Raud, Rein 1961-

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Raud, Rein 1961-


Born December 21, 1961, in Tallinn, Estonia. Education: Leningrad State University, graduated 1985; University of Helsinki, Lic.Phil, 1993, D.Phil, 1994.


Home—Estonia. E-mail—[email protected].


Republic of Estonia Ministry of Culture, Tallinn, chief expert on world literature, 1988-89; Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn, Republic of Estonia, acting professor of Asian and Cultural Studies, 1989—, chairman of department, 1989-98; University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, professor of Japanese studies, 1995—; University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, docent of literary theory, 1995—. Visiting lecturer at University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, University of Stockholm, University of Hamburg, and University of Vilnius; visiting scholar at St. John's College, Trinity College, Keiô University, University of Cambridge, Waseda University, and Ecole Française d'Extreme Orient. Founding member of Estonian Academic Society of Oriental Studies.


PEN International (president of Estonian Centre, 1992-96), Association of Asian Studies, European Association of Japanese Studies (member of council, 1997-2000), Association of Japanese Literary Studies, Baltic Association of Japanese Studies (founding member; president, 2001—), Centre for the Comparative Study of Civilisations (advisory board member), Estonian Writers' Union (member of the board, 1986-1992, 1998-2004), Open Estonia Foundation (board member, 1996-99).


Lumme Mattunud, Eesti Raamat (Tallinn, Estonia), 1987.

Minotauros: Ko nelev Puu, Eesti Raamat (Tallinn, Estonia), 1988.

Kaks Ku u nalt, Eesti Raamat (Tallinn, Estonia), 1990.

The Role of Poetry in Classical Japanese Literature: A Code and Discursivity Analysis, Eesti Humanitaarinstituut (Tallinn, Estonia), 1994.

Hector Ja Bernard, Tuum (Tallinn, Estonia), 2004.

Contributor to periodicals, including Asian Philosophy, Philosophy East and West, Vikerkaar, and Akadeemia.



World Literature Today, September 1, 2006, Janika Kronberg, review of Hector Ja Bernard, p. 69.