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Author March, G. Patrick, 1924-

Title Eastern destiny : Russia in Asia and the North Pacific / G. Patrick March.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.4824705 MARC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 273 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-251) and index.
Contents 1. Geography: A Colossal and Chilling Expanse -- 2. Early Russian Experiences with Asia and Asians -- 3. Ivan IV and Muscovite Drang nach Osten -- 4. Initial Sino-Muscovite Contacts -- 5. Toward a Delineated Sino-Muscovite Border -- 6. The Kiakhta System -- 7. Japan, Kamchatka, and the Kurils -- 8. "Normalization" of Russo-Japanese Relations -- 9. To the Farthest East: The Rim of the North Pacific -- 10. Baranov, California, and Hawaii -- 11. Demise of the Russian American Company and Sale of Alaska -- 12. Living with the Kiakhta System -- 13. A New Russo-Chinese Border in the Far East -- 14. New Borders for Russia in Central Asia -- 15. Russian Railroads in Asia: Arteries of Empire -- 16. Russia, Korea, and the Sino-Japanese War -- 17. Russia, Manchuria, and the Boxer Rebellion -- 18. Korea and the Russo-Japanese War -- 19. War, Revolution, and Reconquest -- 20. Mongolia: The First Soviet Satellite -- 21. Russians, the Chinese Eastern Railway, and Sinkiang.
22. The Soviet Union and Japan in the 1920s and 1930s -- 23. World War II and Settlements -- 24. The USSR and the Asian Mainland during the Cold War -- 25. The USSR and the North Pacific during the Cold War.
Summary History of the expansion of the Muscovite/Russian/Soviet state into Asia, the North Pacific and North America. It is the saga of the desperate entrepreneurs and dedicated state servants who sought to push their empire ever-eastward in the most inhospitable of climes.
Subject Russia -- Territorial expansion.
Russia -- Relations -- Asia.
Asia -- Relations -- Russia.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Asia.
Asia -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Russia -- Relations -- Pacific Area.
Pacific Area -- Relations -- Russia.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Pacific Area.
Pacific Area -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
ISBN 0275955664 (alk. paper)
0275956482 (pb : alk. paper)