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Maksym Grinenko, M.A.

Graduate Student

Maksym Grinenko, M.A.


  • Doctoral Fellow under Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess
  • Member of GPTS-8

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 017
69115 Heidelberg

+49 (0) 1515 562 1349
+49 (0) 6221 54 4012

About Maksym Grinenko

Maksym Grinenko is a doctoral student with a Cluster fellowship under Professor Dr. Harald Fuess and conducts research in the field of Japanese post-war history from the points of view of economics, politics and foreign relations. The focus of his research lies on the Japanese relations within the context of the Cold War and specifically those with the nations that have found themselves on its opposing front. He wrote his Master thesis on the topic of the normalisation of Japanese-Soviet relations following their breakdown in 1945, their further deterioration as a result of the failure to sign a peace agreement at San Francisco in 1951 and their eventual restoration under the Hatoyama cabinet in 1956.

During his Master programme at the Cluster, Maksym Grinenko participated in a six-months academic exchange with the Kyoto University under a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) sponsorship during which he attended courses at the Graduate School of Economics. He has joined the Cluster's Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2016.

Curriculum vitae


Spring 2017

Statistical Analysis for Students of the Japanese Studies, work group, Institute of Japanese Studies, Heidelberg University.


Apr 2017

“Japanese Labor, Foreign Relations and Wages during the Cold War: A look at Sōhyō, 1950–1975”, workshop Labor and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century, Kyoto University. [read]

Funding and Scholarships:

Oct 2015–
Mar 2016

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for a Master’s course six-month exchange with the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University.

Oct 2016–
Oct 2019

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) doctoral fellowship. Eighth generation. [read]

Feb 2017–
Apr 2017

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research funding under supervision of Professor Dr. Harald Fuess for the workshop Labor and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century, Kyoto University. [read]

Sep 2017–
Jun 2018

Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation, Watanabe Foundation, Ito Foundation and Yokohama Friends of the IUC scholarships for attending a 10-month specialist language program at the Stanford University’s Inter-University Center (IUC), Yokohama. [read]


Since 2016

EAJS - European Association for Japanese Studies.