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This Harry Rigby Seminar is jointly hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the ANU Centre for European Studies.
Presented by Professor Alexei D. Voskressenski, this seminar will briefly explain the evolution of Russian sinology in the Post-Soviet period of Russian history. Views of the international community on China’s rise are contrasted to specifics of Russian thinking to show the specifics of the Russo-Chinese relationship. A discussion of the future of Russo-Chinese relations and regional transfigurations in the Asia-Pacific will be provided. The role of China and the USA in Asia is examined, as is the China factor in the Asia-Pacific and Eurasia more broadly. Russian national interests in the Asia-Pacific are explained and compared to interests of the Chinese and the USA. This seminar looks to the future of China in the region and discusses the possibility of a new emerging multilateralism and transregionalism foundation for regional order in Australia’s backyard.
Professor Alexei D. Voskressenski holds a PhD in Politics and IPE, and in World/Asian History. He joined the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1999 as Head of the Department of Asian and African Studies after many years of work for the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was also Dean of the School of Political Affairs and World Politics (2008-2017) at MGIMO, and has been Professor of Asian Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics at the School of International Relations (MGIMO) since 1999.
Professor Voskressenski co-directs the joint program ‘German Studies Russia’ of MGIMO University and Freie Universität Berlin, and is a founding editor-in-chief of the national peer-reviewed journal Comparative Politics Russia. He is author, co-author, joint-author and editor of 50 books; most recently Non-Western Theories of International Relation, Springer Global: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, and Is Non-Western Democracy Possible? A Russian Perspective, Singapore: World Scientific, 2017). 13 of Professor Voskressenski’s publications are research monographs published in Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom and China, along with 400 book chapters, articles, essays, reviews and other writings published in many other countries including France, The Netherlands, Hong Kon, Taiwan and Korea. Professor Voskressenski won Best Book in Politics Award in 2008 and 2011, and Best Book in Social Science Award in 2011 in Russia. He is a recipient of the Russian Federation Government Award for Research and Education, 2014). Professor Voskressenski regularly appears on TV commenting on international politics.