[The Origins of Competition Between Russian and Chinese Settlers During the Early Period of Colonization of the South Ussuri Area (the Mid-19th – Early 20th Centuries)]
Type of publication: Research Article
south ussuri area, colonization, chinese, russians, koreans, landscapes, competition, rivalry
Relationships between the Russian and Chinese settlers after the annexation of Eastern Manchuria (Ussuri Area) by the Russian Empire were uneasy and complex; there were both cooperation and rivalry. Historians studying this issue usually focus on factors related to politics and business. This is a valid approach; yet it fails to explain the fact of certain distrust experienced for over a century by Russians of the Far East toward the Chinese; in opposition, for instance, to the Koreans, for the attitude toward the latter was more tolerant. It is quite possible that there was another important factor involved – that of landscape preferences – which is going to be discussed in the article.
This research was supported by "The Japan Foundation"
Tkachev, S.V., Tkacheva, N.N. 2016. “Istoki konkurentsii mezhdu russkimi i kitaiskimi poselentsami v nachal’nyi period kolonizatsii Yuzhno-Ussuriiskogo kraia (ser. XIX – nach. XX v). [The Origins of Competition Between Russian and Chinese Settlers During the Early Period of Colonization of the South Ussuri Area (the Mid-19th – Early 20th Centuries)]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 104-121
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