Team

 

Associate Professor Gergana PETKOVA, PhD Head of Japanese Studies Department
grpetkova@uni-sofia.bg
Master’s Degree in Japanese Studies, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski ‘(1999); PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2004). Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “(2012~).

Teaches and conducts research in the fields of Japanese Ethnography and Folklore, Classical Japanese Language and Literature, Gender Studies, Methodology of Foreign language Teaching.

Field research and training at: The International Research Center for Japanese Studies / 国際 日本 文化 研究 セ ン タ ー (2014), Center for Glocal Studies, Seijo University (2011), Institute of Folklore Studies, Seijo University (2002 , 2007), Soka University (1997-1998).

Member of The European Association for Japanese Studies (2009 –);The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2014 –);The International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (2015 –);JAWS – Japan Anthropology Workshop (2016 – ).

Selected publications:
● Male Characters in the Japanese Fairy Tale – Classification and Analysis, PhD thesis, 2004, Zurich (Sofia: Simolini 2009).
● Етнография на Япония: Осем уводни теми. С., Звезди, 2010. (Ethnography of Japan: Eight introductory themes)
● Домът на чудесата: Символика на традиционната архитектура и интериор в японските вълшебни приказки. С., Звезди, 2011.(The Home of miracles: Symbolism of Traditional Architecture and Interior in Japanese Fairytales)
● Challenges and Perspectives: Japanese Studies in Bulgaria. In Japanese Studies around the World 2015. Kyoto: Nichibunken 2016. pp. 164-173.
● Night and the Japanese Fairy Tale, in Time in Historic Japan, eds. Brigitte Stegger and Raji Steineck, Kronoscope 17, 2017-1. pp. 94-116.

Professor dr. habil. Boyka Tsigovaboyka.tsigova@gmail.com Master’s Degree in Japanese Philology, Pushkin Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg (1975). PhD in Japanese Literature (VAK – Higher Attestation Commission, 1991). Associate Professor at the Institute of Literature – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1997). Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(2000). Doctor of Philological Sciences/Doctor Habilitatus (VAK, 2003). Professor, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(VAK, 2006).

Teaches at: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(1975-1980, 1993-1994, 1996–), NATFA“ Krustyo Sarafov ”(1992), VFU“ Chernorizets Hrabar ”(1993-1995), Academy of Economics“ D. A. Tsenov ”(1995-2007), National Academy of Art (1995-2001), South-West University“ Neofit Rilski ”(1996-1999), NBU (1999-2000, 2001, 2004). Guest Lecturer at Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan (1991).Works in the field of Japanese classical literature, spiritual and material culture of Japan (Zen Buddhism and Aesthetics, Shinto, Japanese Art, Current Issues of Contemporary Japanese Culture).

Has researched at: 国際交流基金 (Japan Foundation), Tokyo, Japan (1978, 1979, 1991); International Research Center for Japanese Studies / 国際日本文化研究センター, Kyoto, Japan (2002-2003, 2010-2011).Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures of East Asia, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “(2005-2010); Head of Department of Languages and Cultures of East Asia (07. 09. 2016 – 01. 04. 2017).

Selected Publications:

● Фушикаден. Напътствия за цветето в НО. С., УИ „Св. Климент Охридски“, 2000. 165 с. (Zeami’s Fushikaden)● Пътят на словото в Япония. За изреченото и написаното през вековете. С., УИ 2006. 179 с.( The Path of Word in Japan)

● Дзен и традиционните японски изкуства. С., УИ 2014. 135 с. (Zen and the Traditional Japanese Arts)

● Драконът в японското изкуство. С., УИ „Св. Климент Охридски“, 2016. 214 с. (The Dragon in Japanese art.)

● 異文化の側面:ブルガリアの日本文化観―その理解と日本文芸作品の翻訳をめぐって. In:日本研究 (Nihon Кenkyu), “Bulletin of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies”. No. 28., Tokyo, Kadokawa shoten, January, 2004., pp. 377-390.

Professor dr.habil. Nako Stefanov
Associate Professor Anton Andreev, PhDastoichev@uni-sofia.bg Master’s Degree in Japanese Studies, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (1995); Master’s degree in Applied Japanese Linguistics, Tohoku University, Japan (2001); Doctor of Japanese Linguistics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”(2012); Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Teaches at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “(2006 -) and works in the field of Japanese applied linguistics, phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics.

Has studied and done research at 東京 外国語 大学 (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) (1991-1992), 東北 大学 (Tohoku University), Japan (1998-2004), 東京 学 芸 大学 (Tokyo Gakugei University) (2012).

Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures of East Asia, Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “(2015-2018). Member of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS).

Selected publications:
• Увод във фонетиката и фонологията на съвременния японски език. С., 2014. 160 с. (Introduction to Modern Japanese Phonetics and Phonology)
• Японски фонеми и техните реализации//Годишник на СУ,ФКНФ,2012, N105. стр. 307-316 (Japanese Phonemes and Their Realizations)
• Проблеми на междуморфемното консонантно озвучаване в японския език// Филологията– класическа и нова : Юбилейна научна конференция на Факултета по класически и нови филологии, София, 2016. стр. 83-87. (On Some Aspects of Rendaku// Philology- Classical and Modern: Anniversary Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology, Sofia, 2016. 83-87.)
• За японските заемки в българския език. В: Съпоставително езикознание, 2016, N1. стр.47-60. (On Japanese Loanwords in Bulgarian. In: Contrastive Linguistics)
• Супрасегментна система в киотския диалект на японски език – между словното ударение и словния тон// Нови направления в синхронната и диахронната фонетика и фонология (Сборник с доклади от международна научна конференция 17 юни 2016 г.)., София, 2017. стр. 147-151. Supra-segmental system in the Kyoto dialect of the Japanese language – between word-accent and and word-tone // New trends in in synchronic and diachronic phonetics and phonology (International Scientific Conference June 17, 2016), Sofia, 2017. p. 147 -151.

