Shchepkin Vasilii V.

Assistant Professor

Щепкин В. В.

Address

  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11, Office 177

Contact

  • +7 (812) 328-7732
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Education:

  • 2007-2010: Ph.D. in History, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences. PhD Dissertation: «Hayashi Shihei’s Kaikoku Heidan in political and military thought of early modern Japan (1603-1867)».
  • 2002-2007: Specialist in Linguistics and Translation Studies, Faculty of Oriental Languages, Irkutsk State Linguistic University. Diploma: “Specifics in translation of fiction from Japanese into Russian (on the base of Tsutsui Yasutaka’s ‘Millionaire detective’)”.

Professional positions:

  • Current: Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences; Assistant Lecturer, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University.
  • 2013-2016: Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013-2014: Visiting Researcher, Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies, Hokkaido University.
  • 2010-2013: Junior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Awards and honors:

  • Association of Japanologists Prize for the best publication on Japan by young researchers (2012).
  • Saint Petersburg Government Prize for Young Researchers and Young Candidates in Sciences (2017).

Professional activities:

  • European Association for Japanese Resources Specialists, member (from 2015).
  • Association for Asian Studies (from 2016).
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (from 2017).

Languages:

  • Russian (native),
  • Japanese (fluent),
  • English (fluent),
  • French (reading).

Research interests:

  • History of Russia-Japan relations, history of early modern Japan,
  • Japanese manuscripts and woodblock printed books,
  • Japanese collections in Saint-Petersburg,
  • History and culture of Ainu.

Courses taught:

  • History of Russia-Japan relations
  • Japanese language

Publications:

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