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Author Wolff, David, 1960-

Title To the Harbin Station : the liberal alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914 / David Wolff.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.84 WOLF    DUE 08-11-19
Physical description xiv, 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-249) and index.
Contents Foreword / Nicholas V. Riasanovsky -- 1. Constructions -- 2. Interministerial Rivalry as a Way of Life -- 3. Manchurian Colonization: Policy, Results, and Feedback -- 4. War, Revolution, and Politics: Harbin, 1904-1908 -- 5. Know Thine Enemy, Know Thyself: Russian Orientology in the Borderlands -- App. Some Notes on Russian Sinology in Beijing, Kazan, St. Petersburg, and Vladivostok, 1715-1899.
Summary In 1898, near the projected intersection of the Chinese Eastern Railroad (the last leg of the Trans-Siberian) and China's Sungari River, Russian engineers founded the city of Harbin. Between the survey of the site and the profound dislocations of the 1917 revolution, Harbin grew into a bustling multiethnic urban center with over 100,000 inhabitants. In this area of great natural wealth, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and American ambitions competed and converged, and sometimes precipitated vicious hostilities. Drawing on the archives, both central and local, of seven countries, this history of Harbin presents multiple perspectives on Imperial Russia's only colony.
Subject Russians -- China -- Harbin.
Harbin (China) -- History.
China -- History -- 20th century.
Variant Title Liberal alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914.
ISBN 0804732663 (alk. paper)