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Alexander Dolin

  • Alexander Dolin has been at HSE University since 2017.



Faculty of World Economy and World Politics

Education and Degrees

  • 1978

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Philology

  • 1971

    Degree in Japanese Language and Literature
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • In 1992 the degree was converted by the academic council of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies into Ph.D. 

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Achievements and awards

2017  Awarded Professor Emeritus honorary title from Akita international University for the valuable contribution to the foundation and development of the school.

2016   Awarded a honorary medal from the Russian Union of Writers "For the Promotion of International Cultural Contacts".

2015  Awarded a honorary Bunin's medal from the Russian Union of Writers "For the Dedication to Classic Traditions".

1995   Prize of  All Japan Association of Literary Translation (branch of the UNESCO World Association) "An Outstanding Contibution to Culture" for the translation of the classical poetic anthology The Kokinshu (10 c.)



Membership in the scientific societies and creative associations

Russian Union of Writers (Moscow branch)

Masters of Literary Translation Guild (Russia)

International PEN Club (Russian branch)

European Association of Japan Studies

Russian Association of Japan Studies

International Association of Japan Studies (Japan)

Japanesese Society of Comparative Literature Studies 

Russian Union of Martial Arts (expert committee)

Courses (2023/2024)

Delievering courses of lectures in various universities of Europe, USA and Austalia during the period 1992-2017.

The last invitation within "Erasmus Mundis" program of cooperation with the non-European universities:

February 2017 - University of Nicosia (Cyprus)

A course of lectures on contemporary Japanese culture.



  • 2022
    История и культура Японии (Москва). Presentation: Традиция кухи на примере хайку Исии Рогэцу
  • 2021
    Международная конференция «Эпиграфика Востока» (Москва). Presentation: Памятные стелы как средство сохранения культурного наследия Японии
  • История и культура Японии (Москва). Presentation: Хайку в Мексике
  • 2020
    Межуниверситетская конференция «Социальное дистанцирование и самоизоляция на Востоке: традиции и современность» (Москва). Presentation: Социальное дистанцирование в Японии
  • 2019
    Международная конференция ИСТОРИЯ И КУЛЬТУРА ЯПОНИИ - XIX (Москва). Presentation: Мемориальные стелы и поэтическая эпиграфика Японии
  • Международная конференция «Проблемы реформ высшего образования» (Турин). Presentation: Building a Model Liberal Arts University: Japanese Experience
  • III International Budo-Conference “Education of personality and self-development: martial arts traditions and contemporary science” (Одинцово). Presentation: Ethical foundations of traditional martial arts
  • 2018
    Международный круглый стол «Значение малой родины в русском и японском национальном сознании» (Москва). Presentation: Малая родина в японской поэзии
  • 2016
    18-я конференция «История и культура Японии» (Москва). Presentation: Haiku as a Part of French Poetic Tradition
  • 2015
    17-я конференция «История и культура Японии» (Москва). Presentation: Teaching haiku Composition at a Japanese University
  • 2013
    VI International Congress “ Sports, Human, Health” (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Oriental Martial Arts in the Age of Globalization
  • 2011
    Focus Asia Orientalists Congress (Калькутта). Presentation: Rabindranath Tagor and Japan
  • Боевые искусства и cпортивные единоборства: состояние и перспективы развития (Хабаровск). Presentation: Наследие боевых искусств в глобализирующемся мире
  • 2010
    Philosophy and Literature (По, Франция). Presentation: Philosophical Background of Russian Messianic Poetry in the Early XX c.
  • The First World Martial Arts Games (“Martial Arts Olympics”, symposium on Martial Arts) (Пекин). Presentation: The Legacy of Far Eastern Martial Arts
  • Peace and Order against Challenge and Revolt. Presentation: The Challenge of Japanese Romanticists
  • 2009
    International Seminar “Translation and Adaptation” (Дарем, Великобритания). Presentation: Translations of Classical Japanese Poetry in the West – Problems and Solutions
  • 2008
    Annual international symposium on Japanese Literature - panel “Saito Mokichi and his Poetic World” (Ямагата). Presentation: 斉藤茂吉の写生論 (The Concept of Shasei in the Poetry by Saito Mokichi)
  • Free Access to the Past (Амстердам). Presentation: The Legend of 47 Loyal Retainers in Japanese Literary Tradition
  • 2006
    Rethinking the Past: Intellectuals and their Role in History (Сидней). Presentation: Intellectuals in Search of Salvation
  • Reading Spiritualities (Ланкастер). Presentation: The Sacred Writings of East-Asian Religions in the Context of Comparative Cultural Studies
  • International Crossroads Symposium (Эври, Франция). Presentation: French Influence in New and Modern Japanese Literature and Painting
  • Language, Imaginary and Literary Text (Брага, Португалия). Presentation: Moral Force of Russian Classics
  • 2005
    International Conference at Akita International University (Акита ). Presentation: Building an Innovative University for the Globalized World

Editorial board membership

  • 2007-  c/t   As a member of the Management and Acacadeic Affairs Committee of the  interuniversity Research Center for the Studies of Japanese Literature (Kokubungaku kenkyu shiryokan)  - a member of the editorial board of  "Kokubunken nyuzu" academic journal.

    2017 - c/t   Head of the iInternational Collaboration Department at  the editorial board of the international literary and research journal "Wild Flowers"  (issued by the Russian Union of Writers, "Russia-Japan" Society and Akita International Haiku Network).. 

    2002 - 2008    Head coordinator of the global project launched by the Japan Culture Agency  Japanese Literature Publication and Promotion ( JLPP) covering countries with population speaking English, French, German and Russian). Over 100 books by the Japanese authors of the X c. were selected, reviewed and published in Russia.


  • 2007: Member of the Editorial Board (Как член Правления Межуниверситетского Центра изучения японской литературы (Кокубунгаку кэнкю сирёкан, Токио) являюсь членом редколлегии журнала "Кокубункэн ньюзу".), Кокубункэн ньюзу (Kokubunk'y nyuzu).


                  MAJOR GRATS

2006  Grant of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Scence for the publication iin Russia of the History of New Japanese Poetry in 4 volumes.

1992   Grant of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for shooting and release of the TV documentary series for Channel 1  "Japan - many Ways to the Temple".

1990-91   Grant of The Japan Foundation for the academic research in Japan,

Employment history

January 2018 - c/t       HSE  professor 

April 2017 - c/t     Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences 

    senior research fellow  (part time)   

April 2004 - March 2017      Akita International University (Japan ) professor  

April 1992-March 2004    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan) 

                                        associate professor, then full professor

June 1971 - March 1992     Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences,    junior, then senior research fellow.

1993-1996  (part time)  columnist at the major Japanese newspaper "Sankei shimbun"  ("Forum of Cultures" column).

Timetable for today

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