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Tatyana Aleksandrovna

Leading Researcher at the IOM RAS
Head of the Department of Far Eastern Studies at the IOM RAS
Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at the IOM RAS
Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - History
Born on October 31, 1955, in Hangzhou (People’s Republic of China). Chinese name - Pang Xiaomei. In spring 1959, moved with her family to Leningrad (USSR) for permanent residence.


From 1973 to 1978, student of Leningrad State University, the Faculty of Oriental studies, the Department of Chinese Philology, was degreed MA in Chinese Philology and Literature with highest degree;

From 1986 to 1990, doctoral student at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, with a research on the Manchu language of the 18th century;

In 2004, defended her PhD dissertation in Manchu history and historiography, entitled Manchu manuscripts and blockprints for the study of the Qing empire history and culture of the 18th century.


From 1979 to 1985, the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences;

From 1985 to 1987, the Library of the Academy of Sciences, Leningrad;

From 1987 to 2004, the Leningrad/St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, the research group of Far Eastern Textology, senior researcher (from June 2005);

From 2001 to 2004, academic secretary of the group of Far Eastern Textology;

From 2004 to 2006, academic secretary of the Department of Far Eastern Studies;

From 2007 up to present, head of the Department of Far Eastern Studies.

Professional Activities:

Member of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC), from 1986, the International Society of Shamanistic Research (ISSR), 1993, the council board of the Italian-German-Russian series Aetas Manjurica (Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, Germany), from 1992;

Co-editor of the annual journal Altaica (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow, Russia), from 1999;

Member of the Italian-Russian expedition for the studies of the indangered cultures – the Manchu and Sibe peoples, from 2001;

Secretary of the journal Written Monuments of the East issued by the IOM RAS, from January 2006.


Conferences on Manchu history and culture held in China (Beijing, Shenyang, Harbin, Hailar, Changchun, annual from 1992), in Japan (Tokyo), in the USA (Santa Barbara), in Germany (Bonn), in Taiwan (Taibei); 2d North American International Conference on Manchu Studies, 27-29 May, 2005, Harvard University; 2d Seoul International Altaistic Conference – September 2006;

Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC) in Tashkent (1986); Hungaria (Budapest, 1990), Japan (Tokyo, 1995), Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Walbelberg), Turkey (Ankara, 2003), Moscow (2005); Berlin (2006); Kazan (2007); Bukharest (2008);

International Society of Shamanistic Research (ISSR) conferences in Hungaria (Budapest, 1993), France (Chantilly,1998), China (Changchun, 2004);

Conferences on Jesuit studies in Germany (Sant-Augustin), Belgium (Leuven), China (Peking);

Participation in the annual conferences at the St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies/Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS; Institute of Linguistic Studies, RAS; Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology RAS; St Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

Delivered lectures at Jerusalem University, Israel, 1991; College de France, Paris, 1997, Tallinn University, Estonia, May 2007 (on Buddhism during the Qing dynasty);

In 1993, took a three months research at the Venice University, Italy, with the grant from the Italian Ministry of Education;

From October 1995 to April 1996, and from March to May 1997, visiting researcher with the Diderot fellowship from the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France;

March 2007, visiting researcher at the Maison des Sciences dell’Homme, Paris, France.

Teaching Activities:

From April to May 1998, Manchu language course at the University of Sorbonne IV, Paris, France;

September 2002, Manchu history and culture course at the State Amur University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

From February 2004 to May 2008, Introduction to Manchu Studies course at St Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the Department of China and South Eastern countries.

From September 2006 to May 2008, practical Chinese language course at St Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Major research interests:

Manchu historiography, literature and religion; Manchu written and printed book collections; History and culture of the Sibe; Hstory of Christian missionaries in China (Manchu documents on the history of the Russian Ecclesiastic and European missionaries); History of Manchu studies and sinology.

Published more than 130 papers, including 8 monographs.


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


Academician-Orientalist V. P. Vasilyev: Kazan—Beijing—Saint Petersburg. (Essays and materials) [Академик-востоковед В. П. Васильев: Казань—Пекин—Санкт-Петербург (очерки и материалы)] / Valeyev R.M., Walravens H., Datsyshen V.G., Elantseva O.P., Zhukov V.Y., Kulganek I.V., Liu Liqiu, Martynov D.Y., Mayatsky D.M., Pang T.A., Uspensky V.L.; compiled by Pang T.A.; eds. Valeyev R.M., Kulganek I.V. Saint Petersburg, Kazan, 2021. 320 p., ill.


