Ways of social and inter-human communication, changes in social norms and
behavioral patterns, transformations of the world image in societies are my
main research interests. Last few years I’m working on my project of studying
the institute of Hospitality
in ancient China in Germany, first as a guest research fellow of the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Ruhr-University
Bochum, and now as Gerda Henkel Foundation research fellow. My host institutions are Ruhr-University and
Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
I started to study the ancient Chinese hospitality when I was invited
to take part in the project of the “History of Private Life” at the Institute
of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Later it became one of
the main subjects of my doctoral thesis "Institutions of “friends” and “guests” in
Ancient China. Evolution of the social and politic phenomena and of the
appropriate terminology during the Western Zhou, Springs and Autumns and
Warring States periods". On this page I uploaded some of my papers,
written in different times, related to “Friendship”, “Hospitality” and some
will be grateful for your comments and opinions, and ready to discuss the points
1. New! „Die Geschichte der Irrfahrt des Prinzen Chonger und ihre Botschaft.“.
2. New! „Where was the Western Zhou Capital“. Paper read at the 17th Conference of the Warring States Project. Leiden, September 2003.
3. „Sacred Space of an Aristocratic Clan in Ancient
China under Transformation“. See also Glossary.
Guests – Constructing Corporate Privacy? An Attempt at a Socio-Anthropological
Interpretation of Ancestral Rituals Evolution in Ancient China (ca. XI - V
5. „Host-guest opposition as a model of geo-political relations in pre-imperial China.“
6. „Studying the Private Sphere of Ancient Chinese
Nobility through the Inscriptions on Bronze Ritual Vessels“
7. „Ñòðàíñòâîâàíèÿ êíÿæè÷à ×óíýðà: èçãíàííèê êàê ãîñòü è õîçÿèí“ (Wanderings of the prince Zhonger: an
exilé as a guest and host). Only Russian.
8. „Ïîâàð èëè
ìèíèñòð: äðàãîöåííûå òðåíîæíèêè Äîáðîãî Ìóæà Êý“ (Cook or Minister: the
Good-Man Ke’s Treasured Tripods). English
9. “Friendship” in Early China”.
10. „Äðóçüÿ è ãîñòè â äðåâíåì Êèòàå. Çàïàäíîå
×æîó – ïåðèîä ×óíüöþ (XI - V ââ. äî í. ý.)“ (“’Friends’
and ‘Guests’ in Ancient China .Western Zhou - Chunqiu period (XI - V cc. BC). English Abstract
11. “The semantic of Jia (“fortune”) and the “fortunate guests”
in ancient Chinese ritualism.”