Department of History

Jonathan Bone


Office: Atrium 209
Phone: (973) 720-2284
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Department: History
Position: Assistant Professor

Area Specialization
Russian History

Jonathan Bone received his PhD in Russian/Soviet history from the University of Chicago and has been teaching at WPU since 2001. His specialty and major research interest is the settlement and development of the Soviet Far East during the Stalin years, on which he has authored numerous articles. Other interests include population/migration studies, industrial and post-industrial economies, and Eurasian international relations. A past director of WPU's Asian Studies Program, he has lived in Russia, Japan and India and is a longtime editor of the H-NEAsia listserv. In addition to courses in Russian, East Asian and Global history, he also teaches historical methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


PhD, History--University of Chicago, 2003

MA, History--University of Chicago, 1990

BA, History--DePaul University, 1989

Selected Publications

Is There A Fitzpatrick School Of History? In Acta Slavica Japonica 24 (2007), 229-32.

Rethinking Stalinist Industrialization In The Soviet Far East; in Eva-Maria Stolberg, ed., The Siberian Saga: A History Of Russia’s Wild East (New York: Peter J. Lang, 2005).

An Annotated Guide To Stalin's Office Logbook, 1924–1931, Stalin Era Research And Archives Project Working Paper No. 3, University of Toronto, 1999.

Soviet Controls On The Circulation Of Information, in special double issue of Cahiers du Monde Russe, vol. 40 nos. 1–2 (January–June 1999): 65–90.

A la recherche d'un Komsomol perdu: Who really built Komsomol'sk-na-Amure, and why, in Revue des Etudes Slaves (Paris) vol. 53 no. 1 (1999): 59–92.

Exporting The Labor Revolution: Management-Worker Relations On The Chinese Eastern Railway, 1924–1934, in Dal’nii Vostok Rossii—Severo-Vostok Kitaia: Istoricheskii opyt vzaimodeistviia i perspektivy sotrudnichestva.... (Khabarovsk: Izdatel’skii dom “Chastnaia kollektsiia,” 1998), 92–94.

Archival Access In Vladivostok: A Model For Moscow? In AAASS Newsnet, 37:5 (November 1997): 5–6.

Problematicheskii mir: Peresmotr Sovetsko-Iaponskogo pakta o neitralitete 1941-go g. Abstract published in Istoricheskii opyt osvoeniia vostochnykh raionov Rossii: Tezisy dokladov ... mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii, kn. 2 (Vladivostok: RAN DVNTs, Institut istorii, arkheologii, i etnografii narodov Dal'nego Vostoka, 1993), 209–210.

Rice, Rubber And Development Policies: The Mise-En-Valeur Of French Indochina On The Eve Of The Second World War. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the French Colonial History Society [US], 1992 (16): 154–80.


1998: Von Holst Lectureship, University of Chicago Dept. of History teaching-position award for undergraduate course based on dissertation.

1997–98: Social Science Research Council (SSRC) dissertation write-up fellowship.

1994–95: 12-month joint IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board) and Fulbright-Hayes Long-Term Individual Research grant for dissertation research in Russia.

1994: Mellon Foundation summer language training grant.

1993: University grant for preliminary dissertation research (Khabarovsk/Vladivostok, Russia).

1993: University grant for preliminary dissertation research (Ekaterinburg/Tomsk, Russia).

1991–1994: Century Fellowship, University of Chicago.