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Belts and Roads of Eurasia: the release of a series of travel essays starts

20.01.2022 120 просмотров

As part of the continuation of the “Eurasia Belts and Roads” cycling expedition project, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly opens on its website the publication of travel essays and notes written by Maxim Mikhalev during his research trips and highlighting certain aspects of the traditional culture of small peoples inhabiting the most diverse regions of the continent.


Maxim Mikhalev - Doctor of Historical Sciences, social anthropologist, writer and traveler, member of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, member Council for Spiritual Culture. His research interests include the history and social anthropology of the interior regions of Eurasia, especially with regard to the role of small peoples in international relations. Maxim lived and worked in China for more than ten years, researching the border peoples of this country. Organizer and participant of ethnographic expeditions to the eastern regions of Central Asia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia and South Siberia. Author of numerous scientific and popular science articles on anthropological and geopolitical issues published in Russia, China, Bulgaria, Tajikistan, Germany and Italy, as well as several books in English, Russian and Chinese. UNESCO expert. 


In 2019, in cooperation with the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, he carried out a unique research project of anthropological study of integration initiatives in Eurasia "Belts and Roads of Eurasia", riding alone on a bicycle 8000 kilometers from Moscow to Beijing. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the UC of Social Anthropology at the Russian State Humanitarian University, where he teaches several special courses on the history and social anthropology of Asian countries. 


We hope that the published essays will be of interest to the youth audience, representatives of public organizations, employees of government and commercial structures, whose activities are closely related to intercultural contacts, international business and folk diplomacy. 


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