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Viacheslav Petrovich
Zaytsev

Researcher at the IOM RAS
Born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad).

Education:

1995—2001 — St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (ETU, formerly LEEI), the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering (2001).

Specialization: Computer engineering, computer platforms, systems and networks.

Diploma with honors.

2004—2006 — Institutio Orientalis (St. Petersburg), the Department of Japanese Studies.

Specialization: Japanese studies (Japan and Japanese language).

Academic positions:

September 2005 — December 2008 — Assistant Researcher, St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2008 — Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Department of Far Eastern Studies.

January 2009 — May 2013 — Junior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Far Eastern Studies.

From June 2013 up to present — Researcher, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Far Eastern Studies.

Projects and activities:

Member of IDP (International Dunhuang Project, 國際敦煌項目) since April, 2006.

Member of international expert community on encoding of the Tangut, Jurchen and Khitan scripts in the Unicode Standard and in the International Standard “ISO/IEC 10646: Information technology — Universal Coded Character Set (UCS)” since July, 2008. Member of the Working Group for the development of Proposals to encode the Tangut script (Proposal, Code chart) and Tangut radicals (Proposal) in the Universal Character Set (UCS).

2007—2009 — Worked on the cataloging of Japanese manuscripts, block-prints and old books from the manuscript collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, the Russian Academy of Sciences (jointly with Dr. Karine Marandjan and Dr. Alexander Kabanov).

2009—2011 — Member of “Preservation through digitisation of the Tangut collection at the Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences” project. The project is completed successfully.

Research conferences and simposia:

2016 — International conference “For the 200th anniversary of the birth of V. V. Grigoriev (1816–1881). Scientist and organizer of science” (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, March 28–29, 2016), the paper presented is “The unknown pages in the early history of Khitan written monuments’ studies (second quarter of 19th century — 1920s)”;

2016 — Kuner readings 2016 (St. Petersburg, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS, January 25–26, 2016), the paper presented is “Khitan written monuments as a historical source (a case study of the Khitan manuscript codex Nova N 176)”;

2015 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2015 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, December 9–11, 2015), the paper presented is “‘Forgotten’ monument in 'Phags-pa script from the collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS”;

2015 — Ninth All-Russian Orientalist Seminar in Memory of O. O. Rosenberg (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, November 23–24, 2015), the paper presented is “Attribution of the icon Kh 60 depicting the Chinese Buddhist pantheon from the collection of the IOM RAS”;

2015 — International conference “Z. K. Kasyanenko — Teacher and Mongolist (devoted to her 90th birthday)” (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, September 30 — October 1, 2015), the paper presented is “On specimens of Khitan, Tungus and Mongolian scripts published by N. Ya. Bichurin (Father Hyacinth) in 1842”;

2015 — Fourth St. Petersburg Seminar on Tibetan Studies (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, with participation of the St. Petersburg Buddhist Temple “Datsan Gunzechoinei”, June 3, 2015), the paper presented is “Manuscript copy of the ‘Alfabetto Thibettano’ and ‘Vocabulario Thibettiano’ by Domenico da Fano (1674–1728) from the collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS”;

2015 — International Dunhuang Project (IDP) Business Meeting 2015 (Istanbul, The British Library, in collaboration with Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, April 24–25, 2015), the paper presented is “General report on the activities of the IOM RAS: overview of current, finished and future projects” (jointly with Alla A. Sizova);

2015 — Meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS at January 19th, 2015, the paper presented is “Information technologies in Tangut studies”;

2014 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2014 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, December 1–3, 2014), the paper presented is “Textual criticism of the ‘History of Liao [dynasty]’ (Liao shi 遼史; 1343–1344): review of editions and publications of the text”;

2014 — Eighth All-Russian Orientalist Seminar in Memory of O. O. Rosenberg (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, November 24–25, 2014), the paper presented is “Manuscript Latin-Tibetan vocabulary of Domenico da Fano (1674–1728): autograph manuscript and its reworks”;

2014 — International conference “The Missionaries in the Far East” (St. Petersburg, Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, November 19–20, 2014), the paper presented is “Tibetan dictionaries compiled by the Italian Catholic missionaries in Tibet in the first quarter of the 18th century”;

2014 — Third St. Petersburg Seminar on Tibetan Studies (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, October 13–14, 2014), the paper presented is “Sanskrit mantras and dhāraṇīs on Manchu helmets of the Qing period”;

2014 — 57th Annual meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC): Altaic Studies in Interdisciplinary Research — Challenges in Archaeology, Linguistics, Ethnography, Anthropology and History (Vladivostok, Institute of the History, Archaeology and Ethnology of the Peoples of the Far East, Far Eastern Branch of the RAS, September 9–14, 2014), the paper presented is “A unique Khitan Large script text containing biographical records about Liao emperors (from the collection of the IOM RAS): approaches to a comparative analysis of Khitan and Chinese historical sources”;

2014 — Sixth Dorjiev Conference “Buddhism and the Modern World” (Ulan-Ude — Naryn-Atsagat, St. Petersburg Charity Foundation Society of Buryat Culture “Aya-Ganga”, Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, July 13–16, 2014), the paper presented is “Inscriptions of the Liao period as a source for the history of Buddhism in the Khitan state (a case study of the Epitaph of Xiao Paolu, 1090)”;

2013 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2013 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, December 2–4, 2013), the paper presented is “New data about the first ancestor of the Khitan people, Khitan khaghans and emperors of Liao (by fragments of Khitan historical works presented in manuscript codex Nova N 176 from the collection of the IOM RAS)”.

