Harbin in comparative perspective

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Abstract

This article argues that historians have largely neglected the dimension of Chinese-Russian interaction, which was central to the development of Harbin from the emergence of this city in 1898 as an outpost of imperial Russia in Manchuria (north-east China). It goes on to propose a new approach to Harbin history, which, integrating its Russian and Chinese histories during the period prior to the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1932, would also place it in a wider comparative context. This comparative approach is illustrated in the article by a consideration of the issue of ethnically segregated living quarters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-149
Number of pages14
JournalUrban History
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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