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Amir Aleksandrovich Khisamutdinov


photo of Amir Khisamutdinov

Contact Information

  • Address:
    Far Eastern Federal University (DVFU)
    Russian Island
    690922 Vladivostok, Russia
           and
    Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences (DVO RAN)
    Central Scientific Library (TsNB )
    Prospekt 100 let Vladivostoku 159
    690022 Vladivostok, Russia
  • Phone: 7-42-32-710-159
  • E-mail: khisamut@yahoo.com

Educational Background

  • Doctorate in History, Moscow State Institute of International Relations [MGIMO], 2005.
  • Kandidat in History, Far Eastern State Technical Universtiy, 1999.
  • Graduated from the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok in history, 1985.
  • Graduated from the Vladivostok Far Eastern Fishing Higher Technical Institute [Dal’rubvtuz] in economics, 1980.
  • Graduated from the Vladivostok Marine College as a navigator, 1972.

Professional Experience

  • Far Eastern State Technical University [DVGTU]
  • Vladivostok State Univ. of Economics and Services [VGUES]
  • Far Eastern Federal Univesity [DVFU] Senior Professor and Researcher
  • Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Central Scientific Library, Senior Bibliographer

Academic Awards/ Honors/Grants

  • Japan Foundation grant, Dec. 2006-Nov. 2007. Topic: Russo-Japanese cultural relationships.
  • Fulbright research fellowship, Oct. 2001-May 2002. Host institution: University of Hawaii. Topic: Russian immigration to the West coast of America
  • MacArthur Foundation travel grant to attend AAASS in Seattle, WA, Nov.20-23, 1997.
  • ACTR [American Council of Teachers of Russian], Research program for regional Russian scholars, Feb. - Jul. 1995. Host intitution: University of Hawaii. Topic: Russians in Hawaii.
  • IREX [International Research & Exchanges Board], Individual Advanced Research grant for foreign scholars, Aug. 27, 1993-Apr.27, 1994. Host institution: University of Hawaii. Topic: Russian emigration to China, Japan, Hawaii and California.
  • Arthur L. Andrews Distinguished Visiting Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies Chair, University of Hawaii, Jan. - June 1992. Presented a series of six lectures on the history of the Russian Far East.
  • USSR Russian America Committee, Chairman, 1990-1991 for planning the Bering/Chirikov conference held in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 5-7, 1991.
  • Historian advisor to Nagasaki-90 exhibition held in Nagasaki, Japan, Sept. 1989

Selected Publications

Please visit the author's eVols site for more publications: https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/32386.

Book Cover of Vladet' Vostokom



  • Vladet’ Vostokom: predprinimateli Dal’nego Vostoka –prosvetiteli i metsenaty: kak vse nachinalos’ (Vladivostok: Rubezh, 2016. 463 p., illus.
Book Cover of Russkie volny na Pasifike



  • Russkie volny na Pasifike (Pekin-Vladivostok, Rubezh, 2013. 639 p., illus.)
Book Cover of Balakshin



  • Balakshin, P. P. Final v Kitae-Finale in China: vozniknovenie, razvitie i ischeznovenie beloĭ ėmigrat︠s︡ii na Dalʹnem Vostoke ; biogr. ocherk, kommen., biogr. ukaz. Imeni A.A. Khisamutdinova (Moskva: GPIB, 2013. 2 v.)
Book Cover of Russkie Nagasaki



  • Russkie Nagasaki, ili, Poslednii prichal v Inace (Vladivostok: Izd-vo DVU, 2009. 397 p., illus.)
  • Rossiiskie tolmachi i vostokovedy na Dal'nem Vostoke: materially k biobibliograficheskomu slovariu (Vladivostok: Izd-vo DV univ-ta, 2007 [ie, 2009]. 273 p.) [ch. 2 of Pod zvezdoi orientalistiki]
  • O russkikh amerikantsakh, kotorye sdelali Ameriku bogatoi: materially k slovariu (Vladivostok: Izd-vo VGUES, 2008. 243 p.)
  • Russkie v Khakodate i na Khokkaido: ili zametki na poliakh (Vladivostok: Izd-vo DV-nogo univ-ta, 2008. 461 p.,illus.)
  • Tri stoletiia izucheniia Dal'nego Vostoka: materialy k biobibliografii issledovatelei. Vyp. 1 (1639 - 1939). Otv. red. P.G. Gorovoi; TSentral'naia nauch. bib-teka DVO RAN (Vladivostok: Dal'nauka, 2007. 667 p.)
  • Russkoe slovo v strane ieroglifov: k istorii emigrantskoi pechati, zhurnalistiki, bibliotekovedeniia i arkhivov (Vladivostok: DV universitet, 2006 [ie, 2008] 302 p., illus.)
  • Mne soputstvovala schastlivaia zvezda: Vladimir Klavdievich Arsen'ev, 1872-1930 gg. (Vladivostok: Dal'nauka, 2005. 254 p., illus.) In a competition of 300 books from across Russia this title won a diploma as the best book in the category "Liudi nashego kraia," in the Pushkin Library's (Moscow) 2d annual All-Russia competition of regional literature for 2005. Also: gold medal at Pechatnyi dvor 2006 (Vladivostok)
  • Vladimir Klavdievich Arsen'ev, 1872-1930 (M: Nauka, 2005. 222 p., 6 l. of illus. Seriia: Nauchno-biograficheskaia literatura)
cover of book Kitai i russkaia emigratsiia v dnevikakh



  • Kitai i russkaia emigratsiia v dnevnikakh I.I. I A.N. Serebrennikovykh, 1919-1934. t.1: "Poka zhe my schastlivy tem, chto nichto ne ugrozhaet nam?" Vystup. stat´ia, podgotovka teksta, biografich. slovar´ i komentarii A..A. Khisamutdinova; Obshchaia red. S.M. Liandresa. M: ROSSPEN, 2006-
  • Obshchestvo izucheniia Amurskogo kraia: sobytiia, liudi. Vladivostok: Izd-vo VGUES, 2004-2006. 2 v.
  • Sleduiushchaia ostanovka - Kitai: k istorii Rossiiskoi emigratsii v Kitae. Vladivostok: VGUES, 2003. 284 p.
  • Posle prodazhi Aliaski: russkie na tikhookeanskom poberezh´e Severnoi Ameriki (1867-1980-e gg.): materialy k entsiklopedii. Vladivostok: VGUES, 2003. 263 p., illus.
  • Rossiiskaia emigratsiia v Kitae: opty entsiklopedii. Vladivostok: Izd-vo DV un-ta, 2001. 358 p.
  • Rossiiskaia emigratsiia v Aziatsko-Tikookeanskom regione i IUzhnoi Amerike: biobibliograficheskii slovar'. Vladivostok: Izd-vo DV un-ta, 2000. 358, [26] p. illus.
  • Vladivostok: etiudy k istorii starogo goroda. Vladivostok: 1992 [i.e., 1994] 327 p.
  • The Russian Far East: historical essays. Honolulu: 1993. viii, 177 p.
  • Mir biblioteki. Vladivostok: 1990. 92 p.
  • Terra incognita, ili khronika russkikh puteshestvii po Primor'iu i Dal'nemu Vostoku. Vladivostok: 1989. 352 p.

Approximately 80 articles in scholarly journals in Russia and many foreign publications. Approximately 500 articles in Soviet Russia Far East newspapers, as well as many in San Francisco's Russkaia zhizn.

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