The main area of education is ‘Asian and African Studies'. The key aim of the School is to give an education in general Asian studies, before moving on to gradual specialization in culture, economics, philosophy and religions, politics etc. The latter, in particular, includes the study of methods and practices of work in Asian countries in such spheres as politics, economics and entrepreneurship. Innovative methods of education are used in the School, as well as leading international programmes from world renowned experts in Oriental countries and Russian relations with these regions.
Modern as well as classic Oriental languages are intensively taught at the School.
On May 20 the HSE School of Asian Studies organized the annual ‘Oriental Crazy Day’ event. Students and lecturers worked together to capture the atmosphere of ‘the East’, and, on Saturday, the HSE building on Trifonovskaya ulitsa opened its doors to everyone interested in Asian studies.
On the 12 th and 13 th of May the School of Asian studies hosted the IV Student Conference “Eastern perspective” which included the Round table “East – West: economics, politics, society”.
Hypnotized by the Beauty of Russia’s Winter, Indonesian Student of Asian Studies Hopes to Pursue International Career
Aditya Haryo Proboncono, a 27-year-old Indonesian graduate of the University of Indonesia with a Bachelor in Humanities, is currently enrolled at in the HSE School of Asian Studies where he is enjoying courses in the culture, language, history, as well as political and economic development of Asian countries.
First-year students in the Masters’ programme on Socio-political and Economic Development of Modern Asia recently took part in a number of conferences by serving as interpreters at the events for official foreign delegations.
HSE has held the 5th International Relations Russia-China Summer School 'Eurasia 2020: Prospects for cooperation.' The school has been held since 2011 by the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs jointly with the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China). This year it was held with support from the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. This is the only summer school of this kind held in Russia.
On the 15th May, 2015 Shimada Nobuo gave a lecture at HSE on Japanese Military Culture. The event was organised by the School of Asian Studies at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. Shimada Nobuo brought some swords from his own workshop and allowed his audience to hold them while he talked about the enduring Japanese interest in weapons of war and the Japanese soul. Owner of the Yamashiroya gallery and specialist on ancient artefacts, Mr Nobuo advises the Japanese ministry of culture and works with the Hermitage and other museums in St Petersburg and around the world helping them with their Japanese collections. He gave his talk in Japanese with Russian translation. He gave this interview to the HSE News Service.
‘Calligraphy and painting are two arts that have different names, but are one and the same,’ wrote Chinese art historian Zhang Yanyuan. Participants of the School of Asian Studies’ lecture and workshop ‘The Magic of Chinese Characters and the Secret of Calligraphy,’ which took place at the State Museum of Oriental Art as part of the Open University project, were able to witness this firsthand.
From January 24 to February 4, HSE's Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an international winter school. Sixty students from across the globe (Korea, Japan, China, Germany, Italy, Poland, Egypt, Morocco, to name but a few) came together for 12 days and were plunged into the hustle and bustle of daily life in Russia.
This was the topic of a presentation by Professor Alexey Maslov, Head of the HSE School of Asian Studies, his first talk as part of the Russia and Global Shift of Power public lecture organized in Valletta, Malta, by IDEAT foundation in cooperation with Russian Centre of Science and Culture on Malta.