Pang T.A. The Imperial Patent of the Kangxi Period in the Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(7), 2018. P. 88–95.


Pang T.A. and Pchelin N.G. Portraits of Qing meritorious officers in the collection of the State Hermitage: scroll restoration and revised reading of the texts // Written Monuments of the Orient. 2(6), 2017. P. 88–110.


Pang T. A Manchu-Mongolian Diploma Given to the Wife of a Mongolian Nobleman // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(1), 2015. P. 78–86.

Pang T.A. [Review:] Mandschurische Handschriften und Drucke im Bestand der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Bearbeitet von Hartmut Walravens. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014. 560 S. // Written Monuments of the Orient. 2(2), 2015. P. 114—117.

Pang T.A. Schriftliche mandschurische Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur des Qing-Reiches des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts / Aus dem Russischen übersetzt, bearbeitet und herausgegeben von G.Stary und H.Walravens. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015. 247 S. (Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes. Im Auftrag der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft herausgegeben von Florian C. Reiter. Band 100.)


53rd Annual Meeting Permanent International Altaistic Conference. July 25–30, 2010. Saint-Petersburg, Russia : Unknown treasures of the Altaic world in the libraries, archives and museums : Abstracts. — Saint-Petersburg: Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2010. — 70 p.


Пан Т.А. Маньчжурские письменные памятники по истории и культуре империи Цин XVII–XVIII вв. / Ответственный редактор Е.И.Кычанов. СПб.: «Петербургское Востоковедение», 2006. 228 с. (Orientalia).


Pang T., Pchelin N. The Qing Imperial Credentials in the St. Petersburg Collections // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 9, No 1, March 2003. P. 19-24.


Пан Т.А. Описание маньчжурских рукописей и ксилографов Санкт-Петербургского филиала Института востоковедения Российской Академии наук. Вып. 2. (Pang T. Descriptive Catalogue of Manchu Manuscripts and Blockprints in the St.Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences. Issue 2). Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2001. (series: Aetas Manjurica, 9). 38+234 c., 16 ill.


Pang T., G. Stary. On the Discovery of a Printed Manchu Text Based on Euclid's “Elements” // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 6, No 4, December 2000. P. 49-56.


Pang T. The Manchu script reform of 1632: New data and mew questions // Studia Orientalia 87, Helsinki 1999, pp. 201-206.

Pang T. A Manchu Manuscript on Acupuncture // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 5, No 2, June 1999. P. 65-70.


Pang T. Catalogue of the Manchu Materials in Paris: Manuscripts. Blockprints. Scrolls. Rubbings. Weapons. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998. XVIII+143 cc. с илл.

Pang T., Stary G. New Light on Manchu Historiography and Literature. The Discovery of Three Documents in Old Manchu Script. Wiebaden, Harrassowitz, 1998. IV+340 cc.


Pang T. Manchu Collections in Paris // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 3, No. 1, March 1997. P. 33—39.


Pang T. Rare Manchu Manuscripts from the Collection of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 1, No 3, December 1995. Pp. 33-46.


Stary G., di Cosmo N., Pang T., Pozzi A. On the tracks of Manchu culture. 1644-1994. 350 years after the conquest of Peking. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 1995. 126 cc.


Pang T. Manchu Wedding Ceremony // Altaic Religious Beliefs and Practices. Proceedings of the 33rd Meeting of the Permanent Interntaional Altaistic Conference. Budapest June 24-29, 1990. Budapest 1992. P. 279-282.

Pang T. “Der Schamanenhof”: Die sibemandschurische Handschrift Saman kūwaran-i bithe aus der Sammlung N. Krotkov. Ed. By G.Stary. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 1992, Series: Schamanica Mandschurica Collecta. 2. 104 сс.


Pang T.A. A Historical Sketch of the Study and Teaching of the Manchu Language in Russia (First part: up to 1920) // Central Asiatic Journal. Vol. 35. No. 1-2. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1991. P. 123—137.


Волкова М.П. Описание маньчжурских ксилографов Института востоковедения АН СССР. Выпуск 1 / Ответственный редактор Л.Н.Меньшиков. Приложения составила Т.А.Пан. М.: «Наука», ГРВЛ, 1988.

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