2012 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2012 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, December 3–5, 2012), the paper presented is “Khitan manuscript Nova N 176 from the collection of the IOM RAS as a historical source”.

2012 — “Nikolai Nevsky: A Commemorative symposium” Marking the 120th anniversary of Nikolai A. Nevsky (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, October 3–5, 2012), the paper presented is “On the birthdate of N. A. Nevsky”;

2012 — Seminar “Aspects on philological linguistics” (研究会「文献言語学の諸相」) (Osaka, Consortium for Studies of Eurasian Languages, July 8, 2012), the paper presented is “The St. Petersburg Khitan Large script text and the problems of its study” (サンクトペテルブルグ所蔵契丹大字テキストの研究における諸問題) (in Russian and Japanese);

2012 — International symposium on Khitan studies “Problems in the study of Khitan scripts’ materials” (国際シンポジウム「契丹文字資料に関する諸問題」) (Kyoto, Otani University, July 7, 2012), the paper presented is “Joining of text fragments of the St. Petersburg Khitan Large script manuscript codex: the methods and results” (サンクトペテルブルグ契丹大字写本の分かれたテキスト断片の結合に関して:その方法と結論) (in Russian and Japanese);

2012 — News conference “The discovery of manuscript codex written in Khitan script” (契丹文字冊子本発見に関する記者説明会) (Kyoto, Otani University, July 6, 2012), the paper presented is “On the Khitan Large script manuscript codex from the collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS” (ロシア科学アカデミー東洋文献研究所所蔵契丹大字写本について) (in Russian and Japanese);

2012 — International conference “Tanguts in Central Asia” (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, June 22–23, 2012), the paper presented is “Problems of creating digital text of manuscript codex written in the Khitan large script from the collection of the IOM RAS”;

2011 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2011 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, December 5–7, 2011), the paper presented is “A manuscript codex written in the Khitan large script from the collection of the IOM RAS: On reconstructing the original structure of the text from its separate parts”.

2011 — Far Eastern Studies Seminar of the Far Eastern Studies Department of the IOM RAS (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, October 24, 2011), the paper presented is “Problems of decipherment of Khitan large script: new approaches and possibilities”.

2010 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2010 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, November 29 — December 1, 2010), the paper presented is “Unknown script and language manuscript from Chinese collection of the IOM RAS”.

2009 — Annual IOM Academic Session 2009 (St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS, November 30 — December 2, 2009), the paper presented is “Two lost Tangut fragments with Tibetan transcriptions (based on the materials in N. A. Nevsky’s archive fond)”.

2009 — The XVIIIth International Conference on China, Chinese Civilization and the World: History, Modernity and Future Prospects (Institute of Far Eastern Studies RAS, Moscow, October 21–23, 2009), the paper presented is “Homographs in the Russian dictionary of Old Chinese”.

Fields of special interest:

Tangut (西夏), Khitan (契丹) and Jurchen (女真) scripts, languages and written monuments; history of Far Eastern lexicography; decipherment of scripts and languages; palaeography, epigraphy, textual criticism, lexicography, orthography of written monuments, grammatology, graphemics.

Email: zaytsev@orientalstudies.ru

Note. The list of major publications can be viewed at Russian version of profile here (it includes full text of some articles). The entire list of publications can be found below.

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

[2017]

West A., Zhamsoev A., Zaytsev V. [Document No.] JTC1/SC2/WG2 N4781 = L2/17-007: Proposal to encode one historical Mongolian letter for Buryat Mongolian // The Unicode Consortium: [official website]. 2017. 12 pp.

[2016]

West A., Zaytsev V., Everson M. [Document No.] JTC1/SC2/WG2 N4725R = L2/16-113R: Towards an Encoding of the Khitan Small Script // The Unicode Consortium: [official website]. 2016. 194 pp.

Zaytsev V., Tai Chung-pui. Re-examination of the Tangut Fragment Or. 12380/3495 from the Collection of the British Library // The 6th International Symposium on Oriental Ancient Documents Studies. Saint Petersburg, October 2–6, 2016: Abstracts. St. Petersburg: Saint Petersburg State University, 2016. P. 105—108.

Zaytsev V., West A. [Document No.] JTC1/SC2/WG2 N4765 = L2/16-277: Discussion of 29 proposed Khitan Small Script characters // The Unicode Consortium: [official website]. 2016. 35 pp.

[2015]

Zaytsev V.P. Identification of a Khitan historical work as part of the Nova N 176 manuscript codex from the collection of the IOM RAS and related problems [Идентификация киданьского исторического сочинения в составе рукописной книги-кодекса Nova Н 176 из коллекции ИВР РАН и сопутствующие проблемы] // Acta linguistica Petropolitana: Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies. Vol. XI, part 3. St. Petersburg, Nauka, 2015. P. 167—208, 821—822 (summary in Russian), 850—851 (summary in English).

[2011]

Zaytsev V.P. A Manuscript Codex Written in the Khitan Large Script from the Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences [Рукописная книга большого киданьского письма из коллекции Института восточных рукописей РАН] // Written Monuments of the Orient, № 2(15), autumn-winter 2011. Moscow, Nauka, Vostochnaya Literatura Publishers, 2011. P.130—150.


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