Osmanov Evgeny M.

Associate Professor, Chairman of the Educational Programs Committee

Османов Е.М.


  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11


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  • Russian (native),
  • Japanese (fluent),
  • English (fluent)


  • 2002-2005: PhD Programme in History of Asian and African countries, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU. PhD Thesis: “The Creation History of Japanese Imperial Army and Fleet (1868-1894)” (2005, supervisor Prof. Alexander Filippov).
  • 2000-2002: M.A. in History, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University.
  • 1996-2000: B.A. in History St.Petersburg State University.

Professional positions:

  • Since 2008: Associate Professor, Department of Theory of Social Development of Asian and African Countries, SPbSU
  • 2006-2008: Senior Lecturer, Department of Japanology, SPbSU
  • 2005-2006: Assistant Professor, Department of History of Far East Countries, SPbSU

Awards and honours:

  • Vladimir Potanin Foundation Award (2010)
  • Committee on Science and Higher Education Diploma, Award (2013)
  • Committee on Science and Higher Education Diploma, Award (2014)

Professional and social activities:

  • Board Member, the Russian – Japanese Friendship Society of St. Petersburg (since 2013)

Research interests:

  • Japanese Imperial Army History;
  • Modern Japanese foreign policy;
  • International Affairs; Geopolitics;
  • Russian-Japanese connections


  • Russia and East at the beginning of 21 century
  • Japanese language
  • Historiography and Source Study of the Japanese History
  • Foreign policy of East and South-East Asia Countries
  • Introduction to Oriental studies

PhD students:

  • Kasahara Kota. Conflict on the Halkin Goal: the Japanese View (since 2015)

Publications: 43, including 1 monograph

  • Collection of materials for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. SPb, St. Petersburg State University, 2005. (in Russian)
  • Military reforms in the Japanese army in the 60-70’s of XIX century // Problems of history, philology, culture. Moscow-Magnitogorsk-Novosibirsk. Issue XVI / 2, 2006. (in Russian)
  • The rise and collapse of Russian-Japanese relations (1906-1917) // Japan: cultural traditions in a changing society. SPb, NP-Print, 2014. (in Russian)
  • Do we need another victory? // City812. № 29, September 14, 2015. (in Russian)
  • The place of Japan in a regional security system. The main political problems and contradictions with neighboring countries (PRC, ROC, RC, DPRK): history and present state // St. Petersburg Annual of Asian and African Studies. Ergon-Verlag GmbH, 2014. (in English)
  • Japanese foreign policy service: History of creation and organization. // Actual problems of Science. 2015. № 10-1. Р. 180-186. (in Russian)
  • A formation and changes of Russia`s perception in Japan: past and present // Eurasia Cultura. 2016. Vol. 2. Pp. 33-42. (in English)
  • Features of moral education and military training specific of Japanese pupils in Meiji period (1868-1912) // Dagestan Pedagogical State University News. Social and human sciences. 2017. Vol. 11. № 1. Pp. 10-19. (in Russian)
  • The Japanese reaction on the Russian-Chinese negotiations and the conclusion of the Union Treaty between the Russian Empire and China in 1896: according Russian and Japanese materials // Kant. № 3 (24). 2017. Pp. 5-9. (in Russian)
  • The East Asian part of the arc of instability: Russian-Japanese relations in the light of the paradigm shift of Japan’s defense policy // The Eurasian arc of instability and the problems of regional security from East Asia to North Africa: Results of 2016 / Ed. V.N. Kolotov. SPb, Publishing house «IPK NP-Print», 2017. Pp. 279-310. (in Russian)