They Came from Everywhere: the People of the Amur

About the Speaker: Victor Zatsepine grew up in Samara, Russia, where the Volga River crosses the Trans-Siberian Railway. From 1989 to 1993, he was an exchange student in Beijing, majoring in Modern Chinese, and later working as a researcher for major US media outlets. After finishing his MA at Harvard (1998) and PhD at the University of British Columbia (2006), he returned to Asia, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Peking University (2007), and a Research Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University (2008-2013). While majoring in modern Chinese history, he taught courses on China’s international history, on the Russian state and society, and on social dimensions of the 20th-century wars.

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