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Irina Fedorovna
Popova

Head of the Department of Manuscripts and Documents at the IOM RAS
Director of the IOM RAS
Doctor of Sciences (equiv. Habilitation) - History
Professor
1978-1983 - student of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University, Department of Oriental Studies, Section of the History of Far East;

1983-1986 - post-graduate student in the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

1986-1992 - Junior Researcher of same Institute;

1992-1995 - Researcher;

1995 -1997 - Senior Researcher;

1997 - 2003 - Academic Secretary of St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences;

since April, 2003, - Director of St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences.

1988 - Ph.D., thesis theme: “Rules for Emperors” (“Ti-fan”) by T'ang T'ai-tsung as a source on the Chinese Political Thought of the 8th century”;

2000 - Doctor of History. Thesis theme: “The Theory of the State Rulership in the Early T'ang China”.

Since 1995 till now - Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University.

The main subjects of the current research: - political thought, government and administrative system of medieval and especially Tang China; - cataloging of the Chinese rubbings and Dunhuang collections of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies; - translation into Russian, research and commentary of the Tang Chinese source “The Essence of Policy during the Chen-Kuan Period” (Chen-Kuan cheng yao) by Wu Ching (670-749); political thought of the reign of the Tang Empress Wu-hou (683-705).

Participation in the International Conferences: “Education in and on China and Chinese” (Lahti, Finland, October, 1997); “Tang Civilization” (St.Petersburg, September, 1998); the "Second Russian Congress of the Oriental Studies” (Kazan, Russia, October, 1999); “52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies” (San-Diego, USA, March, 2000); Conference on Dunhuang Studies (Hangzhou, China, May, 2002); 14th Conference of the Association of Chinese Studies (Moscow, August, 2002); the “Third Russian Congress of the Oriental Studies” (St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2002), 37th International Congress for Asian and Northern African Studies (Moscow, August, 2004).

Publications ( the entire list as a *.pdf file)

[2016]

[Review:] “Vtoroi” i “Tretii” al’bomy o. Iakinfa (N.Ya. Bichurina) [The “Second” and “Third” Albums of Fr. Iakinf (N.Ya. Bichurin)] / Introduction by Academician V.S. Miasnikov and O.V. Vassilieva. Publication by O.V. Vassilieva — St. Petersburg: National Library of Russia, 2012. — 56 pp. + 58 pp. of facsimiles (Nontraditional sources on the history of China during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), by Irina F. Popova // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(3), 2016. P. 113–114.

[2015]

The Buddhist Traditions of Russia: Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Lineage of the Pandita Khambo Lamas [Учение Будды в России: 250 лет институту Пандито Хамбо-лам]. Editorial Board: Prof. Dr. I. F. Popova (chief editor); B. B. Badmaev; Prof. Dr. V. L. Uspensky; Dr. A. V. Zorin (executive editor); A. A. Sizova (secretary). St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Centre for Oriental Studies Publishers, 2015. 186 р.

Countries and Peoples of the East. Vol. XXXVI. Religions of the East. Ed. by I.F.Popova, T.D.Skrynnikova.Moscow: Nauka - Vostochnaya literatura 2015. 431 p. ISBN 978-5-02-039952-5.

Popova I. A Dunhuang Document on the Division of Property from the Serindia Fund of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(1), 2015. P. 4-13.

[2014]

Countries and Peoples of the East. Vol. XXXV. Collections, texts and their "biographies". Ed. by I.F.Popova, T.D.Skrynnikova.Moscow: Nauka - Vostochnaya literatura 2014. 439 p. ISBN 978-5-02-036581-0.

Popova I. Depictions of Tributaries of the August Qing 皇清職貢圖 and Hyacinth Bichurin’s First Album // East Asian Studies: Festschrift in Honor of the Retirement of Professor Takata Tokio. Kyoto: Rinsen Book Co., 2014. P. 401-415.

Tibetology in St. Petersburg. Collected papers. Issue 1. Editorial Board: I.F.Popova (chief editor), B.B.Badmaev, A.V.Zorin (executive editor), V.L.Uspensky. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Centre for Oriental Studies Publishers, 2014.

