Issa Nadia Hassan

Исса Надия Хассан


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


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  • 1992–1997:  Department of Japanese Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU. Specialist in Oriental Studies and History.
  • 1997–2000:  PhD Programme in History, Faculty of International relations, Department of World Politics, SPbSU. 
  • 1999–2000: Faculty of Philology, Department of the Russian language as foreign, SPbSU. Teacher of the Russian language as foreign, SPbSU.

Professional positions: 

  • 1998-1999: senior lector in the Foreign center of the Russian language and culture, SPbSU.
  • 2004 - 2011: teaching assistant, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 2011 – present: senior lector, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.

Research interests:

  • Methodology of teaching Japanese language;
  • History of Japanese sword;
  • Art of Japan.

Languages: Russian (native), Japanese (fluent), English (fluent).

List of  the  most  important  publications (in Russian)

  • Masamune —  Japanese swordsmith // In: Asian and African Studies in the Universities of Saint Petersburg, Russia and Europe: Actual Problems and Perspectives. Reports and Materials of the Symposium. Saint Petersburg, 2008. Pp. 227-232.
  • Bonji (梵字) on the Japanese sword / In: Modernization and Tradition: the XXVIth International Conference on Source Studies and Historiography of Asia and Africa. Abstracts of Papers. Saint Petersburg, 2011. Pp. 202-203.
  • Signatures on the sword of the period jo:to: and koto: //  In: Japanese Studies Today: Society, Culture, and Language. Reports and Materials of the Conference. Saint Petersburg, 2012. Pp. 119-135.

Courses taught:

  • Japanese writing (Intermediate Course);
  • The Japanese Grammar Course for the Beginners (1st year);
  • The Japanese language course as a second foreign language (2-4 years, Department of Chinese Philology, Department of History of the Far East Countries).