Welcome to REEES
The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Center is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia at the University of Oregon. Together with its sister programs in the Oregon Consortium of International and Area Studies Programs (OCIAS), the Center is located in Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC) on the University of Oregon campus.
News & Announcements
REES and Russian courses Summer Term 2013
Plan your summer around these four REES and Russian courses! Click on the course number to see a detailed course description of each course.
August 19 to September 8
China and Japan in the Russian Imagination, 1685-1922: To the Ends of the Orient
Clark Honors College and REEES faculty member Prof. Susanna Soojung Lim’s book has just appeared! Published by Routledge, it is called China and Japan in the Russian Imagination, 1685-1922: To the Ends of the Orient.
Here is a description:
Throughout the centuries, as Russia strove to build itself into an imperial power equal to those in the West, China and Japan came to occupy a special place in Russians’ view of the orient. Never colonised by Russia or the West, China and Japan were linked not only to the greatest of Russian imperial fantasies, but also, conversely, to a deep sense of insecurity regarding Russia’s place in the world, a sense of insecurity which deepened as China and Japan began to modernise in the later nineteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of works by Russian writers and thinkers, Lim sets out how Russian perceptions of China and Japan were formed from Muscovy’s first contacts with China in the late seventeenth century, through to the aftermath of Russia’s defeat by Japan in the early twentieth century.
Congratulations, Professor Lim!!
REEES Program Newsletter
Check out the REEES Fall 2012 newsletter. REEES Newsletter
UO Anthropologist Details Love/Hate Status of Europe’s Roma
Carol Silverman, a UO Anthropologist, has completed work on her book which is featured in a May 30 Daily Emerald article.
Years of research went into Silverman’s book, which was featured in a recent book signing and author’s reception.
The book, Silverman said, aims to “de-exoticize Roma, both from the point of view as their being a persecuted minority or genetically musical,” both stereotypes that have intrigued her. “Roma are also doctors, lawyers, activists and teachers — no different than any other people,” she said.
Those who buy the book will receive access to a password-protected companion website with videos, audio segments, photographs and other supplementary materials.
Russian and East European Arts, World Stage
The Russian, East European and Eurasian Conference, “Russian and East European Arts, World Stage,” which was held May 18 and 19, 2012 at the University of Oregon, received coverage from the Oregon Daily Emerald. According to the Emerald, “The conference consisted of live music and dance, a drama performance, five scholarly panels and two keynote addresses. It explored many different arts, including visual arts like painting and cinema, as well as literature and poetry.” To read more of the article, click here.