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Curriculum vitae

Juha Janhunen                                                                                                                      

 

Education and degrees awarded

1986  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Finnish standard), Univ of Helsinki

1983  Licentiate of Philosophy (PhD, US standard), Univ of Helsinki

1976  Candidate of Philosophy (MA), Univ of Helsinki

1973  Candidate in the Humanities (BA), Univ of Helsinki

1970  Matriculated from high school, Helsinki Normal Lyceum

 

Professional appointments

1994  Professor in East Asian Studies, Univ of Helsinki, since  

1994  Appointed to the chair of Finno-Ugrian Studies, Univ of Oslo 

1988-1994  Senior research fellow, Academy of Finland, Helsinki 

1986-1994  Docent in North Asian Studies, Univ of Helsinki  

1987-1989  Acting professor in Finno-Ugrian studies, Univ of Helsinki

1985-1988  Junior research fellow, Academy of Finland, Helsinki 

1973-1985  Assistant, Univ of Helsinki, Dept of Finno-Ugrian studies 

 

Academic activities abroad

2006-2007  Visiting fellow, ILCAA, Tokyo Univ of Foreign Studies 

2001  Visiting fellow, Slavic Research Institute, Sapporo

1998  Honorary Professor, Inner Mongolia Univ, China, since

1994-1995  Visiting professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka 

1985-1986  Visiting research fellow, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka 

1977-1979  Mombusho research student, Japan 

1974  Visiting student, Hungary 

1971  Regular academic visits to the USSR/Russian Federation, since    

  

Academic memberships

2008  Elected member, Academia Europaea, London 

2003  Elected member, Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki 

1987  Founding member, Finnish Association of East Asian Studies 

1986  Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society, London 

1983  Member, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki 

1971  Member, Finno-Ugrian Society, Helsinki 

1970  Member, Finnish Literary Society, Helsinki 

 

Administrative positions

2010  Board Member, Finland-Northeast Asia Trade Association, since 

2008  President, Finlandssvensk Samling rf., since   

2004  President, Finnish-Tibetan Cultural Association, since

2004-2006  Director, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Univ of Helsinki 

1998  Vice-president, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki, since 

1984-1993  Secretary-General, Finno-Ugrian Society, Helsinki 

1991-2000  Board member, Finnish Association of East Asian Studies 

1983  Board member, Finnish Oriental Society, Helsinki, since  

 

Travels and field experience in Asia

1996-2009  Field work in Amdo Qinghai, 10 field periods 

1986-1994  Field work in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia, 8 field periods 

1990, 1996  Visits to southeastern China (Canton & Hong Kong) 

2001, 2003, 2007  Visits to southwestern China (Yunnan/Sichuan) 

1978–2001  Field excursions to the Ainu and Orok in Hokkaido, Japan 

1991  Research visit to the Russian Far East (Vladivostok) 

1989  Research visit to Buryatia    

1983, 2002  Research visits to South Siberia (Khakassia & Tuva) 

1976  Research and conference visits to Mongolia, since

1978, 2001, 2007  Visits to South Korea   

1976-2010  Trans-Siberian overland travel, 28 times between 

 

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Comparative Linguistics
  • Altaic Studies

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2019

Editorial preface: Introducing the International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics

Janhunen, J. & Vovin, A., 2019, In : International journal of Eurasian linguistics. 1, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Mixed languages and mixed genes in Northeast Asia

Janhunen, J., 2019, In : International journal of Eurasian linguistics. 1, 1, p. 223-228 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Mongolian vowel harmony in a Eurasian context

Barrere, I. & Janhunen, J., 2019, In : International journal of Eurasian linguistics. 1, 1, p. 46-77 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Siirtyykö Mongolia latinalaisiin kirjaimiin?

Janhunen, J., 2019, In : Suomi-Mongolia-Seura ry. Jäsenlehti. 1/2019, p. 6-9 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Projects 2002 2015

The resurrection of the Nivkh language

Gruzdeva, E., Janhunen, J., Saarikivi, J., Pasanen, A. & Protassova, E.

01/03/2015 → …

Project: Research project

Manuscripta Castreniana

Salo, M., Janhunen, J., Forsberg, U., Salminen, T., Salminen, T., Jalava, L., Lukin, K. & Siegl, F.

01/01/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Corpus Scriptorum Chitanorum

Janhunen, J.

01/10/2007 → …

Project: Research project

Ethnic Interaction and Adaptation in Amdo Qinghai

Janhunen, J.

01/01/2005 → …

Project: Research project

Manuscripta Castreniana

Janhunen, J.

02/12/2002 → …

Project: Research project

Prizes

Honorary Member

Juha Janhunen (Recipient), 2 Dec 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Nyström Prize: Professor E. J. Nyströms pris 2014

Juha Janhunen (Recipient), 29 Apr 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2010 2019

Linguistic Forum 2019

Juha Janhunen (Speaker: Keynote)
4 Apr 20196 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

On the origins of Japanese

Juha Janhunen (Invited speaker)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Early Manchuria / Northern Asia

Juha Janhunen (Speaker: Presenter)
18 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

On writing grammars: selected notes and observations

Juha Janhunen (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Contacts: Archaeology, genetics, languages

Juha Janhunen (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
9 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Itä-Aasian asiantuntija

Juha Janhunen

11/04/2012

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Juha Janhusen tie fennougristiikasta Itä-Aasian tutkimukseen

Juha Janhunen

01/01/2012

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tapa kana halutessasi säikyttää apinat: Sha ji xia hou

Juha Janhunen

01/01/2012

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kieliosaamisen kehittäminen vaatii resursseja

Juha Janhunen

01/10/2010

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media