BOOKS

 

  

Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

http://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300110630/russian-orientalism

  • Translated into Chinese as 俄罗斯东方主义. Beijing: Beijing Yanziyue Culture & Art Studio, forthcoming in 2017.
  • Translated into Russian as Русский ориентализм. St Petersburg: St Petersburg University Press, forthcoming in 2017.
  • Translated into Japanese as ロシアのオリエンタリズム. Tokyo: Seibunsha, 2013.

Praise for Russian Orientalism

“Engrossing, erudite, and full of surprises, this study makes an essential addition to the growing literature on Asia and the west.”—Jonathan Spence, author of The Chan’s Great Continent

“Schimmelpenninck’s book is intelligent, well-informed, and engagingly presented. It represents a useful contribution to the ongoing debate about Russia’s position on the map of world civilization.” – Mark Bassin, Journal of Modern History

“Highly readable…Schimmelpenninck van der Oye [has a] gift for apt and evocative storytelling.”—Rachel Polonsky, Times Literary Supplement

“Set against the controversies of Edward Said’s book on Orientalism, this book brilliantly reveals how one Eastern people looked at its own Eastern fellow subjects and at the Eastern world beyond its borders.”—Richard Stites, author of Serfdom, Society and The Arts in Imperial Russia

“[Schimmelpenninck] invites the reader to view individual scholars and artists as autonomous agents whose thought was informed but not determined by the broader ideological and discursive context. For this alone, his book represents a substantial and welcome contribution to the on-going discussion on Russian Orientalism.” – Nathaniel Knight, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

Reviews of Russian Orientalism

 

 

Toward the Rising Sun: Russian Ideologies of Empire on the Path to War with Japan. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001

http://www.niu.edu/NIUPRess/Scripts/Book/bookResults.asp?ID=23

  • Paperback edition in 2006
  • Translated into Russian as Навстречу восходящему солнцу. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2009.

“Along with its scientific merits the book is beautifully written. [Schimmelpenninck] has demonstrated not only scholarly capabilities but writerly facility as well an this makes his book still more precious.” – Anatolii V. Ignat’ev, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences

“In this splendidly written, erudite monograph, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye sets out to trace the path that led Russia into a war with Japan in 1904 and to examine the role that ideology played in shaping the tsarist empire’s disastrous foreign policy in the Far East. Schimmelpenninck skillfully accomplishes both these tasks and in the process gives us fresh insights into the workings of imperial Russian diplomacy and the intellectual climate that surrounded and influenced it.” – Richard G. Robbins, Jr., University of Mexico

“Perhaps the most important thing about this book is its approach. By emphasizing the intellectual roots of foreign policy decisions, Schimmelpenninck is bringing us closer to a fuller understanding of the ‘unspoken assumptions’ that is so essential if we are to have a deeper appreciation of the evidence that those who created policy left behind.” – Keith Neilson, Royal Military College of Canada

“Although David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye has visited an impressive selection of archives, his book’s virtue lies … in its offer of a well-organized narrative that is accessible to nonspecialists while perhaps suggesting new viewpoints to those already familiar with the topic.” – J.N. Westwood, University of Birmingham

Reviews of Toward the Rising Sun

 

 

Remembering Their Gallantry in Former Days: A History of the Queen’s York Rangers.

Remembering Their Gallantry in Former Days: A History of the Queen’s York Rangers.

Toronto: QY Rang Officers’ Association, 2006.

https://www.qyrangkitshop.ca/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=79

 

EDITED BOOKS

w/Nikolaos Chrissidis, Cathy Potter & Jennifer Spock, Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union. Columbus: Slavica, 2011.

https://slavica.indiana.edu/bookListings/history/Religion_And_Identity_In_Russia

 

w/John Steinberg, Bruce Menning, David Wolff & Shinji Yokote, World War Zero: The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective 2 vols. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005-7.

  1. http://www.brill.com/russo-japanese-war-global-perspective-0

 

w/Bruce Menning, Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

http://www.cambridge.org/ca/academic/subjects/history/regional-history-after-1500/reforming-tsars-army-military-innovation-imperial-russia-peter-great-revolution?format=PB#9VWXpiw0cxv8LwV7.97

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“The Seventh Continent: Russian Expansion from 1450 to 1850,” in Arthur Waldron, ed., The Cambridge History of War, vol. 3. Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

“Russia’s War Aims,” in Andreas Gestrich and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann, eds., Bid for World Power? New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, 335-354.

“Joug ou Héritage? Présence mongole et phénomènes de transfert en Russie: au cœur du débat,” in Michel Espagne, et al, eds., Transferts culturels en Asie centrale, Paris: Éditions Vendémiaire, 2015, 415-434.

“Почему Россия вступила в Первую мировую войну?” (Why Did Russia Enter World I ?) Первая мировая война – пролог XX века. (The First World War: Prologue to the

Twentieth Century), E. Iu. Sergeev, ed., Vol 2. М.: Institut voennoi istorii, 2015, 25-30.

