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Ilya Smirnov

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Ilya Smirnov has been at HSE University since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 1978

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1971

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.

Scholarly Awards

2007 – Honor Diploma of the Government of China and the Union of Writers of China

2008 – Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

2015 – A.L. Shanyavsky award (RSUH) “For outstanding contribution to the development of fundamental studies in humanities”

2015Laureate of the Prize of the Government of China and the Embassy of China in Russia “Study and Translation of Classical Chinese Poetry” for the monograph “Chinese Poetry in Studies, Notes, Translations, Interpretations”

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2017/2018)


Interviews, Public lectures

«Китайская поэзия в Китае и в России». Выступление на Фестивале китайского языка и культуры.

Поговорим о Востоке: что, где, когда. Лекция на Факультете компьютерных наук НИУ ВШЭ.

«Восток – это важно и нужно». Интервью «Окнам академического роста».

«Девятнадцать древних стихотворений» и стихи о разлуке. Радио Arzamas.

Об идее объединения классического Востока и античности в одном институте. ЮТ-канал «Античность НИУ ВШЭ».

Традиционная культура Китая: становление, расцвет, закат. Лекция в Кремлевском Лектории.

О выставке «Сокровища императорского дворца Гугун. Эпоха процветания Китая в XVIII в.». Участие в программе «Наблюдатель» на телеканале «Культура».

Китайская поэзия: понимание и перевод. Публичная лекция в проекте «Вышка на ВДНХ».

Недоступные сокровища Поднебесной. Интервью НГ Ex Libris.

Я смотрю на китайские стихи со стороны, а поэзия видит себя изнутри. Интервью pravmir.ru

Китайская поэтическая классика в русских переводах: школы, традиции, имена. Публичная лекция в рамках проекта «Публичные лекции “Полит.ру”». Текст лекции.

Вышка будет готовить специалистов по языкам, словесности и истории Востока и античности. Новостная служба ВШЭ.

В самой попытке перевода старой китайской поэзии заложена ловушка. Интервью литературному сетевому изданию «Горький».

Китайская культура в зеркале поэзии. Публичная лекция на arzamas.academy

Классическая китайская поэзия в традиционной культуре Китая. Публичная лекция в рамках проекта «Публичные лекции “Полит.ру”». Текст лекции.

Восточные культуры как другие. «Наука 2.0» на Полит.ру

Как был устроен традиционный Китай. Интервью телеканалу «Вести 24» – декабрь, 2010 г.

Интервью телепрограмме «Школа злословия» НТВ – апрель, 2009 год.

«Я там видел то, что не показывают иностранцам»  Интервью изданию «Великая Эпоха» (The Epoch Times)

Для тех, кого притягивает Восток. Интервью порталу Полит.ру. Часть 1.

Как воссоздать востоковедение в России. Интервью порталу Полит.ру. Часть 2.

«Китайцы ценят в литературе "пресность"»  Интервью «Русскому Журналу».


Employment history

1972–1975 – Doctoral student at Gorky Institute of World Literature (Academy of Sciences of the USSR);

1976–1992 – Senior editor at Oriental Section of Nauka (“Science”) Publishing House;

1989–1990 – Research and teaching at Beijing University, China;

1992–1994 – Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Section for Comparative Cultural Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

1994–2020 – Academic Director of Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies of the Russian State University for the Humanities;

2010–2015 – Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

2017 on – Academic Director of Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Asian Studies—An Essential Subject for Students of Different Specialisations

Russian society demonstrates a growing interest in Asia and North Africa, with economic, social, political and cultural expectations associated with the macro-region. What is more, demand for educational programmes and competencies related to Asian and African studies is projected to grow in Russian universities. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin and the heads of relevant HSE departments explain the university’s past and current efforts to respond to these challenges.

Italy, Turkey, and Abkhazia: Outcomes of 2021 HSE IOCS Archaeological Expeditions

This year’s field season is over, and despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, archaeologists from the Centre of Classical and Oriental Archaeology at the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS) were able to undertake their scheduled expeditions to Italy, Turkey, and Abkhazia. The Centre is the only Russian institution that conducts regular archaeological research in the Mediterranean region—the heart of ancient civilization, where neither Soviet nor Russian classical archaeologists have ever worked before.

HSE Academics Elected Fellows of the British Academy

Galin Tihanov, Chief Research Fellow of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Professor of Queen Mary University of London, and Sergey Ivanov, Professor of the HSE Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS) have been elected fellows of the British Academy. In an interview with the HSE News Service, Sergey Ivanov speaks about this important event, his new responsibilities as a fellow of the Academy, and his short-term research plans.

HSE Expands Offerings in Asian Studies with Opening of Joint Department with RAS Institute of Oriental Studies

HSE has been offering courses in Asian Studies for 10 years now with numerous departments and programmes producing research in the field and offering in-depth courses. In December 2019, the HSE Academic Council approved the opening of a Joint Department with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS RAS). How will the IOS RAS transfer its vast experience and resource to its new home at HSE? And what traditions in the study and teaching of Asian studies already exist at HSE?

‘Today Is a Wonderful Day, Because I Hear Persian Being Spoken’

The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies of the Faculty of Humanities has launched a Center of Iranian Studies and the Persian Language. On December 6, representatives of HSE University and the Cultural Representative of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Moscow signed the cooperation agreement.

Application for HSE Minors is Open

First-year students can select a minor in their personal accounts beginning at 18.00, March 26. HSE is offering a variety of interesting minors this year, so that students can choose the right minor for themselves.