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We Shall Be Masters

Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674916449

Publication Date: 06/08/2021

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384 pages

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

7 maps

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  • Introduction: “Only a Short Distance Away”: Russia’s Arrival on the Pacific Coast
  • 1. Lord of Alaska: Tsar Alexander I’s Transpacific Empire
  • 2. “Russian Control Will Be Guaranteed Forever”: Nikolai Muravev and the Conquest of the Pacific Coast
  • 3. “We Can Still Repeat the Exploits of Cortez”: Expansion and Retreat in China’s Central Asian Borderlands
  • 4. “Tightening the Bonds between Us”: Sergei Witte and the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • 5. “A New Mecca for the East”: The Bolshevik Revolution in China
  • 6. “We Must Have Our Hands Free”: Stalin’s Drive for Hegemony in East Asia
  • 7. “The Great Hope of Humankind”: Soft-Power Socialism in Asia
  • 8. Perestroika and the Pacific: Mikhail Gorbachev’s Opening to Asia
  • Conclusion: “Heir to the Empire of Genghis Khan”: Vladimir Putin’s Pivot to Asia
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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