bio

Alexander Storozhuk, professor of the St. Petersburg State University, head of the Department of Chinese Philology. Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University (SPSU), Faculty of Asian and African studies. Studied in PRC (Beijing University of Foreign Languages), carried-out different researches in China and Russia. Was invited as a guest-lecturer to different universities in Russia and abroad. PHD (1996) and Advanced PHD (2006) in Asian and African studies. Chairman of the St. Petersburg Russian-Chinese Friendship Society. Chairman of the St. Petersburg Union of Chinese Studies. Chairman of the St. Petersburg Association of Former Students of the Chinese Universities. Member of the European Association for Chinese Studies Member of the All-Russian Association for Chinese Studies Translator of classical (Tang) poetry and prose into Russian. Member of the jury of the all-world Hanyuqiao (南语桥) competition (2012). Author of numerous articles and books on traditional Chinese culture, including monographs on Tang poetry and philosophy, on Chinese calligraphy, on traditional philosophy and folksy beliefs. Main monographs: Yuan Zhen. Life and Works of a Tang Poet. St. Petersburg, 2001. Fundamentals of the Chinese Character-Writing. St. Petersburg, 2002 (2-d edition 2005, 3-d corrected edition 2010, 4-th edition 2017) Three Teachings and the Chinese Culture: Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism in Tang Creative Works. St. Petersburg, 2010. Gods and Spirits of the Chinese Inferno. St. Petersburg, 2012 (in co-authorship with T. Kornilyeva and Y. Zavidovskaya).