Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2015

In Osteuropa 5-6/2015

Structural Crisis and a New Start
Russian Studies in China

Cheng Yang

Deutsche Fassung


With its rise to world power, China’s external interests in politics, economics, and culture also are also growing. In order to pursue these interests, a basic knowledge of other cultures and regions in the world is required. China’s Russian and Eurasian Studies, which is supposed to make available knowledge about the post-Soviet space, is in a structural crisis. It has isolated itself and is uncompetitive in terms of science, methodology, and publishing. A paradigm shift, an intellectual revolution, internationalisation, more research on site, and a true interdisciplinary approach required for a new start in the Chinese Russia on research.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2015, pp. 149–168)