Michael SHARE

Part-time teacher

Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 8827
Office: Room 4039, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21B)
E-mail: mshare@um.edu.mo / mshare@hku.hk

  • Ph.D. (Russian History) University of Wisconsin (1984)
  • M.A. (International History) London School of Economics (1972)
  • B.A. (European History) S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton (1970)
  • Modern Britain, 1770-1970
  • Russia and the Soviet Union, 800 to the present
  • Europe, Political and Diplomatic, 1815-
  • Russia & China


  • Book: When Empires Collided: Russian and Soviet Relations with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao, 1850 to the present. (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, February 2007), pp. xxiv + 375.
    Reviewed in: The China Journal, No. 59, Robert F. Miller, pp. 224-226.
    The Russian Review, Eva-Maria Stolberg, Vol. 67, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 138-139.
    The Asian Review of Books, Stephen Maire, March 16, 2008, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 2, Summer 2007, Anna Belogurova, pp. 356-357
    The Round Table, Vol. 97, No. 395, pp. 327-329, Marc Lanteigne.
    International Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008, David Wolff, pp. 253-255.
    International History Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2008, John Stephan, pp. 654- 655.
    Slavic Review, Vol. 67, No. 3, Fall 2008, Elizabeth Wishnick, pp. 763-764.
  • “Trump, Russia, and China: The First 100 Days”, International Analysis, (Moscow: MGIMO Press), Vol. 19, No. 1, Summer 2017, pp. 116-122.
  • “The Great Game Revisited: Three Empires Collide in Chinese Turkestan (Xinjiang)”, Europe-Asia Studies, (Oxford: Taylor and Francis), Vol. 67, No. 7, Sept. 2015, pp. 1102-1129.
  • “A Little Known and Explored Front: The Russian Civil War in Chinese Xinjiang, 1918- 1921”, Europe-Asia Studies, (Oxford: Taylor and Francis), Vol. 62, No. 3, May 2010, pp. 389-420.
  • “Xinjiang and the Cold War”. An article being written for Journal of Cold War Studies, Cambridge Mass, USA.
  • Book Review: Wendy Lower, Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine (Chapel Hilll: University of North Carolina Press, 2005, pp. xx + 307) Russian Review, July 2006.
  • “The Bear Yawns: Russian/Soviet Relations with Macao.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 16, No. 1, April 2006, (Cambridge University Press), pp. 43-58.
  • “Clash of Worlds: the Comintern, British Hong Kong, and Chinese Nationalism, 1921- 1927.” Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies) (Glasgow: Carfax Publishing) vol. 57, no. 4, June 2005, pp. 601-624.
  • “Along the Fringes of ‘The Great Game’: Imperial Russia and Hong Kong, 1841-1907.” The Round Table, September 2004, v. 93, no. 376, pp. 741-753.
  • Book Review: Ilya V. Gaiduk, Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003, pp. xxi, 286) The International History Review, vol. XXVI, 2, June 2004.
  • “Red Star Ascending, Flagging Union Jack: Soviet Views on the Handover of Hong Kong.” Diplomacy & Statecraft, vol. 15, no. 1, (Philadelphia, USA: Frank Cass), March 2004, pp. 57-78.
  • “From Ideological Foe to Uncertain Friend: Soviet Relations with Taiwan, 1943-1982.” Cold War History, v.3, no.2, January 2003, pp. 1-34.
  • Twenty articles in the Encyclopedia of World War I and the Encyclopedia of World War II, Dr. Spencer Tucker, editor, 2003.
  • “The Soviet Union, Hong Kong, and the Cold War, 1945-1970,” CWIHP Working Paper Series, (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.), April 2003.
  • “‘Moscow’s Taiwanese Option’, 1949-1982: A View from the Soviet Archives,” The Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, (Taipei: Taiwan), Spring 2000, pp. 11-34.
  • “The Russian Government's Attitude toward the Changeover in Hong Kong,” Association of Russian and American Historians Newsletter, vol.3, no.1, fall 1997, p.22- 26.
  • Eight Articles in the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Dr. Spencer Tucker, editor; 3 vols; (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press), 1998.
  • Book Review: Janos Matyas Kovacs, ed. Transition to Capitalism? The Communist Legacy in Eastern Europe, (London: Transaction Publishers, 1994), Journal of Third World Studies, fall 1995.
  • “The Chinese Community in South Vietnam during the War,” the Journal of Third World Studies, Fall 1994, v.11, pp. 240-265.
  • “Workers’ Intelligentsia,” The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, volume 55, March 1993.
  • Book Review: Stephen R. Mackinnon and Oris Friesen, China Reporting: An Oral History of American Journalism in the 1930's and 1940’s. (University of California Press, 1987), Journal of Third World Studies, summer 1989.
  • Michael Share and Michael Richards, “Review Essay: The Making and Remaking of the Russian Working Class, 1890-1917,” Journal of Social History, vol. 21, no. 4, June 1988, pp. 781-792.
  • Book: The Central Workers’ Circle of St. Petersburg, 1889-1894: A Case Study of the Workers' Intelligentsia. (New York: Garland Press), 1987. Published as part of Garland’s Series of Outstanding Dissertations.
  • “Korea at a Crossroads?” In These Times, November 28, 1987.
  • Book: Co-author of History of Soviet Russia. (revision of edition written by R. Otto). Workbook, University of Wisconsin-Extension, October 1987.

Current Reserach Project

  • “Russian and Soviet Activities in Tibet and Xinjiang Province, 1917 to the present”. 
    Started this project in May 2005, heavily based on the Russian archives.  Plan to publish several articles and two books within the next few years.   Brill Press (Holland) sent me a book contract in November 2007.

I have my BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton in European History (1970); my MA from the London School of Economics in International History (1972); and my PhD from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in Russian history (1984).  Garland Press published my PhD dissertation "The Central Workers' Circle of St. Petersburg, 1889-1894: A Case Study of the Workers' Intelligentsia" in 1987, as part of Garland's series of outstanding dissertations in modern European history.        During the past twenty years, my research area has shifted to Russian-Chinese relations.  I published several articles in noted International journals culminating in a book in 2007: "When Empires Collided: Russian and Soviet Relations with Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan" (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2007).  Since then, I have worked on Soviet Activities in Xinjiang and Tibet, and have published two articles, and am writing a third article, and a book for Brill Press (Netherlands).  My publications have involved extensive work in the Russian, British, American, Taiwanese, Macau, and Hong Kong archives.  

I have taught either part time or full time at universities in the United States, Russia, Hong Kong, and now Macau over the past 40 years.  These courses have included European, World, Russian, US, Military and International History.  To bolster my teaching credentials, I participated in National Endowment for the Humanities Seminars at Cornell University (1986), and at Columbia University (1996), as well as a Fulbright Summer Seminar in South Korea (1987).  I have also given papers at numerous international conferences during the past thirty years, and have received a number of research and conferences grants, particularly from the University of Hong Kong.  

Currently I am teaching part time for the GPA department at the University of Macau, as well as assisting in the re-opening of the Russian Center for the Faculty of Social Sciences.