MĂ¤rt LĂ¤Ă¤nemets was born in 1962. He graduated from the University of Tartu in 1985 as a psychologist. He studied Oriental languages at the Centre of Oriental Studies under Linnart MĂ¤ll and Maret Kark, in 1992 and 1998 and again from 1992 to 1993 he studied in China. At present he is a research worker at the Centre and the Vice-President of the Estonian Academic Society of Oriental Studies. His field of research is the study and teaching of the Chinese language and culture.