in Russland und ihr Beitrag zum Prozess der soziokulturellen Interaktion — Bildung der chinesischen Diplomatie der Moderne und neue Tendenzen in der soziokulturellen Interaktion Chinas mit anderen Ländern. In: Geschichte und Gesellschaft des modernen China. Kritik — Empirie — Theorie. Festschrift für Mechthild Leutner. Levy, Katja (Hrsg.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2016. pp. 285–303.
  • Samoylov N. The Frontier Zone as a Space of Geo-cultural Interaction: Cultural Intermixture along the Sino-Russian Border in the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries. In: Raum und Grenze in den Chinastudien. Altenburger K., Bentmann E. (Hrsg.). Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag. 2016, pp. 61–76.
  • Samoylov N. Russian-Chinese Cultural Exchanges in the Early Modern Period: Missionaries, Sinologists, and Artists. In: Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era. Ed. by Song Gang. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2016, pp. 35–47.
  • Samoylov N. Key Issues in History of Russian-Chinese Relations (1861–1901): Periodization, Archival Materials and Research Perspectives. In: Dagestan State Pedagogical Journal. Social and Humanitarian Sciences. Vol. 11, No 1, 2017, pp. 24–29. (In Russian).
  • Samoylov N. Scientific Results of Mannerheim’s Expedition in Asia, 1906–1908. In: Proceedings of Petrozavodsk State University. No 3(164), 2017, pp. 7–13. (In Russian).
  • Huang P., Samoylov N. Orthodoxy in China: History, Current State and Prospects for Studies // International Journal of Sino-Western Studies. A Special Volume on Orthodoxy and China. Guest Editor: Nikolay Samoylov. No. 14, 2018. P. 1-12.
  • 张冰,N.. 萨莫依洛夫。俄罗斯东方学的发展历程 // 中国俄语教学. 2018. № 3. С.85-96. (In Chinese).
  • N. A. 萨莫依洛夫。苏联和俄罗斯联邦时期的清史研究  // 清史研究 [The Qing History Journal]. 2018. №1. 135-156. (In Chinese).
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