Administering the colonizer : Manchuria's Russians under Chinese rule, 1918-29 / Blaine R. Chiasson

Author(s): Chiasson, Blaine R. (Blaine Roland), 1964- Author
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Subjects: Russians--China--Manchuria--History--20th century
Manchuria (China)--Ethnic relations--History--20th century
Harbin Shi (China)--Politics and government--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2010
Series: Contemporary Chinese studies
Contemporary Chinese studies
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: x, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Where Yellow Ruled White - Harbin, 1929 1
2. Railway Frontier: North Manchuria before 1917 16
3. The Chinese Eastern Railway: From Russian Concession to Chinese Special District 38
4. Securing the Special District: Police, Courts, and Prisons 56
5. Experiments Co-Administering the Chinese Eastern Railway 98
6. Manchurian Landlords: The Struggle over the Special District's Land 120
7. Whose City Is This? Special District Municipal Governance 151
8. Making Russians Chinese: Secondary and Post-Secondary Education 184
9. Conclusion: Playing Guest and Host on the Manchurian Stage 209
Appendix 226
Notes 229
Bibliography 269
Index 277
Notes: ISBN: 9780774816564 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0774816562 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-276) and index
Summary: 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 multi-national 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
Biographical sketch: Blaine R. Chiasson is an associate professor of modern Chinese history and Sino-Russian relations at Wilfrid Laurier University
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OCLC Number: 555687774
ISBN/ISSN: 9780774816564
0774816562
1206-9523