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Moscow University Bulletin. Series 13. Oriental Studies

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Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya 13. Vostokovedenie

ISSN: 0320-8095

“Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin” is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that focuses on Asian and African studies in various fields of research, such as history, politics, economics, sociology, culture, literature studies, methodology of Asian and African language learning and teaching.

The founders of the Bulletin areLomonosov Moscow State University and Institute of Asian and African Studies.

The publisher of the Bulletin is Moscow University Press.

Publication of the Bulletin is coordinated by the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University. The Bulletin was established in 1957 and is published every quarter (four issues a year).

The aims of the Bulletin are to create a platform for academic discussions in the fields of history, economics, politics, culture, linguistics and literature studies of Asian and African countries, and also to provide access to the results of the domestic and foreign academic research in Asian and African studies.

The goals of the Bulletin are:

— to introduce and provide access to the latest Russian and foreign research results in the fields of history, economics, politics, culture, linguistics and literature studies of Asian and African countries;

— to inform the academic community of the latest publications, research projects and scholarly events in the field of Asian and African studies;

— to provide recognition opportunities for young researchers;

— to strengthen relationships between Russian and foreign academic communities.

The scope of the Bulletin:

The Bulletin publishes papers and materials on the various topics in the fields of history of Asian and African countries, studies of political processes in Asian and African countries, Asian and African literature and language studies, Asian and African religions and philosophy, international relations in Asia and Africa, economics of Asian and African countries, history of intercultural contacts between East, West and Africa, history of Oriental and African studies in Russia and abroad. The Bulletin also publish book reviews and review articles, information on the scholarly life of the Institute of Asian and African studies and reviews of the important scholarly events.

The target audience of the Bulletin includes Russian and foreign scholars, students of different levels and also the readers interested in the wide range of topics in the field of Asian and African studies.

Languages of the articles are Russian and English.

The Bulletin is included into “The list of peer-reviewed scientific publications, the where the main scientific results of theses for a Candidate Degree and for a Higher Doctorate of Higher Attestation Commission at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation must be published” in the following fields of studies:

07.00.03 – General History

07.00.09 – Historiography, Source Studies and Methods of Historical Research

07.00.15 – History of International Relations and Foreign Policy

10.01.03 – Literature of Foreign Countries (Literature of Asian and African Countries) 10.02.22 – Languages of the Peoples of South-West Asia, Near East and Africa; Languages of the Peoples of South Asia, Middle East and Far East.

The Bulletin is included in the system of Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

In the case of reproduction, a reference to the Bulletin is obligatory.

Contributors do not pay for publication in the “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin”.

Online access to the back issues of the Bulletin is provided through Scientific Electronic Library  eLIBRARY.RU and Scientific Electronic Library CyberLeninka

CONTACTS:

Editorial Office address: 103009, Moscow, Mokhovaya st., 11, bld. 1. Phone: 8 (495) 629-55-48

Editorial Board: vestnik.vostok@gmail.com

Executive Secretary: Elizaveta Volchkova

 

Editorial board

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

 

Mikhail S. MEYER – Editor-in Chief

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), President of Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU), Prof. of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: mideast@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/Mikhail.Meyer/

 

Boris A. ZAKHARYIN – Associate Editor

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Prof., Head of the Department of Indian Philology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: indphil@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/bzaharyin/

 

Vladimir A. ISAEV – Associate Editor

Dr. Sci. (Econom.), Prof. of the Department of International Economics, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

E-mail: worldeconomy@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/isaevVA/

 

Elizaveta V. VOLCHKOVA – Executive Secretary

Cand. Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Assistant Prof. of the Department of Chinese History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: china-h@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/EVolchkova/

 

Irina O. ABRAMOVA

D.Sci. (Econ.), Prof., Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Director of the Institute for African Studies

Е-mail: irina.abramova@inafr.ru

https://www.inafran.ru/node/119

 

Irina I. BASS

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Assistant Prof., Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts

Е-mail: referent254@yandex.ru

http://www.spbgik.ru/direction/Bass-Irina-Isaevna/

 

Stella A. BYKOVA

Cand. Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Assistant Prof., Head of the Department of Japanese Philology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: japanph@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/Stellabykova/

 

Maria F. VIDYASOVA

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof. of the Department of Political Studies (Asia and Africa), Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: politics@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/mvidiassova/

 

Nelli V. GROMOVA

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Prof., Head of the Department of African Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: africanstudies@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/GromovaN/

 

Dega V. DEOPIC

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof. of the Department of Far East and South-East Asian History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: seahistory@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/deopik/

 

Artemy M. KARAPETYANTS

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Prof. of the Department of Chinese Philology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: chinaphilology@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/AM_Karapetyanz/

