Успенский Владимир Леонидович
Born 12.12. 1954.
● From 1981 to 2007 was a staff member at the Leningrad Branch of theInstituteofOriental Studiesof the Soviet Academy of Sciences (the present-dayInstituteofOriental Manuscriptsof theRussianAcademyof Sciences).
● In 2005 received the scholarly degree of Doctor of Letters for his thesis: “Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing during the Manchu Qing 清 Dynasty (1644–1912).”
● In November 2007 Uspenskiy was invited to teach at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University.
● In September 2009 he was appointed to the position of Chair of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies.
[Chair of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies
The Head : Professor Vladimir USPENSKIY]
Faculty of Asian and African Studies,St. Petersburg
11, University Embankment
St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
Major publications (books only):
Prince Yunli (1697–1738): Manchu Statesman and Tibetan Buddhist. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia andAfrica, 1997.– VIII, 140 pp.
Catalogue of the Mongolian Manuscripts and Xylographs in theSt. PetersburgStateUniversityLibrary. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia andAfrica, 1999.–XV, 530 pp. Pt. 2 (Indexes), 2000.– 186 pp.
One-volume edition: 2001.
The “Essence of the Knowable” by ’Phags-pa bla-ma Blo-gros rgyal mtshan (1235–1280). Facsimile of the Mongolian Texts with Transliteration and Notes. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia andAfrica, 2006.
Tibetan Buddhism inBeijing.St. Petersburg, 2011.