"Границы истории" Франк Грюнер - "Entangled Histories: Русские революции 1905 и 1917 в Харбине и на Китайско-Восточной железной дороге"
28 сентября, четверг, 18-30, в рамках научного семинара "Границы истории" профессор Франк Грюнер представит доклад "Entangled Histories: The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 in Harbin and the CER Zone"
It is the aim of this talk to highlight the revolutionary events and activities during the years 1905 to 1917 in Harbin, a city in Northern Manchuria, a territory that did not even belong to the Russian Empire. Harbin was established by the Russians in 1898 as a railway depot and administrative centre of the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) as part of Russia’s expansion into East Asia. Emerging in a nearly government-free space, on Chinese territory under the administration of the Russian Chinese Eastern Railway Company, it developed a life of its own. During its early years until the end of the Russo-Japanese War (1904/05) it was under Russian influence and had – at least to the understanding of the Russian authorities – the status of a Russian colony. Although Russia never succeeded in annexing Manchuria or at least its nothern parts and making it a “yellow Russia” (Zheltorossiia or manzhurskii krai), as some military rulers might had dreamed, Russian influence over the railway zone and the city remained dominant in the following years until around 1918.
If the special status and conditions of existence of Harbin and the CER zone are taken into account and confronted with developments in different areas of the Russian Empire in the years from 1905 to 1917/18, a range of questions arises that can be illuminating both for the study of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 in general and for the interpretation of the specific situation in Harbin and the CER zone.<0} First, in which respect and to what extent are the revolutionary events in Harbin comparable to those in various cities of Siberia and the Far East along the Trans-Siberian Railway? Second, what does the Harbin case tell us about the relationship between centre and periphery during the revolutionary events of 1905 and 1917? And, finally, what can we learn about transnational dynamics and entanglements between Russia, China and other powers by analysing the events of both Russian revolutions in Harbin and the CER?
Модератор: А.М.Семенов (PhD, профессор, руководитель департамента истории НИУ ВШЭ - Санкт-Петербург, директор Центра исторических исследований)
Адрес: Промышленная ул., д. 17, актовый зал (4-й этаж)
Язык семинара – английский
Prof., Department of History, Universität Bielefeld
Frank Grüner is professor of Eastern European History at Bielefeld University in Germany. Before joining the Department of History in Bielefeld, from 2008 to 2017 he was working as a research fellow and project leader at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg, where he also earned his PhD in history in 2005. His research focuses on Russian and Soviet history, in particular on the history of Jews and anti-Semitism as well as on Russia’s entangled history with Europe and Asia. Currently he is preparing a monograph on the daily history of the Manchurian city of Harbin during the period from 1898 to 1932.
His publications include (with Dan Ben-Canaan and Ines Prodöhl) Entangled Histories: The Transcultural Past of Northeast China (2014), (with Felicitas Fischer von Weikersthal et al.) The Russian Revolution in Transcultural Perspective: Identities, Peripheries, and the Flow of Ideas (2013) and Patrioten und Kosmopoliten: Juden im Sowjetstaat 1941-1953 (2008).