Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2015

In Osteuropa 5-6/2015

Departure and Internationalisation
Slavic-Eurasian Studies in Japan: An Overview

Deutsche Fassung


In Japan as well, the dissolution of the Soviet Union led to a reassessment and reorganisation of research into the former Soviet space. But unlike in Western Europe and North America, financial and institutional support of East European Studies did not collapse. Slavic-Eurasian Studies enjoy more attention today than ever before. Scholarly output has increased. Academics from all of the relevant disciplines have adopted transnational and comparative approaches. The internationalisation of Japanese research has also grown. However, Japanese specialists publish their findings about the Slavic-Eurasian space more often in Russia and Asia than in the Anglo-Saxon world. This hinders reception of their work.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2015, pp. 175–192)