[2013]

Popova I. Tang Political Treatise from Dunhuang: “Heavenly Instructions” (Tian xun) // Studies in Chinese Manuscripts from the Warring States Period to the 20th Century. Ed. by Imre Galambos. Budapest: Institute of East Asian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, 2013. P. 59-79. (Buddhist Monographs Asian Series, Series Editor Imre Hamar.)

[2012]

Dunhuang Studies: Prospects and Problems for the Coming Second Century of Research / 敦煌學:第二個百年的研究視角與問題 / Дуньхуановедение: перспективы и проблемы второго столетия исследований. Ed. by I.Popova and Liu Yi. Slavia Publishers, St. Petersburg, 2012.

Popova I. / 波波娃. The Chinese Documents of the “Serindia Collection” of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS / 俄羅斯科學院東方文獻研究所西域收藏品中的 漢文文獻研究 // Dunhuang Studies: Prospects and Problems for the Coming Second Century of Research / 敦煌學:第二個百年的研究視角與問題. St. Petersburg: Slavia Publishers, 2012. P. 205—208.

Popova I. Remarks on the Documents SI 0/32 (4112) and Дх-18923 of the IOM RAS Collection // Talking about Dunhuang on the Riverside of the Neva / 涅瓦河邊談敦煌. Ed. by TAKATA Tokio / 高田時雄編. Institute ror Research in Humanities Kyoto University / 京都大學人文科學研究所 2012. P. 21—38.

[2011]

Transactions of the Archives of Orientalists of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS. Edited by Irina Popova. Issue No 1. Studies of Orientalists at the time of the Leningrad Blockade (1941-1944). Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura Publishers, 2011.

Works of the Orientalists during the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944) [Труды востоковедов в годы блокады Ленинграда (1941—1944)]. Ed. by I.F.Popova. Moscow, Vostochnaya Literatura Publishers, 2011. 343 p. (Works Kept at the Archives of the Orientalists, Issue 1 [Труды Архива востоковедов. Выпуск первый].)

[2010]

Countries and Peoples of the East [Страны и народы Востока] / General editor of the series M.N.Bogolyubov. Ed. by I.F.Popova and A.M.Reshetov. Vol. 33. Moscow, Vostochnaya Literatura Publishers 2010.

[2009]

Beijing During the Qing Dynasty: Pictures of Folklife (min-su hua) [Цинский Пекин. Картины народной жизни (миньсухуа)]. Introduction, translation from Chinese, notes by I.F.Popova. St Petersburg, Slaviya Publishers 2009. 248 p.

On the Trail of Texts Along the Silk Road. Russian Expeditions Discoveries of Manuscripts in Central Asia / The Catalogue of the Exhibition. Introductory articles by I.Popova and Takata Tokio. Entries by E.I.Kychanov, I.F.Popova, L.Yu.Tugusheva, M.I.Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. Kyoto 2009.

[2008]

The Caves of One Thousand Buddhas. Russian Expeditions along the Silk Route. On the Occasion of 190 Years of the Asiatic Museum. Exhibition Catalogue. St Petersburg, The State Hermitage Publishers 2008.

Popova I.F. S.F. Oldenburg's First Russian Turkestan Expedition (1909-1910) // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 148-157.

Popova I.F. S.F. Oldenburg’s Second Russian Turkestan Expedition (1914-1915) // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 158-175.

Popova I.F. Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 11-39.

Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century [Российские экспедиции в Центральную Азию в конце XIX — начале XX века]. Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. 244 p., ill.

[2004]

Central Asian Law: An Historical Overview. A Festschrift for The Ninetieth Birthday of Herbert Franke. Edited by W.Johnson, I.F.Popova. Society for Asian Legal History, The Hall Center for the Humanities, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Ks. 2004.

Popova I.F. The Administrative and Legal Regulations of the Tang Emperors for the Frontier Territories // Central Asian Law: An Historical Overview. Kansas 2004. P. 41-54.

[1999]

Popova I.F. Political Practice and Ideology of Early T'ang China [Политическая практика и идеология раннетанского Китая]. Moscow, Vostochnaya Literatura Publishers 1999. 279 p.


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