St Petersburg University has held an international research conference ‘Issues of Far Eastern Literatures’. This marked the 380th anniversary of the Chinese novelist Pú Sōnglíng. The event was supported by Nanjing University and Confucius Institute. In 2021, the conference was held in distance mode. It brought together the scholars in Chinese studies from 16 countries, including Russia, China, Australia, Belarus, the UK, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, the USA, Uzbekistan, France, and the Czech Republic. The international research conference ‘Issues of Far Eastern Literatures’ has been held annually  since 2014 (Russian, English, and Chinese).   In his opening…