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An online lecture of A.V. Lukin and O.V. Puzanova at Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University

On May 6, 2020, an online lecture was held with the participation of the head of the Department of International Relations and the International Laboratory for World Order Studies and New Regionalism Professor Alexander Lukin and the research assistant Olga Puzanova at the John Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University with a professor Ezra Vogel. The lecture was dedicated to the Sino-Russian territorial dispute settlement.

During the lecture, Alexander Vladimirovich Lukin described the main territorial disputes that arose after the period of Qing China and especially escalated during the 1960s, which resulted, in particular, in an open conflict between the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China on Damansky Island in 1969. Despite the confrontation between China and the Soviet Union on territorial issues, the parties managed to effectively solve the problem in 2004, reaching a consensus on the regulation of shipping in border rivers and the resolution of territorial disputes around the islands of Bolshoi Ussuriysky and Tarabarov. The resolution of territorial disputes between Russia and China may benefit the solution of the issue between Russia and Japan in the modern period of cooperation between the two countries. Olga Puzanova in her speech drew attention to the fact that the Japanese-Russian issue is still far from total settlement, but the positive dynamics remains, and further forecasts regarding the resolution of territorial disputes can be resumed after the results of the elections in Japan in 2021. 

You can listen to the full lecture recording