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Author Ziegler, Dominic, author.

Title Black dragon river : a journey down the Amur River at the borderlands of empires / Dominic Ziegler.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    915.77 ZIE    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    915.77 ZIE    Available
Description 357 pages : map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-344) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Part One: Onon -- -- Part Two: Irkutsk -- Part Three: Chita -- Part Four: Nerchinsk -- Part Five: Albazino -- Part Six: Blagoveshchensk -- Part Seven: Khabarovsk -- Part Eight: Nikolaevsk -- Epilogue - -Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary "Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia's great rivers that reveals the region's essential history and culture. The world's ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to examine the societies at Europe's only borderland with east Asia. He follows a journey from the river's top to bottom, and weaves the history, ecology and peoples to show a region obsessed with the past--and to show how this region holds a key to the complex and critical relationship between Russia and China today,"--NoveList.
Subject Amur River (China and Russia) -- Description and travel.
Ziegler, Dominic -- Travel -- Amur River (China and Russia).
Russia -- Territorial expansion.
Russia -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Russia.
ISBN 9781594203671

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