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Dr Sören Urbansky

Dr Sören Urbansky

DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow, MIASU

Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, Darwin College

Assistant Professor of Russian and Asian Studies at the University of Munich


Research Interests

My research interests lie in cultural and social history of modern Russia and the Soviet Union, with additional interest in modern and contemporary Chinese history, the history of borders, and the history of racism. I am currently completing a book manuscript titled "Beyond the Steppe Hill. The Making of the Sino-Russian border“ and embarking on a new project that examines anti-Chinese sentiments in a global perspective.

Key Publications

2017 (forthcoming) Yellow Perils, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (edited with Franck Bille),

2017 (forthcoming) "Under the Red Star's Faint Light. How Sakhalin Became Soviet," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, (with Helena Barop)

2016 (forthcoming) "Für Clan und Vaterland? ܜber den Wandel von Loyalitätsstrukturen in Chinatown San Francisco während der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts€œ," Geschichte und Gesellschaft

2014 "Tokhtogo's Mission Impossible. Russia, China, and the Quasi-independence of Hulunbeir," Inner Asia, vol. 16, no. 1: 64-94

2012 "The unfathomable foe: constructing the enemy in the Sino-Soviet Borderlands, ca. 1969-1982," Journal of Modern European History, vol. 10, no. 2: 255-278

2008 Kolonialer Wettstreit. Russland, China, Japan und die Ostchinesische Eisenbahn, Frankfurt/New York: Campus