Beyond the steppe frontier a history of the Sino-Russian border (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Beyond the steppe frontier a history of the Sino-Russian border

Author: Sören Urbansky
Publisher: Princeton Oxford Princeton University Press [2020] © 2020
Dissertation: Dissertation Universität Konstanz 2014.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
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"Over two thousand miles long, the boundary between Russia and China is the world's longest land border. Though sometimes considered a backwater, the border region was always of critical geopolitical importance and has a fascinating history. Not only did this border divide the two largest Eurasian empires, it was also the place where European and Asian civilizations met, where nomads and settled peoples mingled,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Hochschulschrift
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Urbansky, Sören, 1980 -
Beyond the steppe frontier
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2020
1 Online-Ressource (xiii, 367 Seiten)
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(DE-627)1691083003
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sören Urbansky
ISBN: 9780691181684 0691181683
OCLC Number: 1152593537
Accession No: (DE-627)1671335112 (DE-599)KXP1671335112 (OCoLC)1152593537
Notes: Enthält bibliografische Angaben und Namensindex, Seite 325-367.
Description: xiii, 367 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 25 cm
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Responsibility: Sören Urbansky.
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"Over two thousand miles long, the boundary between Russia and China is the world's longest land border. Though sometimes considered a backwater, the border region was always of critical geopolitical importance and has a fascinating history. Not only did this border divide the two largest Eurasian empires, it was also the place where European and Asian civilizations met, where nomads and settled peoples mingled, where the imperial interests of Russia, China, and Japan clashed, and where both conflicts and gestures of friendship between the world's largest Communist regimes were staged. This book is a history of this border from the late nineteenth century until the fall of the Soviet Union. The border has undergone a remarkable transformation since the late nineteenth century. As late as the 1920s, Russian, Chinese, and native worlds were intricately interwoven in the region, and the frontier was barely regulated. By the end of the twentieth century, however, the two countries had succeeded in cutting kin, cultural, economic, and religious connections between the two sides through deportation, forced assimilation, and nationalist propaganda campaigns. Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union would China and Russia reopen the border, but even today the line between countries demarcates two distinct regions with remarkably different worldviews and cultures. Drawing on sources in seven languages, including extensive archival research, interviews, and oral histories, Urbansky stresses the significant role of the local population in supporting, or more often undermining, the two states' border-making efforts"

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"This is a rich account of one of the world's longest national borders."---K.E. Stapleton, Choice "A brilliant cross between a Lonely Planet Guide for the place you never wanted to visit and a Read more...

 
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