This contribution deals with the evolution of historical studies on Central Eurasia in Japan during fifteen decisive years.  The author successively evokes the rapid development of general history and the multiplication of reference books, under strong pressure of a new readership.  He then sheds light on the main areas and periods treated by research and publication activity in Japan: modern history of the Volga-Urals, Central Asia, the Caucasus; Soviet and post-Soviet Central Eurasia.  The last, substantial part of the article consists of notices on major Japanese institutions and journals specialising in Central Eurasian history.

The Redaction
CER: I-1.2.C-82