 

Svetlana A. KIRILLINA

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Head of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: mideast@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.cemi-ras.ru/profile/Svetlana.Kirillina/

 

Arkady B. KOVELMAN

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Head of the Department for Jewish Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: cjs@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/akovelman/

 

Nataliya S. KULESHOVA

Dr. Sci. (Philosophy), Prof. of the Department of Political Studies (Asia and Africa), Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: politics@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/KuleshovaNS/

 

Vitaly A. MELYANTSEV

Dr. Sci. (Econom.), Prof., Head of the Department of International Economics, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: worldeconomy@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/Meliyantsev/

 

Dmitry V. MOSYAKOV

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Head of the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Е-mail: southeast@ivran.ru

https://ivran.ru/persons/MosyakovDmitry

 

Vladimir V. ORLOV

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof. of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: mideast@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/OrlovVV/

 

Alexander A. PISAREV

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Department of Diplomacy and International Relations, Tamkang University (Taiwan)

Е-mail: ralex@mail.tku.edu.tw

http://www.tidx.tku.edu.tw/info/index.php?PID=8

 

Maria M. REPENKOVA

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Prof., Head of the Department of Turkic Philology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: turkphil@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/m.m.repenkova/

 

Aleksandra L. SAFRONOVA

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Head of the Department of South Asian History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: sahistory@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/SafronovaAL/

 

Dmitry V. FROLOV

Dr. Sci. (Phil.), Prof., Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of the Department of Arabic Philology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (IAAS MSU)

Е-mail: arabphilology@iaas.msu.ru

https://istina.msu.ru/profile/DVFrolov1/

 

Alexander I. YAKOVLEV

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Leading Researcher, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Е-mail: arabres@ivran.ru

https://www.ivran.ru/persons/AlexanderYakovlev

 

EDITORIAL COUNCIL

 

VLADIMIR I. BRAGINSKII

Emeritus Professor; Professorial Research Associate at the South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics; Professorial Research Associate at the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies, University of London (UK)

Е-mail: vb1@soas.ac.uk

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff30684.php

 

HU ANGANG

Professor and Director, Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua Universitya (China)

E-mail: anganghu@tsinghua.edu.cn

http://www.sppm.tsinghua.edu.cn/english/FacultyAndStaff/FullTimeFaculty/F/26efe48f3a952f22013aa9f437340001.html

 

PANCHANAN MOHANTY

Professor, University of Hyderabad (India), President of Linguistic Society of India

E-mail: panchanan_mohanty@yahoo.com

https://uohyd.academia.edu/PanchananMohanty

 

İLBER ORTAYLI

Professor, Galatasaray University (Istanbul, Turkey)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0lber_Ortayl%C4%B1

 

ECKEHARD SCHULZ

Professor, Institute of Oriental Studies, Leipzig University (Germany)

E-Mail: profschulzif20@rz.uni-leipzigif20.de

http://www.orient.uni-leipzig.de/institut/mitarbeitende/mitarbeitende-gesamt/schulz-eckehard-prof-dr-phil-habil/

 

YAMASHITA MARIKO

Professor Emeritus, Tokai University (Japan)

 

EDITOR

Inessa V. Krasnoslobodtseva

 

 

Requirements for Manuscript Submission to “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin”

  1. The submitted manuscript should not be previously published, nor being sent to another journal for consideration.
  2. The Editorial Board accepts for the review articles in Russian and English, which topics are within the scope of the Bulletin.
    1. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the “Manuscript Guidelines”.
    2. All submitted articles are subject to the peer-review.
    3. All submitted articles are checked for incorrect borrowings in the “Anti-Plagiarism” system[1].
    4. If the Editorial Board accepts the article for publication, the author must submit to the editorial office a filled out and signed License Agreement[2], defining the rights of the author and publisher.
    5. “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin” neither charges publication fee, nor does it pay royalties to authors.
    6. Manuscripts should be submitted at vestnik.vostok@gmail.com or at elizavetavolchkova@gmail.com.

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES[3]

Please note that non-compliance with the Manuscript Guidelines is the ground for rejection of the paper by the Editorial Board. 

Ethical principles of the authors

  1. The Authors are responsible for providing reliable facts, quotations and statistical data, correct spelling of names and toponyms, and also for the correct use of the information not disclosed for open publication.
  2. The authors are responsible for the novelty and validity of the research results. Knowingly inaccurate or falsified statements are unacceptable.
  3. Plagiarism, misappropriation of research results and falsifying data are unacceptable. All quotations, borrowed contents and statements are to be provided with bibliographic references according to the rules of citing sources.
  4. Co-authors of the paper must include only those who made a significant contribution to the work, seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. It is unacceptable to include as co-authors those who did not participate in the research.
  5. The simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals or the submission of an already published paper under other title is unacceptable and considered grounds for refusal in publication.
  6. If the authors discover a serious error or inaccuracy in their paper they must immediately notify the Editorial Board and take all the needed steps to correct the paper.
  7. The authors must indicate the place of their work and disclose all sources of funding (if any) for their research.