“Russia, Napoleon and the Invasion of British India,” in D. Lieven & J. Hartley, eds, Russia and the Napoleonic Wars. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015, 97-105.

“Агенты империи? Русское географическое общество и большая игра” (Agents of Empire? The Russian Geographical Society and the Great Game) in K.V. Chistiakov & T. I. Yusupova, eds., Российское изучение Центральной Азий: Историческое и современные аспекты (The Russian Exploration of Central Asia in Historical Perspective and its Contemporary Aspects). St Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, 2014, 383-392.

“Завоевание Средней Азий из картинах В. В. Верещагина” (Vasilij V. Vereshchagin’s Canvases of Central Asian Conquest) in V. B. Kashirin, ed., Величие и язвый Российской империи (The Highs and Lows of the Russian Empire). Moscow: Regnum, 2012, 159-186.

“Alexander Borodin,” in Stephen Norris and Willard Sunderland, eds., Russia’s People of Empire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011, 178-187.

“Know Thine Enemy: The Travails of the Kazan School of Russian Missionary Orientology,” in ed. w/ Nikolaos Chrissidis, Cathy Potter & Jennifer Spock, Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union. Columbus: Slavica, 2011, 145-163.

“The Imperial Roots of Soviet Orientology,” in Michael Kemper & Stephan Conermann, eds. The Heritage Of Soviet Oriental Studies, London: Routledge, 2011, 29-46.

“Crimean War (1854-56),” “Russo-Turkish War (1877-78),” “Russo-Japanese War (1904-05),” “Kuropatkin, General Aleksey,” Gordon Martel, ed., The Encyclopedia of War. 6 vols. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

  • “Russo-Japanese War” entry republished in Gordon Martel, ed., Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, 169-173.

“De Paradox van het Russiche oriëntalisme” (The Paradox of Russian Orientalism), Patty Wageman and Inessa Kouteinikova, eds., Het Onbekende Rusland: Oriëntalistische Schilderkunst 1850-1920 (The Unknown Russia: Orientalist Painting 1850-1920). Rotterdam: NAI Uitgevers, 2010, 15-23.

“Vasilij V. Vereshchagin’s Canvases of Central Asian Conquest,” Svetlana Gorshenina & Sergej Abashin, éds., Le Turkestan russe colonial: une colonie pas comme les autres? Paris-Tashkent: Éditions Complexes, 2010, 179-210.

“The East,” in William Letherbarrow & Derrek Offord, eds., A History of Russian Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 217-240.

“Rewriting the Russo-Japanese War: A Centenary Retrospective,” The Russian Review 67 (2008), 78-87.

“Д. А. Милютин и военная разведка России,” (Dmitrii Miliutin and Russian Military Intelligence), in L. G. Zakharova, S. V. Mironenko & T. Emmons, eds, П. А. Зайончковский: Сборник статей и воспоминаний к столетию историка. (P. A. Zaionchkovskii: Essays and Memoirs for the Centenary of his Birth). Moscow: Moscow State University Press, 2008, 691-700.

“Russia’s Relations with Japan before and after the War: An Episode in the Diplomacy of Imperialism,” in The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies, ed. Steven Ericson and Allen Hockley. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2008, 11-23.

“An Invitation to the Aquarium: Sergei Witte and the Origins of the War with Japan,” in Rotem Kowner, ed., Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5. Vol. I Centennial

Perspectives (London: Global Oriental, 2007), 31-45.

“Catherinian Chinoiserie,” in Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist & Alexander Martin, eds., Orientalism and Empire in Russia. Kritika Historical Studies 3. Columbus: Slavica, 2006, 61-84.

“Foreign Policy: 1815-1917,” in D.C.B. Lieven, ed., The Cambridge History of Russia, vol. 2: 1682-1917. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 554-575.

“Russian Intelligence and the Younghusband Expedition to Tibet,” in P. Jackson & J. Siegel, eds., Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society. Westport, CT: Greenwood 2005, 109-125.

“The Immediate Origins of the War,” in John Steinberg, Bruce Menning, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, David Wolff & Shinji Yokote, eds., World War Zero: The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005, vol. 1, pp. 23-44.

“Мирза Казем-Бек и Казанская школа востоковедения,” (Mirza Kazem-Bek and the Kazan School of Orientology), I. Gerasimov, et al., eds., Новая имперская история России и Евразии (A New Imperial History of Russia and Eurasia)      Kazan: Centre for the Study of Nationalist and Empire, 2004, 243-270

“Reforming Russian Military Intelligence,” in co-edited with Bruce Menning, Reforming the Tsar’s Army. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 133-150.

“Русская военная разведка на Маньчжурском фронте, 1904-1904 “(Russian Military Intelligence on the Manchurian Front), Oleg Airapetov, ed., Русско-Японская война 1904-1905: Взгляд через столетие (The Russo-Japanese War Viewed a Hundred Years Later) (Moscow: Tri Kvadrata, 2004), 139-149.

