Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2017 Winter International Symposium

The Russian Revolution in the Long Twentieth Century

December 7–8, 2017

Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Language: English
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 December 7
Opening Remarks 9:50-
1. A Chain of Constitutional Revolutions in Eurasia 10:00-12:00

Houri BERBERIAN (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Bound by Revolution: The Caucasus, Iran, Ottoman Anatolia, and Armenians

Nobuyoshi FUJINAMI (Tsuda University, Japan)
Constitutions In-Between: Crete, from the Ottoman Privileges to a Greek State

David BROPHY (University of Sydney, Australia) 
Containing the Crisis: Xinhai, the World War, and the Western Response to “Pan-Turkism” among the Muslims of China

Discussant: Takayuki YOSHIMURA (Waseda University, Japan)
Chair: Taro TSURUMI (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Lunch Time 12:00-13:15
2. The Soviets’ Place in the Interwar World Order 13:15-15:15

Samuel J. HIRST (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Soviet Oil for Turkish Oranges: Anti-Imperialism, Bilateral Trade, and National Development

Making an Anti-Imperialist Empire: Soviets’ Entanglements with Central Asia, Iran, and the Red Sea in the 1920s

William J. CHASE (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
The Opportunities and Challenges of the Popular Front, Anti-fascism and ‘Bourgeois Democratic’ Revolutions: The Comintern in Spain and Mexico, 1935-1940

Discussant: David WOLFF (SRC)
Chair: Shinichiro TABATA (SRC)
Coffee Break 15:15-15:30
3. Middle Grounds between Communism and Capitalism 15:30-17:30

Ichiro MAEKAWA (Soka University, Japan)
Cold War and Decolonization: British Response to Extension of the East in Africa in the 1960s

Kamran Asdar ALI (University of Texas, Austin, USA/Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
Towards a People’s Literature: Soviet Cultural Politics and the Progressive Writers Movement in South Asia

Zbigniew WOJNOWSKI (Nazarbaev University, Kazakhstan)
Pop Music from Stagnation to Perestroika: How Economic Reform Broke East European Cultural Networks and Why That’s a Good Thing

Discussant: Jun FUJISAWA (Kobe University, Japan)
Chair: Tetsuo MOCHIZUKI (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Reception 18:00-
  December 8
Special Presentation 10:00-10:30

Tomohiko UYAMA (SRC)
Research Trends in Japan on the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union from the Perspective of Imperial History

4. 1917: Petrograd, Borderlands, and International Environment 10:30-12:30

Yoshiro IKEDA (University of Tokyo, Japan)
The Crisis of Representation in the Russian Revolution

Peter HOLQUIST (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Occupation as Revolution: 1917 in Territories Occupied by the Russian Army (Eastern Anatolia and Austrian Galicia)

Sean MCMEEKIN (Bard College, USA)
The Russian Revolution and the War, 1917-1918

Discussant: Tetsuya SAHARA (Meiji University, Japan)
Chair: Nobuya HASHIMOTO (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Lunch Time 12:30-13:45
5. State-Building amid Civil Wars and Interventions 13:45-15:45

Aminat CHOKOBAEVA (Australian National University, Australia)
A Broken Trough: Civil War in Semirechye, 1916-1921 

Oliver BAST (Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)

Yaroslav SHULATOV (Kobe University, Japan)
Transition from Imperial to Soviet: Russia’s Policy Towards Japan after the Revolution

Discussant: Tomohiko UYAMA (SRC)
Chair: Hisao KOMATSU (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Coffee Break 15:45-16:00
6. Revolution Unfinished? 16:00-18:00

Nikolay MITROKHIN (Bremen University, Germany)
Another Restart of the Unfinished Civil War: Ideological Groupings among the Soviet Elite and Their Family Connections, 1960s to 1970s

Juliane FÜRST (University of Bristol, England, UK)
Boomerang Revolution: How Hippies and Their Likes Brought Revolutionary Ideas Back Home

Discussant: Yasuhiro MATSUI (Kyushu University, Japan)
Chair: Sanami TAKAHASHI (SRC)


Organizing Committee:
Norihiro NAGANAWA, Tomohiko UYAMA, Sanami TAKAHASHI, Haruka KIKUTA