Alexander ZORIN

03 - 22 mai 2018

Russian Academy of Sciences

donne quatre conférences sur le thème :

Tibetan Studies in Russia: History and Collections


Alexander Zorin is born on November 30, 1979 in Vorkuta, Komi Republic, Russian Federation. Graduated from St Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, where he obtained the Bachelor degree in Tibetan philology (2000) and the Master degree in Religious studies (2002). In 2006, defended the PhD dissertation “At the Source of Tibetan Poetry: Stotra Hymns in Tibetan Literature of the 8th – 14th Centuries”, supervised by Prof Dr Lev N. Menshikov, at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOM RAS). From 2006 up to present, a researcher (senior researcher, from 2013) at the IOM RAS. He heads the project of the processing and cataloguing of the IOM Tibetan library and the collection of Mongolian, Buryat and Tibetan Buddhist artefacts. His other research projects have been focused on the study of the 18th century acquisitions of Tibetan texts, Dunhuang and Khara Khoto manuscripts. He took part in a number of international conferences including 2008, 2012 and 2016 Beijing Seminars on Tibetan Studies, the IATS Seminar in Ulaanbaatar 2013, etc. In 2010, worked at the International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo, as a visiting researcher. In May 2017, was given a 5 year certificate of a visiting professor at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China. His major research interests include Tibetan religious poetry, Tibetan book culture, textology, literary criticism, history of Tibetan studies in Russia.