Juha Janhunen - Curriculum vitae#

Education and degrees awarded

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Finnish standard), Univ of Helsinki 1986
  • Licentiate of Philosophy (Ph.D., US standard), Univ of Helsinki 1983
  • Candidate of Philosophy (M.A.), Univ of Helsinki 1976
  • Candidate in the Humanities (B.A.), Univ of Helsinki 1973
  • Matriculated from high school, Helsinki Normal Lyceum 1970

Professional appointments
  • Professor in East Asian Studies, Univ of Helsinki, since 1994
  • Appointed to the chair of Finno-Ugrian Studies, Univ of Oslo 1994
  • Senior research fellow, Academy of Finland, Helsinki 1988–1994
  • Docent in North Asian Studies, Univ of Helsinki 1986–1994
  • Acting professor in Finno-Ugrian studies, Univ of Helsinki 1987–1989
  • Junior research fellow, Academy of Finland, Helsinki 1985–1988
  • Assistant, Univ of Helsinki, Dept. of Finno-Ugrian studies 1973–1985

Academic activities abroad
  • Visiting fellow, ILCAA, Tokyo Univ of Foreign Studies 2006-2007
  • Visiting fellow, Slavic Research Institute, Sapporo 2001
  • Honorary Professor, Inner Mongolia Univ, China, since 1998
  • Visiting professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka 1994–1995
  • Visiting research fellow, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka 1985–1986
  • Mombusho research student, Japan 1977–1979
  • Visiting student, Hungary 1974
  • Regular research visits to the USSR/Russian Federation, since 1971

Academic memberships
  • Elected member, Academia Europaea, London 2008
  • Elected member, Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki 2003
  • Founding member, Finnish Association of East Asian Studies 1987
  • Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society, London 1986
  • Member, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki 1983
  • Member, Finno-Ugrian Society, Helsinki 1971
  • Member, Finnish Literary Society, Helsinki 1970

Administrative positions
  • Board Member, Finland-Northeast Asia Trade Association, since 2010
  • President, Finlandssvensk Samling rf., since 2008
  • President, Finnish-Tibetan Cultural Association, since 2004
  • Director, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Univ of Helsinki 2004-2006
  • Vice-president, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki, since 1998
  • Secretary-General, Finno-Ugrian Society, Helsinki 1984–1993
  • Board member, Finnish Association of East Asian Studies 1991–2000
  • Board member, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki, since 1983

Travels and field experience in Asia
  • Field work in northwestern China (Gansu & Qinghai), 10 field periods 1996–2009
  • Field work in northeastern China (Manchuria), 8 field periods 1986–1994
  • Visit to southeastern China (Canton & Hong Kong) 1990 , 1996
  • Visits to southwestern China (Yunnan/Sichuan) 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Field excursions to the Ainu and Orok in Hokkaido, Japan 1978–2001
  • Research visit to the Russian Far East (Vladivostok) 1991
  • Research visit to Buryatia 1989
  • Research visits to South Siberia (Khakassia & Tuva) 1983, 2002
  • Research and conference visits to Mongolia, since 1976
  • Visits to South Korea 1978, 2001, 2007
  • Trans-Siberian overland travel, 27 times between 1976-2001
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