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David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye teaches courses in Russian and Inner Asian history. His research interests focus on Imperial Russian intellectual, cultural and diplomatic topics.
He has written two books, Toward the Rising Sun: Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001), and Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).
Schimmelpenninck’s other publications include a volume co-edited with Bruce Menning, Reforming the Tsar’s Army (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2003), two co-edited volumes with John Steinberg and others, The Russo-Japanese War: World War Zero (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005-2002), as well as articles about Russian Orientology, Asian Russia, tsarist diplomacy, Sino-Russian relations, Russian military intelligence, and other topics. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from IREX, SSHRC, the US Institute of Peace, Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, the National Humanities Center and a Brock University Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence.
18th- & 19th-Century Russian Diplomatic, Intellectual, Cultural & Military History.