Edward J. Lazzerini
Director, Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University

Research interests:
-Interplay between the Russian and Chinese Empires
-Historic Migration into and out of Siberia
-Turcic/Islamic subjects of the Russian Empire
-Intellectual History
-Impact of modernity on Russian Islamic cultures


The Chinese Revolution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Russias Orient: Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1700-1917. Co-edited with Daniel Brower. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

“Rethinking the Advent of Jadidism.” Kazan Islamic Review, No. 1 (2015), 132-148.

Истоки возникновения новой парадигмы.” In Istoriia Tatar, Vol. 6. Ed. by Il’dus Zagdiullin. Kazan: Izd. “Rukhiiat,” 2012, pp. 711-­720.

“Историческое опыт етноконфессионального взаимодеиствия в Среднем Поволжье и Приуралье,” Исторические судьбы народов Поволжья и Приуралья, vyp. 2. Kazan: Tatar Academy of Sciences, 2011, pp. 19-­23.

“From Bakhchisarai to Bukhara in 1893: Ismail Bey Gasprinskii's Journey to Central Asia.” Central Asian Survey, III, No. 4 (1984), pp. 77-­88.

Tatarovedenie and the ‘New Historiography’ in the USSR: Revising the Interpretation of the Tatar-­‐Russian Relationship.” Slavic Review, XL, No. 4  (Winter, 1981), pp. 625-­635.

“Accommodation and Resistance to Colonialism in Nineteenth-­Century Crimea.” In Daniel R. Brower and Edward J. Lazzerini (eds.). The Russian Orient: Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1750-­1917. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997, pp. 169-­187.

“Volga Tatars in Central Asia, 18th-­20th Centuries: From Diaspora to Hegemony.”  In Central Asia in Historical Perspective.  Ed. by Beatrice F. Manz.   Boulder:   Westview Press, 1994, pp. 82-­100.

“Ismail Bey Gasprinskii’s Perevodchik/Tercüman: A Clarion of Modernism.”  In Central Asian Monuments. Ed. by H. B. Paksoy. Istanbul: Isis Press, 1992, pp. 143-­156.

“Beyond Renewal: The Jadid Response to Pressure for Change in the Modern Age." In Muslims of Central Asia:  Expressions of Identity and Change.  Ed. by Jo-­Ann  Gross. Durham:  Duke University Press, 1992, pp. 151-­166.

“Ismail Bey Gasprinskii, the Discourse of Modernism, and the Russians.” In Tatars of the Crimea: Their Struggle for Survival. Ed. by Edward Allworth. Durham: Duke University Press, 1988, pp. 149-­169.