Local professors

The professors from the available BA and MA programs are not only the specialists of Asia, but also scholars who specialize in political science, economics, culture studies, antropology, international relations and etc.
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Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė



Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Theories and Research of Cultural Studies;

Dokt. Kristina Barancovaitė-Skindaravičienė




Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

EARS curriculum: Japanese Language and Culture; Japanese Culture: the Heritage and the Present situation;

RASK curriculum: Japanese Language and Culture; Japanese Culture: East Asian Gender and Sexuality Studies;

Dr. Giedrė Barkauskaitė




Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Academic Writing;

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Prof. Asta Kazlauskienė



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RASK curriculum: Linguistics typology and language contacts;

Doc. Dr. Giedrius Janauskas



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Late Modern History of East Asia

Arvydas Kumpis



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Qualification Practicum; Cognitive Practicum; Undergraduate Practicum

Dr. Ramūnas Motiekaitis




Graduate: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, University of Helsinki

Curriculum: Buddhism; East Asian Art and Literature

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Eglė Petrauskaitė



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Alma Mater: Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University

Curriculum: The History of Korean Culture; Korean Language and Culture;

Doc. Dr. Rasa Račiūnaitė-Paužuolienė



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Culture of Profession Language;

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Dr. Eglė Savickaitė



Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Theories and Research of Cultural Studies;

Doc. Dr. Dalia Senvaitytė



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Basics of Ethnic Culture Studies; Cultural Geography and Cultural Regions;

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Erika Griučkaitytė



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Alma Mater: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Korean Language and Culture;

Simona Vasilevskytė



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Alma Mater: Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University

curriculum: Japanese Language and Culture;

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Jingyang Wang



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Alma Mater: Liaoning University

Curriculum: Chinese Language and Culture;

Baidi Wang



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Alma Mater: Liaoning University

Curriculum: Chinese Language and Culture;

Dr. Aurelijus Zykas



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

RASK curriculum: Eastern Civilizations; International and Inter-cultural Communications; Cultural History of Tibeth and Mongolia; The Mythology and Folklore of East Asia;

EARS (MA) studies program

Dr. Linas Didvalis



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Graduate: International Christian University

EARS curriculum:Politics and Society in Japan since 1945; International Relations in East Asia

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Assoc. Prof. Kristina Juraitė




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EARS curriculum:Research Methods and Academic Writing;

Dr. Ieva Karpavičiūtė



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Graduate: Vytautas Magnus University

EARS curriculum: Regions’ Develpoment in the International System;

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Dokt. Vida Mačikėnaitė-Ambutavičienė



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Graduate: Keio University

EARS curriculum: Political Development of China;

Prof. Milda Ališauskienė



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Graduate: Vilnius University

EARS curriculum: Religion and Politics in the Global World;

Dr. J.D. Minninger



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Graduate: University of Minnesota

EARS curriculum: Social Critique and Critical Methods;

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Prof. Egdūnas Račius



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Graduate: University of Helsinki

EARS curriculum Orientalism and Occidentalism in International Relations;

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Dokt. Daiva Repečkaitė



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Graduate: Freier University of Amsterdam

EARS curriculum:Research Methods and Academic Writing;

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Dr. Vincentas Vobolevičius




Graduate: New York University

EARS curriculum Economic Development of East Asian Countries;

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Visiting professors

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The generation of the Asian studies specialists in Lithuania is still growing. Therefore, the successful implementation of research and studies is impossible without cooperation with foreign scholars. Visiting professors of Asia studies are teaching at VMU since 1993. Some of them, while teaching here, also became fans of Lithuania, wrote books and articles about it. We are trying to continue the relationships with them.

Dr. Hyun Jeong-im


Period: September, 2011 m. – May, 2012 m.

Curriculum: Case of Korea: Democracy and Totalitarism in East Asia

University: Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea)

Supported by: Academy of Korean Studies

Dr. Hyun Jeong-im defended her dissertation of PhD in Sociology at University Paris IV-Sorbonne. Since 2008 she has been teaching at Sogang University in Seoul. Her main research interests are concentrated on political sociology and social movements. For additional information, please refer to her curriculum vitae.

Dr. Lauri Paltemaa


Period: May, 2011 m.

Curriculum: Political development of China

University: Turku University (Finland)

Supported by: Erasmus exchange

Dr. Paltemaa’s research mainly focuses on contemporary Chinese history and politics, especially social movements and protest, the role of the Internet in Chinese politics, and natural disasters and disaster management. He is also engaged in research of the methodological and epistemological issues in East Asian studies and area studies in general.

Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko Ikegami


Period: September, 2010

Curriculum: lectures for the MA students of East Asia Studies and Integrated Communication (Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy), and at the Centre for Foreign Languages.

Home university: Showa Women’s University, Tokyo

Prof. Yoshihiko Ikegami, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University, a famous researcher of cognitive linguistics and semiotics, is the honorary member of Japan Cognitive Linguistics Association and a member of many international organizations. His books are translated to German, Korean, Chinese and other languages. Some of them are “Theory of Meaning“ (1975), “Poetry of Speech“ (1986), „Poetry and Cultural Semiotics“ (1983), „Sense of English. Sense of Japanese“ (2006), etc.

Prof. Dr. Daping Hu



Period: October-November, 2008

Curriculum:Political development of China

Home university: Nanjing University

Prof. Keiki Fujita



Period: April 21-May 23, 2008

Curriculum: Industrial Development and Environmental Strategy in East Asian Countries

Home university: Obirin University, Tokyo

Prof. Dr. Sachiko Hatanaka



Period: 1999, 2006-2007

Curriculum: Introduction to Japanology

Home university: Chūbu University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ryo Kojima



Period: 1993-1995

Curriculum: Japanese language; Japan’s History, Culture and Society.

Presently Prof. Ryo Kojima is working as Professor at Chūbu University. His profile can be found here (in Japanese).