Administering the Colonizer: Manchuria's Russians Under Chinese Rule, 1918-29 (Contemporary Chinese Studies Series)

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.

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780774816571
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780774816571
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0774816570

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