Administering the Colonizer: Manchuria's Russians Under Chinese Rule, 1918-29 (Contemporary Chinese Studies Series)
By: Blaine R. Chiasson (author)Paperback
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Harbin of the 1920s was viewed by Westerners as a world turned upside down. The Chinese government had taken over administration of the Russian-founded Chinese Eastern Railway concession, and its large Russian population. This account of the decade-long multi-ethnic and multinational administrative experiment in North Manchuria reveals that China not only created policies to promote Chinese sovereignty but also instituted measures to protect the Russian minority. This multi-faceted book is a historical examination of how an ethnic, cultural, and racial majority coexisted with a minority of a different culture and race. It restores to history the multiple national influences that have shaped northern China and Chinese nationalism.
Blaine R. Chiasson is an associate professor of modern Chinese history and Sino-Russian relations at Wilfrid Laurier University.
1 Introduction: Where Yellow Ruled White - Harbin, 1929 2 Railway Frontier: North Manchuria before 1917 3 The Chinese Eastern Railway: From Russian Concession to Chinese Special District 4 Securing the Special District: Police, Courts, and Prisons 5 Experiments Co-Administering the Chinese Eastern Railway 6 Manchurian Landlords: The Struggle over the Special District's Land 7 Whose City Is This? Special District Municipal Governance 8 Making Russians Chinese: Secondary and Post-Secondary Education 9 Conclusion: Playing Guest and Host on the Manchurian Stage Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
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