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No.18, February 2011
Remarks from the Director of the SRC
Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia" Got an "A" in the Interim Evaluation
2010 SRC Summer Symposium
Symposium Speakers (July 7–9, 2010)
Global COE Program “Reshaping Japan’s Border Studies”
Speakers of the Symposium (Dec. 3–4, 2010)
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects
Visitors from Abroad
Guest Lectures from Abroad
Publications (2009-10)
The Library
Website Access Statistics
Essays by Foreign Fellows
Feng Yujun
Alexander Morrison

Guest Lectures from Abroad

  • André Simonyi and Jessica Allina-Pisano (Ottawa University, Canada), “The Social Lives of Borders: Political Economy at the Edge of the EU,” December 24, 2009.

  • Moinuddin Aqeel (International Islamic University, Pakistan), “The Idea of Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam: Concepts and Conflicts in British India,” January 26, 2010.

  • Robert Greenberg (Yale University, USA), “The Redrawing of Ethnic and Linguistic Borders in the Balkans,” February 18, 2010.

  • Zhao Quansheng (American University, USA), “China’s Approaches to the East China Sea Disputes with Japan and South Korea,” June 4, 2010.

  • Paul Wexler (Tel Aviv University, Israel), “Cross-border Turkic and Iranian Language Retention in the West and East Slavic Lands and Beyond: A Tentative Classification,” June 7, 2010.

  • Andrej Malchukov (Institute of Linguistics, Russia), “Rare Phenomena in Case Marking and Their Implications for a Theory of Typological Distributions,” June 7, 2010.

  • Jouko Lindstedt (University of Helsinki, Finland), “Cross-Border Linguistic Nationalism in the Central and Eastern Balkans,” June 17, 2010; “Towards Understanding the Balkan Linguistic Area,” June 19, 2010.

  • Zhang Yingjin (University of California, USA), “The Present Condition of Studies of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Culture Studies: Literature, Pictures and Movies,” July 6, 2010.

  • Dragana Mitrovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia), “No Big News in the Dragon’s Nest: China’s Response to the Challenges of the World Economic Crises,” July 11, 2010.

  • Andrej Bekes (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), “Slovene Language after the Schengen Agreement: Will the Language Borders Also Disappear?” July 15, 2010.

  • Robert McMahon (Ohio State University, USA), “The South Asian Triangle: American, Soviet and Chinese Regional Interventions, 1947–1971,” July 20, 2010.

  • Miroslav Dudok (University of Novi Sad, Serbia), “Internal and External Borders of the Slovak Language: Slovak as a National Language and Language of Diaspora,” September 27, 2010.

  • Jana Dudková (Institute of Theatre and Film Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), “The Border: A Slovak Film and the Problem of Constructing of Collective Identity,” September 27, 2010.

  • Aleksandr Kostanov (Archival Affairs Agent of the Sakhalin Region, Russia), “Archival Documents on Russo-Japanese War in Russia,” October 9, 2010.

  • Galina Shalkus (Sakhalin State University, Russia), “Russo-Japanese War and the Mining Industry in Sakhalin,” October 9, 2010.

  • Nataliia Potapova (Sakhalin State University, Russia), “Russo-Japanese War and the Role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sakhalin,” October 10, 2010.

  • Victor Friedman (University of Chicago, USA), “Language Borders Within the Speaker: Codeswitching Practices and Bi- and Multi-lingualism in the Balkans,” October 7, 2010; “Borders of Identity: Creating Balkan Selves,” October 12, 2010.

  • Peter Baklanov (Pacific Institute of Geography, FEBRAS, Russia), “Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation in the Russian Far East,” November 1, 2010.

  • Da Zhigang (Heilongjiang Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, China), “Environmental Conservation in Northeast China and China-Japan Economic Cooperation,” November 1, 2010.

  • Dambaravjaa Oyunbaatar and Dulam Jugder (Mongolian Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolia), “Hydrological Environment of the Onon and Kherlen Rivers,” November 1, 2010.

  • Ampai Harakunarak (United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific), “UNEP/GEF project ‘Integrated Management of the Amur/Heilongjiang River Basin’,” November 2, 2010.

  • Pavel Kohout (harpsichordist, Czech Rep.), “West and East in Baroque Music in Central Europe,” November 9, 2010.

  • Park Jongso (Seoul National University, Korea), “The Controversy of L. Tolstoy and V. Solov’ev,” November 26, 2010.

  • Cha Jheewon (Seoul National University, Korea), “Valery Brjusov’s Esthetic Position in the Context of Symbolist Life Creation,” November 26, 2010.

  • Lee Jiyeon (Seoul National University, Korea), “An Apologia for the Absurd: 20th Century Russian Culture and the Poetics of ‘Window’,” November 26, 2010.

  • Choi Jinseok (Seoul National University, Korea), “Bakhtin Studies Today and the Problems of Cultural Dynamics,” November 26, 2010.

  • Song Eunji (Seoul National University, Korea), “The Casual Connectives in Modern Russian: Synonymy and Polysemy,” November 26, 2010.

  • Dong Youngeun (Seoul National University, Korea), “Semantics and Pragmatics of Russian Dative Case,” November 26, 2010.

  • Abram Reitblat (Russian State Art Library, Russia), “Construction of Narrative of a Biographical Story: Talking Mainly about Faddei Bulgarin, a Heretical Novelist,” December 15, 2010.

  • Trey Hillman (former general manager of Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, USA), “Experiential Border Studies of Sports: Japan-USA Baseball Watching by Former General Manager Mr. Hilman,” December 18, 2010.
  • Feng Yujun and Alexander Morrison were foreign visiting fellows at the Slavic Research Center in 2010–2011. The views of the authors show the breadth of the SRC’s interests, but they are the authors’ own.