Anastas Vangeli is a doctoral student and a research assistant at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Warsaw. Previously, Vangeli has received a master degree in nationalism studies from the Central European University in Budapest (2009) and a master degree from the program for contemporary China studies at the Chinese People’s University 中国 人民 大学 in Beijing (2013). He has worked and collaborated with several think tanks and research organizations, and has published and presented in Europe, Asia and North America. He is the author of several articles in academic and non-academic journals, a monograph about the politicization of ancient history, and is also the co-editor of the book China and Europe in 21st century global politics: partnership, competition or co-evolution? published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2013. His passion is basketball – he actively trained and worked as a coach with the juniors, and is a co-founder of maknba.net. In 2004, Vangeli started the socially engaged blog Vuna.