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Nikita Aleksandrovich Vul

  • Nikita Aleksandrovich Vul has been at HSE University since 2016.

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2003

    Master's in Asian and African Studies. Religions of Asian and African Peoples
    St Petersburg State University

  • 2000

    Bachelor's in Asian and African Studies (Tibetan Philology)
    St Petersburg State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)


“Whose Dynamite in the Cradle of Conflict? Russian Partisans, Soviet Terrorists, and Manchukuo Authorities in the Contest Over the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1931–35.” Journal article, with Michael E. Chapmen


  • 2016
    21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS-2016) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Sino-Soviet Clash over the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1925-1926: Political and Ethnical Roots of the Conflict
  • 2011
    Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference (Honolulu). Presentation: “The history of one adventure and its consequences: Sino-Soviet conflict over the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER), 1925-26”
  • Graduate History Workshop at History Department of Peking University (Пекин). Presentation: “Paying the Price for Ignorance: the Sino-Soviet Conflict over the Chinese Eastern Railway, 1925-26, and the Failure of Soviet Policy in Northeast China.”
  • 2010
    Graduate History Workshop at History Department of Peking University (Пекин). Presentation: On the Origins of Chinese Warlordism
  • 2004
    International Sinology Symposium organized by Sinology Society “Yuan,” (Подсреда). Presentation: To save the face: the story of Dalai Lama XIII’s confirmation as the true reincarnation by Chinese


Employment history

Lecturer, Department of Asian and African Studies, Higher School of Economics (St.Petersburg), 2015-until present

Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental and African Studies, St. Petersburg SU, 2011-2015 

Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department of Peking University, 2009–2011

Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Oriental and African Studies, St. Petersburg SU, 2005, 2008–9

Translator, Amphora Publishing House, 2005–9

Teaching Fellow, Institute of Orient, St. Petersburg, 2005

Dean’s Assistant, Faculty of Oriental and African Studies, St. Petersburg SU, 2002–5

Translator in the Center of Social Studies, Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technique, the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 1998–2000

Laboratory Assistant, Language Laboratory, Faculty of Oriental and African Studies, St. Petersburg SU, 1995–96

Timetable for today

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Malaysian Literature, Phenomenon of Hikikomori and 'Ddakji' Game: Highlights of the Third Conference on Asian and African Studies

On March 17-18, HSE University-St Petersburg hosted the third scientific conference of students and PhD students 'Current Research Problems in Asian and African Countries'. The conference welcomed 96 research fellows and students from more than 20 universities in Russia and other countries. Find out how the conference went and what impressions of it the participants have in the article.