The layout of the article (for English-language publications)

  1. Articles should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces for the holders of PhD degree, 20,000 characters with spaces for postgraduate students.
  2. Please use the standard font Times New Roman in 12-point size with 1.5 line spacing.  If using Eastern fonts please provide them for the editorial office.
  3. All pictures, graphs, tables and other illustrative materials must be submitted in separate files.
    1. Pages of the text should be enumerated, including the References list and the list of illustrations.
    2. Text should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.

Manuscript should include:

  1. Name of the author(s) – surname and first name in semi-bold type in 14-point size.
  2. Article title – in semi-bold type in 14-point size.
  3. Affiliation – full name and address of the research or educational institution in italics in 12-point size.
  4. Information about the author – in the first footnote. It should include name in full, academic degree and academic title, full name of the research or educational institution and its structural unit (faculty, chair, department and so on) and author’s position at it; author’s contact information (e-mail).
  5. Abstract – 200-300 words. The abstract must summarize the scope of the paper and its main conclusions.
  6. Key words – 5-7 words reflecting the main content of the article.
  7. The text of the article must be created in the doc (docx) format and set in Times New Roman font in 12-point size with 1.5 line spacing. If using Eastern fonts please provide them for the editorial office.
  8. Bibliographic references for the paper – should be titled “References” in semi-bold type in 14-point size. References list should be compiled according to the guidelines (see below).

Text requirements

  • References to literature are given within the text as footnotes with the full citation.
  • All notes are given within the text as footnotes. Notes are numbered consecutively throughout the text by superscript numerals.
  • The text of the article must include such elements as the state of the field review and valid conclusions.

Guidelines for the list of references

  • List of references should be enumerated and composed alphabetically.
  • When referencing materials in Russian or Oriental languages the title of the publication should be presented in transliteration with a translation of the title in English in square brackets. At the end of the citation an indication of publications’ language should be added in round brackets, for example: “(In Russ.)”
  • Book titles, titles of periodicals and collections of articles should be italicized.
  • Citations must include the following elements:
    • for the books — authors’ first and last names, title of the book, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication, general number of pages;
    • for the articles published in academic journals — authors’ first and last names, title of the article, title of the journal (separated from the title of the article by period, not double slash!), year of publication, volume and number, page numbers;
    • for dissertations — author’s first and last name, title of the dissertation, place and year of submission, general number of pages;
    • for Internet publications — authors’ first and last names, title of the article, title of the website (separated from the title of the article by period, not double slash!), URL and date of access.

 

Examples of the layout of References (for publications in Russian and Oriental languages)

El-Khosni M. Kor”en Sherif terjemese khakynda [On the translation of the Holy Quran]. Shura, 1910, no. 15, pp. 468–469. (In Tatar)

Kulikova A.M. Vostokovedenie v rossijskih zakonodatel’nyh aktah (konec XVII v. – 1917 g.). [Oriental Studies in Official Documents of Russian Empire (end of XVII c. – 1917)]. St. Petersburg, 1994. (In Russ.).

Kirillina S.A. Osmanskii Egipet XVIII v. v sisteme religioznogo znaniya arabomusul’manskogo

mira [Ottoman Egypt of the 18th Century in the System of Religious Knowledge in the Arab-Muslim World]. Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta. Seriya 13. Vostokovedenie [Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin]1998. № 4, pp. 42–61. (In Russ.).

For transliteration of the Russian language publication titles, it is advisable to use the BSI standard (British Standards Institution). To make the BSI transliteration more convenient, it is possible to use the link https://translit.ru/ru/bsi/, where this procedure occurs automatically.

After the automatic transliteration, it is important to correct:

  • names, initials, toponyms, text titles etc.,
  • the Russian-language designations of the volume, number and page of the publication are to be translated into English,
  • abbreviations of city names must be spelled out in full: Moscow instead of “M.”; St. Petersburg instead of “SPb.”
  • the publisher’s name should be transliterated, not translated: “Nauka Publ.”, “Vostochnaya literature Publ.”

