Dzharylgasinova Roza Shotayevna
14 October 1931, Moscow
Biography, education, career:
On 9 April 1962 Roza Dzharylgasinova defended her Candidate’s Dissertation under M.N. Pak at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences; it was titled The Goguryeo: A Historical and Ethnographic Research. On 14 October 1986 she defended her Doctoral Dissertation at the Institute of Ethnography, titled Ethnic Identity of Koreans in the Early Feudal Period. From 1990 she was a leading researcher at the Department of Foreign Asia and Oceania of the Institute of Ethnography (presently – Centre for Asian and Pacific Studies of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of RAS.). She successively occupied the positions of Deputy Chair (1991-2000) and Chair of the Dissertation Defense Committee (for the degree of Candidate of Sciences in History, specializing in ethnography, ethnology, and anthropology) (from 2001). From 1974 she also lectured at the Department of History of the Countries of the Far East and South-East Asia, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov; and from 1994 – at the Institute of Practical Oriental Studies. In 1995‑2005 she was an Associate Leading Research Fellow at the International Centre for Korean Studies, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Central Asia; History and ethnography of Japan; ethnogenesis and early ethnic history, mythology, and religion of Koreans; traditional and modern ethnocultural identity of Koreans and the Japanese; ethnography of the Koreans of Russia and the CIS; ethnic onomastics; calendar traditions and rituals; year cycle holidays of the peoples of Foreign Asia