Olga Alexeeva

Dr. Olga V. Alexeeva joined the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) as Professor of Chinese History in May 2012, after studying and teaching in Paris, Beijing, Tianjin, Bordeaux, Québec and Taipei. Her current research project, supported by the SSHRC, focuses on the history of China’s rugged path towards modernization. She was a visiting scholar in Paris University, France, in 2017 and 2019, and is currently an associate member of the School of International Affairs at Laval University. She has written on a broad range of contemporary geopolitical issues, including China’s Arctic aspirations, shipping potential of the “Polar Silk Road” and economic prospects of the Sino-Russian cooperation within BRI.