“Отношения между военными и гражданскими в III Думе, 1907-1912,” (Civil-Military Cooperation in the Third Duma, 1097-1912) in Oleg Airapetov, ed., Последная война императорской Россий (Imperial Russia’s Last War). Moscow: Tri kvadrata, 2002, 10-42.

“The Russo-Japanese War,” in Frederick Kagan and Robin Higham, eds., The Military History of Russia. New York: Palgrave, 2002, 183-201.

“To Build a Great Russia: Civil-Military Cooperation in the Third Duma,” in Eric Lohr & Marshall Poe, eds., Military and Society in Russian History. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002, 293-321.

“Russia’s Great Game in Tibet?” Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia 5 (2002),35-52. • Republished in Alex McKay, ed., The History of Tibet. Richmond: Curzon Press, 2003,          vol. 3, 43-56

“The Asianist Vision of Prince Ukhtomskii,” in Catherine Evtuhov et al, eds., Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg: Multiple Faces of the Russian Empire. Moscow: ITS-Garant, 1997, 188-201.

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED

JOURNALS

“On the Edge?: Central Asia’s Place in the Field,” Kritika 16:2 (2015), 389-94.

“Why Bother? The Relevance of Russian History on the Canadian Campus,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. In press, New Series 25:2 (2014), 299-307.

“The Curious Reception of Edward Said in Russia,” Etudes de lettres, 2-3 (2014), 81-94.

“Paul’s Great Game: Russia’s Plan to Invade British India,” Central Asian Survey 33:2 (2014), 143-152.

“Mirza Kazem-Bek and the Kazan School of Russian Orientology,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 28 (2008), 443-458

“Rewriting the Russo-Japanese War: A Centenary Retrospective,” Russian Review 67:1(2008), 78-87.

“Aзиaтcкий соблазн Pоссии” (Russia’s Asian Temptation), Kosmopolis, No. 2 Winter 2002/2003, 19-32

“Orientalismi Venäjällä” (Orientalism is a Complicated Question), The Finnish Review of East European Studies 9:2 (2002), 3-10.

“Oриентaлизм– дeло тонкое” (Orientalism is a Complicated Question), Ab Imperio 1 (2002), 249-264.

“Идeoлоги империи Pоссии имперского периода” (Imperial Ideologies in Tsarist Russia), Ab Imperio 1/2 2000, 211-224.

“Russia’s Asian Temptation,” International Journal LV,4 (2000), 603-623.

“Russia’s Ambivalent Response to the Boxer Rebellion,” Cahiers du Monde russe 41:1 (2000), 57-78.

“The Tsar’s Black Chamber,” Cryptologia XXII:4 (1998), 342-353.

“Russian Military Intelligence on the Manchurian Front,” Intelligence and National Security XI:1 (1996), 22-31.

“From Cooperation to Confrontation?: The Russo-American Encounter on the Pacific,” Itinerario XXII, 3 (1998), 39-50.

“Researching Chinese History in Russian Archives,” Itinerario XIX:3 (1995), 196-199.

 

OTHER ARTICLES

“Как поссорились царь и микадо. Неожиданный взгляд на причины Русско-японской войны 1904-1905 гг” (How the Tsar and the Mikado Came to Blows: An Unexpected look at the Reasons for the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905), Rodina. No. 8, 2015, 106-9.

“Der doppelgesichtige Janus: Orientalismus in der russischen Musik” (The Two-Faced Janus: Orientalism in Russian Music,” Zaubersee. Lucerne: Luzerner Sinfonieorkester, 2015, 33-36.

“Царь-Миротворец: Поворот к Востоку” (Tsar-Peacemaker: The Turn to the East), Rodina, no. 2, 2015, 58-60.

“Nikolái Przhevalski, explorador y espyá durante el Gran Juego” (Nikolai Przehval’skii: Explorer and Spy in the Great Game), Desperta Ferro: Historia Moderna 2014, no. 11, 24-27.

“Een gelukkige alliantie: De Romanovs en Oranjes” (A Happy Alliance: The Romanovs and Orange) Thema Tijdschriften 3:1 (2013), 54-57.

“Великая игра в Тибете?” (The Great Game in Tibet?) Rodina, no. 11, 2012, 48-52.

“Инцидент в Оцу” (Incident in Otsu), Rodina, no. 10, 2005, pp. 19-22.

“Roshia rikugun no manshu sakusen” (The Russian Field Army in Manchuria) in Gunji Shigaku 2:1 & 2 (2005), 130-146.

“Путешествие наследника на Восток” (The Heir’s Trip to the East), Rodina, no. 10, 2005, pp. 19-22

“Шапками не закидали,” (The Caps Didn’t Terrify Them) Rodina, no. 1, 2004, 34-37.

“Несостоявшийся Кортес” (The Unrealised Cortez), Rodina, no. 6, 2002, 36-40.

“Неизвестный Пржевальский” (The Unknown Przhevalskii), Aryavarta 1 (1997), 207-226.

“Свет с Bocтoка” (The Light from the East) Rodina, no. 11, 1995, 30-33.