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Spies and Scholars

Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power

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$46.00 • £36.95 • €41.50

ISBN 9780674241855

Publication Date: 04/14/2020

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384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 photos, 13 maps

Belknap Press

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  • Maps and Illustrations*
  • Note on Calendar and Transliteration
  • Introduction
  • I. Muscovite Statecraft and Hybrid Knowledge
    • 1. Muscovy on the Knowledge Frontier
    • 2. Seeing China through Russian Eyes
  • II. Bureaucrats and Their Secrets
    • 3. Secret Missions, Troublesome Missionaries
    • 4. Scholarship and Expertise at Home and Abroad
    • 5. The Caravan as a Knowledge Bureaucracy
    • 6. The Commerce of Long-Distance Letters
  • III. Remaking Knowledge on the Frontier
    • 7. Frontier Intelligence and the Struggle for Inner Asia
    • 8. Spies and Subversion in Eastern Siberia
  • IV. Intelligence and Sinology in Search of World Power
    • 9. Imperial Encounters in the North Pacific
    • 10. Making Russian Sinology in the Age of Napoleon
    • 11. Conspiracy and Conquest on the Amur
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Reign Dates
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Maps and Illustrations
    • 1.1 Eurasia in the 1690s
    • 1.2 The Godunov map, 1667
    • 3.1 A Russian caravan map of Beijing, 1736
    • 3.2 Andrei Kaniaev’s headstone in Beijing, 1755
    • 5.1 Qing soldiers, from a caravan journal, 1736
    • 5.2 The fortifications at Xuanfu, from a caravan journal, 1736
    • 7.1 The Siberian Line frontier in the 1750s
    • 8.1 The Mongolian and Manchurian frontier in the 1750s–1760s
    • 8.2 Qing Aigun, around 1700
    • 8.3 Kiakhta in the 1790s
    • 8.4 Eurasia in 1800
    • 9.1 The North Pacific, around 1800
    • 11.1 The Amur frontier in the 1850s

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