Mark Gamsa is a professor in the History Department of East Asian Studies at Tel-Aviv University. He researches European-Asian contact, specifically Russian-Chinese relations and modern Russian and Chinese history and literature. He’s the author of Harbin: A Cross-Cultural Biography published by University of Toronto Press.

This episode was written, edited and produced by Sean Guillory and Rusana Novikova.


Konstantin Sokol’skii, “Kogda druz’ya vstrechaiutsia.”

Nikolai Dontsov, “Liubov razboinika.”

Nikolai Markov, “Tango zhuravli.”

Harbin: a major Russian city in China