Dr. Ylber Marku
Research Fellow in World History, School of International Relations – Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.
Dr. Ylber Marku has finished his PhD in History in November 2017 at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He has studied Political Science during his first-level university studies, and European Policies and International Relations during his master’s studies, at the University of Padua, Italy. His current research is mainly focused on the role of the Sino-Albanian alliance during the Cold War. Looking from the perspective of the Global Cold War and the Global 1960s, Dr. Marku explores the implications of the Sino-Albanian alliance for the International Communist Movement, the Sino-Soviet split, and the Soviet-Albanian split, and the role played by Albania and China during the central decades of the Cold War period. During his doctorate studies in Hong Kong, Dr. Marku has been teaching classes of World History, and has designed and taught the course of Cold War History. Before the current appointment as Research Fellow in Xiamen University, Dr. Marku has worked as Research Associate for a short-term project at the Department of Chinese Culture, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Peer reviewed journals:
1. Ylber Marku, “Shifting Alliances: Albania in the Early Cold War”, Journal of Cold War Studies, (Forthcoming, Summer 2019).
2. Ylber Marku, “China and Albania: The Cultural Revolution and Cold War Relations”, Cold War History, Vol. 17, no. 4, (2017): 367–383.
3. Ylber Marku, 阿尔巴尼亚在共产主义政权时期的社会经济转型 [Socio-economic transformation of Albania during the communist regime], in 冷战国际史研究 22 [Journal of Cold War International History Studies], Vol. 22, (Winter 2016): 153-171.
Ylber Marku, “The race beyond the Adriatic of Italian Marxist-Leninists. Reasons, costs and benefits of an Italian-Albanian strategy at the time of the contrast between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union (1960-1970)”, Co-Authored with Nicola Pedrazzi, in Paolo Rago ed. (Roma: Laterza, Forthcoming March 2019).