This collection consists of articles by Russian and Vietnamese scientists who participated in the Round table discussion on the subject: “Vietnam—China relations: the difficult search for agreement”, held at the Center for Vietnam and ASEAN studies, Institute for Far Eastern studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on February 20, 2019 and timed to the 40th anniversary of the 1979 “border war” between China and Vietnam. The volume includes 12 articles by Russian and Vietnamese authors, divided into two parts. The first examines the conflict itself, its causes and consequences, the role of the Soviet Union, the lessons of this war. In the second part, the authors touch upon the actual problems of relations between the two neighboring countries in the period from the normalization of relations in 1991 to the present day. It is aimed at scientists, teachers and students studying Vietnam and China, as well as practitioners in the field of relations with these countries, as well as a wide range of readers.
For the first time in the national historical science a comprehensive analysis of modern Japanese historiography problems of territorial delimitation between Russia and Japan was made, which is extremely important in terms of understanding the ways and results of development of bilateral relations in the near and medium term. The book highlighted the direction of the Japanese historiography of territorial demarcation, given their characteristics and evaluation; the author carries out a comparative analysis of approaches to the assessment of Japanese historians documented legal aspects of Soviet-Japanese territorial demarcation. This exact book will be of practical and scientific interest for a wide range of political scientists, orientalists, historians, students and general public.
The collection of articles by Russian scholars focuses on the positive changes on the Korean Peninsula that occurred during 2018. The results of the North Korean leader's summits with the leaders of China, the USA and South Korea held in 2018 are analyzed. The impact of these meetings on the prospects of resolving the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula is considered. The problems of creating a new mechanism for maintaining peace on the peninsula, taking into account the security interests of Russia, are studied. The issues of relations between the two Korean states and their neighbors in the NEA region are considered. Much attention is given to the state and prospects of trade and economic relations between the Republic of Korea and Russia, the analysis of some aspects of the experience of economic development of the ROK in terms of its use in Russia. Separate chapters are devoted to the issues of Korean historical and cultural heritage and its connection with the modern days, in particular, to the 100th anniversary of the March 1st movement of 1919 for the independence of Korea