Administering the Colonizer: Manchuria’s Russians under Chinese Rule, 1918-29
In the 1920s, Westerners viewed Harbin, in North Manchuria, as a world turned upside down. Located in a former Chinese Eastern Railway concession with a significant Russian population, the city and the Special District in which it resided were represented as places that had reversed the "natural" racial hierarchy a place where white was the ruled and not the ruler.
Administering the Colonizer explores how a non-Western culture dealt with the Western minority under its administration. It reveals that contrary to observations and ideological and national histories emanating from Moscow and present-day Beijing, republican China created policies in a number of areas that not only promoted its own sovereignty but also protected the Russian minority.A historical examination of how an ethnic, cultural, and racial majority coexisted with a minority of a different culture and race, his book also restores to history the multiple national influences that have shaped northern China and Chinese nationalism.
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North Manchuria before 1917
From Russian Concession to Chinese Special District
Police Courts and Prisons
5 Experiments in CoAdministering the Chinese Eastern Railway
The Struggle over the Special Districts Land
7 Whose City Is This? Special District Municipal Governance
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Administering the Colonizer: Manchuria's Russians Under Chinese Rule, 1918-29
Blaine R. Chiasson
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