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Anastasiya Bayok


Gießen University, researcher

EVF Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2020




Belarusian State University: Sinology, international relations, translation/interpretation



Belarusian State University: Sinology, international relations



East China Normal University: International relations


Dr. phil.

East China Normal University: International relations



University of Hamburg/IFSH: Peace and security studies

Professional Experience

01.2016 - 12.2016

MWS-Grant based research on the role of knowledge actors in policy-making in China at Helmut Schmidt University/University of German Armed Forces , Hamburg

02.2016 - 12.2016

Research project on authoritarian learning between China, Central Asia and Russia in the field of regional security at the Institute for peace research and security policy (IFSH), Hamburg

2012 - 2014

Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cold War International History Studies Centre at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai

06. 2013 - 08.2013

Visiting Scholar at Berghof Foundation, Berlin

05.2011 - 09.2011

Council Member and a coach of the “Summer School 2011 for the university students from the SCO member states and dialogue partners”, Shanghai

05.2010 - 09.2010

Council Member and a coach of the “Summer School 2010 for the university students from the SCO member states and dialogue partners”, Shanghai

2008 - 2014

Translator and interpreter at international conferences at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai

2007 - 2017

Translator and editor of the magazine “Russian Studies”, Shanghai

2007 - 2012

Academic secretary at the School of Advanced International and Area Studies (ECNU), Shanghai

Scholarships, Grants, Awards

November 2015


September 2015

Post-doc grant at IFSH, Hamburg University

September 2014

Dieter S. Lutz-Stipendium

June 2014

Diversity and International Travel Grant for the Participation in SHAFR Annual Meeting 2014, USA

September 2013

General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Beijing

2009 – 2012


Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Foreign Students (Full Scholarship for 3 years) for the Ph.D. degree in international relations at ECNU, China

2007– 2010

Chinese Government Scholarship (Full Scholarship for 3 years) for the Master’s Degree in International relations at ECNU

2005 – 2006

Chinese Government Scholarship (Full Scholarship for 1 year) for the Chinese language courses at ECNU


“Gurinovich scholarship” for academic achievements at the BSU


German Association of Asian Studies (DGA)

Association for Social Science Research on China (ASC)

GIGA IDCAR-Network (International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes)

Historian Against War (HAW), among others.

MA and IR courses

"Chinas globale Ambitionen" Seminar (mit Herrn Prof. Sandschneider) (WiSe 2017/18), Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft an der FU Berlin

"China and Russia" Seminar (SoSe 2018), Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft an der FU Berlin

Research Fields: 

International relations, Chinese domestic and foreign policy, East Asian security, conflict transformation, China’s relations with major powers and neighbouring states, Sino-Russian relations, Russian foreign policy, Chinese role in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, peace and security studies, authoritarianism, learning in international relations, Cold war history.

Selected Publications

 2019 Book Review: Sebastian Heilmann: Red Swan. How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2018, in: Asien – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, 2019, No. 149, 145-146.

Die Bedeutung Zentralasiens für China – eine chinesische Perspektive: Jahrbuch zur Organisation für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa (OSZE) 2016. Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2018, 357-370.


Nils Haneklaus, Anastasiya Bayok & Vitaly Fedchenko. Phosphate Rocks and Nuclear Proliferation, Science & Global Security, 25:3, 143-158.


What is Central Asia for China? A Chinese Perspective. Yearbook on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 2016. Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2017, 315-326.



“China-South Korea-North Korea Triangular Relations”/ “中朝韩三角形关系. International Relations Studies(国际关系研究”), Nr.1.


“Russia-Belarus Union: Progress, Problems and Prospects —— From the Perspective of Belarus”/ “俄白联盟:进程、问题与前景—— 白俄罗斯的视角”. “Russian Studies” («俄罗斯研究»), Nr.2.

Presentations at international conferences

December 18-20, 2018

Paper "German research on contemporary Marxism in Russia and comparison of contemporary Marxism in Germany, Russia and China", presented at the International Forum of the Frontiers of the Study of Contemporary Russian Marxism at Fudan University, Shanghai, China

November 22-24, 2018

Paper "Historical Memory and Memory Policy in Russia: On the example of Russian-German relations" presented at JSPS Core-to-Core (C2C) Seminar "The European Union and Japan in a Fluid Global Liberal Order: Diffusion on Liberal Norms and Inter-Regional Studies", at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

October 12-13, 2018

Paper "Safeguarding or Limited Sovereignty? Migration Governance at the Sino-Russian Border" presented at the "East Asian Migration Governance in Comparative Perspective: Norm Diffusion, Politics of Identity, Citizenship" EVFPlus Workshop, GEAS, Berlin.

July 16, 2018

Research topic "Belt and Road Initiative, shift of global order and the role of perceptions" presented at GEAS Open Colloquium, Berlin.

April 24-26, 2018

Paper “Perceiving and being perceived: BRI and the change or regional and international order” presented at the 7th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics “European and Asian Perspectives on China’s Belt & Road Initiative”, Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan.

October 13-14, 2016


Paper “Wissensakteure und ihr Einfluss auf den außenpolitischen Entscheidungsprozess in der Volksrepublik China” presented at WIFIS-Jahrestagung „China, Indien und die koreanische Halbinsel – Kooperation und Konflikt“, at the Military Academy of the German Armed Forces , Hamburg, Germany

September 7-10, 2016

Paper „Regional Organizations as Facilitators and Legitimizers of the Spread of Authoritarianism: On the Example of Russia’s Practices in Regional Organizationsat the panel “Regional Organizations as Transmission Belts of Authoritarian Practices, Ideas and Norms”, ECPR General Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

October 2-3, 2015


Paper “Regional Patterns of Authoritarian Learning: counterterrorism policies in Russia, China and Central Asia” for Second IDCAR Network Conference Regional Clusters of Authoritarian Diffusion and Cooperation: Interest vs. Ideology? Austin, TX, USA

June 18-21, 2014


Paper “Great Powers on the Korean Peninsula during the Korean War — From the Perspective of the Conflict Transformation Theory” presented at SHAFR Annual Meeting 2014 (The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations), Lexington, KY, USA

October 25-26, 2013


Paper “The Korean Peninsula in the 1970’s: Review from the Perspective of the Conflict Transformation Theory” presented at the International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies, organized by the Office of China Postdoctoral Council, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, held by East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

May 27, 2012


“China-Belarus Bilateral Relations: Processes and Prospects” presented at the Academic Seminar “Two Decades of China-Belarus Relations” at the establishment of Belarusian Studies Center at ECNU, Shanghai, China

October 22-23, 2011


Paper “Northeast Asian Security Through the Prism of Conflict Transformation Theory —Case-Study of the Korean Peninsula Conflict” presented at the International Symposium on the International system in Transition: China and East Asia held by School of Political Science and Public Administration of China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China

August 9-14, 2010

“Future city, future responsibilities” presented at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Youth Forum “Future City, Future Responsibilities” (as a part of the series of events entitled “Young People Urban Planning Creativity Forum”), organized by the Shanghai World Expo Coordination Bureau, the Shanghai Committee of Communist Youth League and Tongji University, Shanghai, China