This paper surveys the emergence and transformation of Vietnamese studies in Russia and the former Soviet Union from the late nineteenth century until the present. It demonstrates how writings by Russian explorers and geographers developed into a professional academic field during the Soviet era, one that was strongly shaped by ideological affinities and international connections within the communist world. Although Vietnamese studies in Russia has retained some intellectual and institutional legacies from the Soviet era, it also reflects transformations in academic life in Russia since the 1990s as well as the changing relationship between the two countries.
Vietnamese Studies in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Anatoly Sokolov (Анатолий Соколов) is the author and translator of various articles and books on the history, culture, and literature of Vietnam. He graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Countries at Moscow State University, and he received his PhD in philology from the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences). He is currently a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow.
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Anatoly Sokolov; Vietnamese Studies in Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Journal of Vietnamese Studies 1 February 2021; 16 (1): 67–89. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/vs.2021.16.1.67
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