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Anna Belogurova

Anna Belogurova
Image Credit: Marcus Reichmann

DFG individual fellow

The World of Socialist Coal: Technology, Economy, and Environment in China in the context of the cooperation with the Eastern Bloc (1945-1991)

Chinese Studies Department
Fabeckstraße 23-25
Room -1.1103
14195 Berlin

PhD (University of British Columbia, 2012)

MA (Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2003)

BA (Moscow State University, 1998)

Held research & teaching positions at

  • University of Göttingen (InterAsia Fellow, SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency, 2017)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (POINT postdoctoral fellow, Dahlem Research School, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, 2015 - 2017)
  • Brown University (Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014 - 2015)
  • University of Oregon (Adjunct Instructor, 2013 - 2014 )
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Postdoctoral fellow, 2012 - 2013)
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (Sessional Lecturer, Summer 2011, Winter 2012)

Current project

“The World of Socialist Coal: Technology, Economy, and Environment in China in the context of the cooperation with the Eastern Bloc (1945-1991)” individual research grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2018-2021)

Based on Russian and Chinese sources (among others), this historical project looks at how the environmental and social setting at the local level shaped and were shaped by the national and international politics of People’s Republic of China and in the Eastern Bloc in the coal industry and trade.


Other current projects

  • “The Prewar Philippine Communist Movement (1920-1942)”, under revision. Contribution to the conference volume of “The Asian Arc of the Russian Revolution: Setting the East Ablaze?” (Yale-National University of Singapore College, 16-17 November 2017): http://blog.nus.edu.sg/eastablaze/


Co-authored books

  • Guo Jie (Konstantin M. Tertitski), Bai Anna (Anna Belogurova),. Li Suian, Chen Jinsheng trans., Xu Xueji, Zhong Shumin eds.,. Taiwan gongchan zhuyi yundong yu gongchan guoji 1924-1932Yanjiu. Dang’an. [Taiwanese Communist Movement and the Comintern, 1924-1932. Research and Documents] (Taiwan, Taibei: Zhongyang yanjiuyuan Taiwan shi yanjiusuo, 2010)
  • K.M. Tertitski, A.E. Belogurova, Taiwanskoe kommunisticheskoe dvizhenie i Komintern, 1924-1932 [Taiwanese Communist Movement and the Comintern, 1924-1932] Moscow: Vostok-Zapad, 2005.

Journal special issue

  • Naming modernity: Rebranding and neologisms during China’s interwar global moment in East Asia. Special issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, September 2017, https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-24 guest editor and convener of the Conference Beyond the Sinosphere: Modalities of Interwar Globalisation: Internationalism and Indigenization among East Asian Marxists, Christians, and Buddhists, 1919-45, 13-15 July 2016, http://www.beyond-the-sinosphere.eu/ funded by Volkswagen Foundation grant for an international symposium.

Articles and book chapters

  • “Nationalism and Internationalism in Chinese Communist Networks in the Americas,” forthcoming in Oleksa Drachewych and Ian McKay eds., Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions (Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press 2019).
  • “Networks, Parties, and the ‘Oppressed Nations’: The Comintern and Chinese Communists Overseas, 1926–1933,” in the special issue of CrossCurrents. Sept. 2017, pp. 61-82.
  • “Introduction” to the special issue of CrossCurrents. pp. 1-12.
  • “The Chinese International of Nationalities: the Chinese Communist Party, the Comintern, and the Foundation of the Malayan National Communist Party (1923-1939),” The Journal of Global History, 9.3 (November 2014), pp. 447-470.
  • “The Malayan Communist Party, Internationalism, and Chinese Political Participation during the Cold War (1920s–1950s)”, in ed. Leslie James, E. Leake, Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence (Bloomsbury Academic Press, New Approaches to International History, 2015), pp. 125-144.
  • “Communism in Southeast Asia,” in Oxford Handbook of Communism, edited by Stephen Anthony Smith, (Oxford University Press (2014), pp. 236-251.
  • “The Civic World of International Communism: The Taiwanese Communists and the Comintern (1921-1931),” Modern Asian Studies, 46:6 (2012), pp. 1602-1632.

Book Reviews

  • Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective, eds. Frank Sysyn and Andrea Graziosi, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2016. The Canadian Journal of History, 53:2, Autumn 2018, pp. 366-368.
  • Revolutionary Nativism: Fascism and Culture in China, 1925–1937. By Maggie Clinton. Durham; London: Duke University Press, 2017. Pacific Affairs, June 2018, 91: 2.
  • The Business of Culture: Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65. Contemporary Chinese Studies. Edited by Christopher Rea and Nicolai Volland. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015, Pacific Affairs, December 2017, 90: 4, pp. 781-783.
  • Mao’s Little Red Book: A Global History. Edited by Alexander C. Cook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, Pacific Affairs, September 2016, 89:3.
  • The Chinese Communist Party and China’s Capitalist Revolution: The Political Impact of Market. Routledge Contemporary China Series, 61. By Lance L.P. Gore. New York; London: Routledge, 2013. Pacific Affairs, September 2014, 87:3, pp. 571-573.
  • Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925-30: The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army. By Bruce A. Elleman. London and New York: Routledge, 2009. Pacific Affairs, Summer 2010, 83:2, p. 380.
  • Chinese Migrants and Internationalism: Forgotten histories, 1917-1945. By Gregor Benton. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. Pacific Affairs, Winter 2008, 80:4, pp. 666-668.
  • Where Empires Collided: Russian and Soviet Relations with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao. By Michael Share. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2007. Pacific Affairs, Summer 2007, 80: 2, pp. 356-357.

Other Publications

  • “Programma iaponskoi administratsii po assimiliatsii naselenia Taivania (1937-1945)” [The Japanese administration policy of the assimilation of the Taiwan’s population (1937-1945)], XXIX nauchnaia konferentsia ‘Obschestvo i gosudarstvo v Kitae’ [29 International Conference “Society and State in China”] Moscow, 1999, pp.124-129.
  • “Mery iaponskoi administratsii po osuschestvleniu ‘mobilizatsii’ na Taivane (1937-1945)” [The Japanese administration “mobilization” policy in Taiwan (1937-1942)] in Tezisy dokladov IX Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii “Kitai, kitaiskaia tsiviliatsia i mir. Istoria, sovremennost, perspectivy” [IX International Conference “China, Chinese Civilization, and the World. History, Present, Perspectives.” Abstracts] Volume II, Moscow, 1998, pp. 65-69.
  • “Politika iaponskoi administratsii na Taivane (1895-1945)” [The Japanese policy in Taiwan (1895-1945)], Problemy Dal’nego Vostoka [Far Eastern Affairs] 6 (1999) pp.96-104.
  • “An Evening Conversation with Yu Hua,” in St.John’s College Newsletter, Winter 2010, p.4.
  • “Bai’eluosi shehui zhuyi xianshi zhuyi” [Belarusian Socialist Realist Painters], Lishi wenwu yuekan [Historical Artifacts. Bulletin of the National Taiwan Museum of History] 3 (2000), pp. 32-37.