 

Review Procedure

  1. All research articles submitted for publication will undergo peer review by two Reviewers and the members of the Editorial Board. Manuscript is considered accepted for the publication only after receiving positive reviews from both Reviewers and members of the Editorial Board.
    1. The Reviewers are selected from the faculty of the Institute of Asian and African Studies (Lomonosov Moscow State University) or other leading Russian or foreign Asian and African studies Institution. A Reviewer must have an academic degree and publications in the corresponding field of studies in the last three years. The Reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Board.
    2. If a Reviewer has a conflict of interests with the author or authors, the Editorial Board finds new expert.
    3. Evaluating of the paper process is based on a “double-blind peer review” principle.
    4. Review process takes up to 3 months.
    5. When evaluating the paper, the Reviewers use a single form of the report, where the paper is characterized according to the following criteria:  1) does it match the scope of the Bulletin? 2) does the title match the contents of the paper? 3) could the material be considered new and original?; 4) does the abstract match the contents of the paper?; 5) use of the sources and latest research; 6) logic of presentation and arguments; 7) correct use of language, style, professional terminology, research tools; 8) valid conclusions; 9) quality of English-language abstract; 10) correct layout of the article; 11) absence of plagiarism or other forms of professional ethics violation.
    6. In the “Reviewer’s comments” the Reviewers elaborate on their evaluation.
    7. In the Review form one of the five options for a decision should be indicated: 1) the paper is recommended for publication as a priority material; 2) the paper is recommended for publication in due order; 3) the paper is recommended for publication after minor revisions; 4) the paper could not be recommended for publication without major revisions; 5) the paper could not be recommended for publication.
      1. According to the recommendations of the Reviewers manuscript may be sent back to the author for revision. In this case the author should make the revisions and resubmit the manuscript within the time period set by the Editorial Board. Revised manuscript is evaluated by the Editorial Board and could be sent for the follow-up review.
      2. If the manuscript receives negative reviews the Editorial Board could decide to reject it. In this case the author is to be duly notified and provided with elaborated reasons for rejection.
  2. Positive reviews do not guarantee the acceptance. Final decision in all cases lies with the Editorial Board.
  3. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 5 years and could be sent to the author on request. The Editorial Board supplies the reviews of submitted manuscripts on request from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
    1. In the purposes of evaluating the quality of the Bulletin’s Review process the experts of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) might request to submit the reviews to the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU in the closed-access mode. In this case the Reviewers shall sign an Agreement for such submissions.

REVIEW FORM FOR «MOSCOW UNIVERSITY ORIENTAL STUDIES BULLETIN»[1]

REVIEWER’S AGREEMENT FOR THE REVIEW SUBMISSION TO THE SCIENTIFIC ELECTRONIC LIBRARY eLIBRARY.RU[2]

Publication Ethics

The Editorial Board of the “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin” adheres to the international standards and ethical norms of academic publications, established in “The Core Practices” and compiled by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)[1].

The Editorial Board also complies with all legal requirements of the Russian Federation regarding copyright.

The Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and their level of correspondence to the thematic profile of the Bulletin without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Submitted manuscripts are regarded by the Editorial Board as confidential. The members of the Editorial Board must not use unpublished materials for personal gain or disclose them to the third parties.

While organizing the peer review process the Editorial Board must provide for conditions excluding any conflict of interests between the sides.

All manuscripts submitted for publication must represent original research. The Editorial Board conducts a check of any submitted material for unauthorized borrowings using the Anti-plagiarism system[2]. In case plagiarism is discovered the Editorial Board refuses to publish the text.

The opinions expressed on the Bulletin’s pages belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the point of view of the founders or the Editorial Board.

The Authors are responsible for providing reliable facts, quotations and statistical data, correct spelling of names and toponyms, and also for the correct use of the information not disclosed for open publication.

The authors are responsible for the novelty and validity of the research results. Knowingly inaccurate or falsified statements are unacceptable.

Plagiarism, misappropriation of research results and falsifying data are unacceptable. All quotations, borrowed contents and statements are to be provided with bibliographic references according to the rules of citing sources.

Co-authors of the paper must include only those who made a significant contribution to the work, seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. It is unacceptable to include as co-authors those who did not participate in the research.

The simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals or the submission of an already published paper under other title is unacceptable and considered grounds for refusal in publication.

If the authors discover a serious error or inaccuracy in their paper they must immediately notify the Editorial Board and take all the needed steps to correct the paper.

The authors must indicate the place of their work and disclose all sources of funding (if any) for their research.

The Reviewers must regard the submitted manuscript as confidential. The reviewers must not use the unpublished materials for personal gain or disclose them to the third parties.

The reviewers must conduct the evaluation of the submitted manuscripts in an unbiased and objective manner. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

A reviewer who feels unqualified to evaluate a manuscript must notify the Editorial Board and ask to exclude him from the review process.

A reviewer who has a conflict of interests with the author of the manuscript must notify the Editorial Board and ask to exclude him from the review process.