Associate Professor Evgeniy Kandilarov, PhD
Assistant Professor Vyara NIKOLOVA, PhDvyara.nikolova@uni-sofia.bg
viara_nikolova@yahoo.com
Master’s Degree in Russian Philology, double major in Ukrainian Language and Literature (1994-1999), Bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(1998-2003), Master of Business Administration at Sofia University“ St. Kliment Ohridski ”(2002-2004), PhD (Philology, Bibliography and Library Science) at Ivan Fyodorov Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Moscow (2010-2014), Assistant Professor in Contemporary Japanese Literature, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(2016 -)

Teaches at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(2012-), University of Library Science and Information Technology (2007-), University of National and World Economy (2011-2017).

Works in the field of Japanese literature, practical Japanese, Japanese hieroglyphics.Fellowships: 創 価 大学 (Soka University), Japan (2001-2002); 国際 交流 基金 関 西 国際 セ ン タ ー (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai), Osaka, Japan (06. 2011 – 08. 2011); 国際 交流 基金 日本語 国際 セ ン タ ー (International Center for Japanese Language in Urawa), Saitama, Japan (05. 2016 – 06. 2016), 国際 交流 基金 関 西 国際 セ ン タ ー (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai), Osaka, Japan (august 2019)

Selected Publications:

Кратък преглед на изданията свързани с Япония през последните 25 години (общи тенденции и перспективи за развитие) // Сборник „Бъдещи хоризонти. 25 години. Специалност Японистика в СУ „Св. Климент Охридски”, София, 2016, стр. 197-216. (A summary of Japan-related publications over the past 25 years: general tendencies and perspectives for Development) // Future Horizons. 25 years Japanese Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”, Sofia, 2016, pp. 197-216.

● Николова В. В., Иванова К. Езикът като средство за постигане на сътрудничество и културен обмен в студентската общност, София, 2015. Nikolova VV, Ivanova K. Language as a tool for achieving cooperation and cultural exchange in the student community, Sofia, 2015.

● Николова В.В., Петкова Г. Р. Глобализация, европейская языковая рамка и новые тенденции в обучении иностранным языкам (на примере изучения японского языка и культуры) // Социальные и филологические аспекты в образовательном и научном контексте, Киото, 2014, стр. 466-470.

Assistant Professor Stella Zhivkova, PhDstzhivkova@uni-sofia.bg
stella_tj@yahoo.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski (1997). Doctor`s Degree in Japanese Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan (2006). Assistant Professor in Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture. Teaches at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(2017–).

Works in the field of expressive elements in Japanese culture; phonetic and functional analysis of gitaigo; a mnemonic syllabic system in traditional music for koto; Bunraku Theater, Japan’s traditional Kodo fragrance ceremony; contemporary Japanese culture; political and educational strategies of modern Japan – Cool Japan etc.

Teaches courses in the Bachelor and Master Programs of Japanese Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “. Specialized in the Master’s and Doctoral Programs of Osaka University’s Faculty of Humanities (2000-2006).

Selected publications:
● Finding Out Who You Are: Enhancing Self-awareness Through Study of Foreign Culture, В “Бъдещи хоризонти – 25 години специалност японистика на Софийския университет „Св.Климент Охридски”, Университетско издателство „Св. Климент Охридски” (2016), pp. 47-55. (Future Horizons – 25 years Japanese Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”)
● The Dilemma between “The Odd Man Out” and “The Useful Insider” —Finding One’s Place Under the Sun—, Final Report of the Junior Researchers’ Group at Osaka University Graduate School of Letters, Ministry of Education Sponsored Project „21st Century Interface Humanities“, Osaka University Press (2007), pp.167-183.
● “The Zhiva Voda of Bulgarian Folk Songs: Interfaces in the Genesis of the Festival”, In Osaka University The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program Intefaces Humanities research activities, Vol 7. Modernism and Cntral- and East-European Art and Culture, Osaka University Press (2006), pp. 275-293.
● Figurative Elements in Koto and Bunraku Music and Their Analogues in related Forms of Japanese Culture: Online publication of Symposium Celebrating the Work and Legacy of John Blacking, University of Western Australia, Perth, 12th July-14th July, 2003. Available at: http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/circme/BLACKING_PUBS.pdf.
Available at: http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/files/40506/12668615473zhivkova.pdf/zhivkova.pdf
● “Geo Milev : The Fragment” (Translation from Bulgarian), In断片 -『ヴェズニ』(1919-20)- ゲオ・ミレヴ『アヴァンギャルド宣言 中東欧のモダニズム』井口壽乃共編 三元社 2005, pp.222-228.

Assistant Professor Tsvetomira Ivanova, PhD