Joseph Livesey

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

New York U.

Grant number

Gr. 9579

Approve Date

October 18, 2017

Project Title

Livesey, Joseph, New York U., New York, NY - To aid research on 'The Chinese in Vladivostok,' supervised by Dr. Bruce Grant

In this project I propose an ethnographic study of Chinese economic expansion in the Far East of Russia. By doing so I ask after the potential emergence of a specifically ‘postsocialist capitalism’ coming out of these unprecedented commercial exchanges between China and Russia, the world’s two largest twentieth-century socialist states, each once among the most prominently self-styled alternatives to western social models. Having both embraced market economic-logics in different ways over the past twenty-five years, do their respective socialist legacies and postsocialist practices evidence a distinctive capitalist mode today? And if so, what can this suggest to us about twenty-first century forms of managed exchange and governance in this region?