Alex Pozdneev Matveyevich( Orientalist)
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Biography Alex Pozdneev Matveyevich
Born in 1851. Educated in Orel Theological Seminary and at St. Petersburg University, the Faculty of Oriental Languages. Took part in running the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (1876) expedition to Mongolia. In 1881, Mr.. thesis ( "The samples of folk poetry of the Mongolian tribes") on the degree of Master of Mongolian literature, and was approved by the full-time assistant professor in the department of Mongolian literature. In 1883, Mr.. Pozdneev, upon presentation of the dissertation: "The Mongolian chronicle Erdeniin-erihe, with explanations, which contain materials for the history of Khalkha from 1636 to 1736 years, received his doctorate in Mongolian literature. Since 1884. is a professor of Mongolian literature in St. Petersburg. University, since 1889, Mr.. teaches and Manchu language. He first discovered in Russia course readings on the history of literature Mongolian dialects and introduced the teaching of reading of official documents, written in Mongolian. Since 1881. editor of the British and Foreign Bible Society (London) in Mongolian, Chinese and Manchu languages. In 1887, on behalf of the Minister of State, drafted parts of the device Uchilischnaya Kalmyks Astrakhan province. In 1892, Mr.. Ministry of Foreign Affairs seconded him to Mongolia to study its provisions and the administrative system, as well as to examine our trade relations with China. In both missions in Mongolia, they were collected for the library of St. Petersburg. University of big collections of manuscripts and printed Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu works, but for practical training for students - a rare collection lamayskih idols and other supplies lamayskogo Worship. Results of the second trip to Mongolia in the book: "Mongolia and the Mongols" (I t., 1896, edition of the Imperial Geographical Society). This edition is a complete list of scientific works Pozdneyev.