Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Special Event
Co-sponsored by Hokkaido University's Slavic Research Center and the Korea Institute, Harvard University
Visiting Scholar, Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; ITP Research Fellow, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
Yaroslav Shulatov is a Research Fellow of the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University. His research is devoted to Russo/Soviet-Japanese relations of the first half of the twentieth century and focuses on the diplomatic, military and economic aspects of bilateral relations. He is also examining the continuity of Russian policy in the Far East and the course towards Japan during the Tsarist and Soviet periods. His research is based mostly on primary sources (declassified archival documents) and gives comparative analysis of positions of different political actors on the central and local levels. He is also interested in issues closely connected with relations between Russia/the USSR and Japan - Korean and Mongolian problems, Manchuria, the Chinese revolution, etc. Yaroslav was born and brought up in the Russian Far East (Khabarovsk) and lived for more than 10 years in Japan, receiving his Ph.D. in Law Science from Keio University (Tokyo) and working as JSPS researcher in the University of Tokyo. He also has a Ph.D. in Russian History received from the Far Eastern Humanitarian University in Khabarovsk. He has more then 20 academic publications in English, Russian, Japanese and Mongolian, including dissertations and monograph.